In this episode, Hall welcomes Karen Contet, Co-Founder & CEO of AngelHub.
AngelHub is Hong Kong’s only SFC-regulated tech investment platform enabling investors to co-invest on a deal-by-deal basis alongside their fund & institutional investors. AngelHub combines a highly selective due diligence process, diverse network of partners, and the WHub start-up ecosystem to empower tech entrepreneurs for success.
Over the past year, AngelHub has vetted over 1,400 companies and made investments in more than 8 different sectors such as edutech, FinTech, foodtech, robotics & AI, healthtech, blockchain, gaming, and fast fashiontech.
Karen has been working in Asia for 13 years, starting in Tokyo as JP Morgan’s Exotic Equity Derivatives Trader, to software engineer for an IoT startup, teaching Front-End Web Development before co-founding WHub. She is immersed in the startup scene as a Community Leader for Techstars, a Front-End Web Development Instructor, a mentor for several accelerator programs, a speaker at international conferences like the JS Conference 2015 in Singapore, a French Foreign Trade Advisor, a FrenchTech Ambassador, and Founder of WomenWhoCodeHK. Karen has a double degree engineering diploma (France EPF – Canada ETS) and a Masters in Finance International from HEC Paris.
Karen is also a founding board member of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong.
Karen discusses the current state of angel investing and how she thinks it will evolve, some of the challenges she has faced, AngelHub’s fund, and what excites her right now.
You can visit AngelHub at www.angelhub.io, and via LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/angelhub-limited/?ref=angelhubio.
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