Investments Gone Wrong - Entrepreneurs Strike Back


About the Event

Statistically, 9 out of 10 startups fail. Most entrepreneurs will talk about good investors. But the adverse of that do exist.

Join us to hear from our panel of selected entrepreneurs about why choosing the right investors is a decision that can make or break your startup.

With our Investment Gone Wrong series, we are doing just the opposite. We are taking a peak into the ugliness behind the startup hype to gather lessons and pitfalls that other startups and investors can learn from.

We will dive deep in a educative yet entertaining manner with horror stories about founders, investment due diligence (remember GrabGas? ;) and post investment engagement. We will also bring to light the considerations that the investors will go through before investing among other things.

You as an investor or entrepreneur are also invited to join in on the conversation and ask tough questions to our panel. If you have any opinions, don't hesitate to voice it out during out sessions - We love them!

Johnny Mayo
Head of Marketing & PR of Zinios Sdn Bhd

Johnny Mayo helps banks, corporations and government entities in Southeast Asia understand and leverage blockchain technology. As CMO, he led Neuroware to organize the world's first bank-backed blockchain hackathon with DBS in Singapore and mentor Asia's first bank-sponsored accelerator with CIMB. Since becoming the first Malaysian-based team to graduate from the 500 Startups accelerator program in 2014,, Neuroware has developed new protocols to help organizations store and share data using the blockchain database. Johnny is also the co-founder of betanomics.asia, a community for blockchain-related startup founders across Asia.

Zikry Kholil
Co-founder and Global Executive Officer of Incitement

Former Radio DJ and Ice Hockey Player for the Malaysian National team, Zikry Kholil cofounded Incitement in 2011, an international community to promote volunteerism and positive social impact. The platform, powered largely through talks, connects volunteers and corporate sponsors to social projects. Now, the organization is "spreading positivity" globally, with chapters in 41 countries. Before founding his social enterprise in Malaysia, Zikry worked with various United Nations agencies and NGOs in the Middle East.

Christopher Tock
Founder and CEO of SocialGrooves.com

Christopher Tock, the Founder and CEO of SocialGrooves.com is an experienced social media advocate who was key in utilizing social media to build up a number of non-profits such as the Young Corporate Malaysians (of which he co-founded), Random Alphabets, UKEC (in UK) and many more. He also specializes in providing trending opportunities, be it on technology or current social behaviours, to individuals that has become the blogger celebrities as they are known today.


21st February 2017, at 7 pm

Level 13, Uptown 1, Damansara Uptown.

Who should join the Investment Gone Wrong Series?
• Small-medium sized business owners and startups
• Entrepreneurs who are thinking about raising money or are just curious about the investment process
• Interested in becoming an investor or already an investors
• Angel syndicates, VCs, analysts, etc.

Serious entrepreneurs/investors only. Please don't come and sell your properties or your insurance schemes.

Space is limited - Register now to avoid disappointments.

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