Meet Our Judges
Country Lead for Vietnam
Draper Startup House
Aaron Everhart is a serial entrepreneur with a background in corporate branding. He established HATCH! in 2012 to serve entrepreneurs in Vietnam. In 2021, HATCH! was acquired by Draper Venture unit, Draper Startup House, a global network of spaces connected to services, education, and investment with a combined vision and mission: ONE MILLION ENTREPRENEURS BY 2030. Aaron is a communications expert with 25 years in the field working in teams serving over 300 clients worldwide, many of which are Fortune 100 companies. He’s worked on projects for Accenture, AT&T, FedEx, PepsiCo, Frito-Lay, and Bao Viet.
Travis is co-founder and CEO of Carbonated, an LA-based mobile games studio. A 25-year veteran of the game industry (19 years in mobile), Travis has also served as SVP Mobile at Zynga and Electronic Arts, where he led global studios and mobile game strategy. Travis is also an angel investor and advisor for companies like Mattel, Rocket, Little Labs, Renzu, Bunch, USC School of Engineering, and featured in four Apple keynotes.
Rishi believes in transforming the built world by bringing sustainable flexibility that can resolve the issue of carbon emissions. His company Incube creates smart modular walls that drastically cut embodied carbon emissions of a fit-out and make spaces adaptable by design. Having launched Cubes with Bosch in 2020 during the pandemic, Incube is looking to build on the accelerated trends and support the industry in sustainably maximizing the use of existing spaces, repurposing spaces to meet local needs and build in resilience. Rishi grew Incube out of his previous businesses, which supports the growth of startups and corporate innovation. He also advises startup growth programmes and accelerators globally.
Founder and CEO
Yuna & Co
Winzendy Tedja co-founded a business that has grown from a mere five people company into now over 100 people strong in the market and grown its equity multiple times. Winzendy co-founded Yuna, fashion e-commerce, that acts as a virtual matchmaker for fashion consumers. Winzendy supports strategic thinking that combines with creative ideas that would deliver business objectives in a more relevant & contextual way. Also, a good communicator, Winzendy loves business and individual growth.
Entrepreneur, Educator, Startup Growth Specialist
Anna is a serial entrepreneur with a strong background in launching and growing businesses. Anna’s startup journey started 11 years ago at Rocket Internet and Team Europe Ventures, two leading global venture builders. She then founded Growth Hacking Asia, a regional training and consulting company with offices in 6 countries, focusing on product-led and data-driven growth strategies for startups and SMEs. Anna is passionate about teaching and sharing her experience and skills and has developed and conducted training programs for startups, MNCs, government agencies and universities across Southeast Asia including Google, Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre and The National University of Singapore (NUS).
Co-Founder and CEO
Mohan Belani co-founded e27, a startup and tech ecosystem platform focused on helping startup founders build and grow their companies. He believes that startups can make the world a better place, and in order for Southeast Asia’s tech ecosystem to be relevant, it needs to be driven by sustainable and impactful companies solving problems at scale. He enjoys working with founders and helping them alleviate the challenges of building great companies specifically around the areas of talent, funding and market access.
Yi Ming Kau
Angel Investor & Venture Builder
Yi Ming Kau is an entrepreneur turned Angel Investor. He has been a founder of two startups in marketing analytics and education. Yi Ming Kau’s latest assignment has been with Singapore-based GrabRentals, the largest and most productive ride-hailing fleet in Singapore. A multi-disciplinarian with a background in engineering, finance and military operations and Yi Ming Kau says he thrives in VUCA environments.
Current: TMT Late Stage Growth Investor TMT Investment Banker Lived in London, Los Angeles and NYC with investment banking, ecommerce startups, film and media, (e)sports and technology venture capital experience. UK/USA network and experience across marketing, strategy, operations and finance and data analytics Work on M&A and distressed / restructuring deals Speaker at "Digital Hollywood" in 2015, 2017, 2018 on Virtual/Augmented Reality Specialist in frontier media technologies including VR/AR Film background and I am a BAFTA LA Scholar 2016 & BAFTA LA Newcomer 2015.
MDI Pte. Ltd
Kenneth is the Managing Partner of MDI VC Singapore, and he is responsible for MDI Ventures Global Expansion and Fund Initiatives. He is one of the founding members of MDI ventures and has been with the firm since the day of its inception. His experience also includes time at Deloitte and Systec VC, one of the earliest VC/venture builders in Indonesia. Subsequently, he also manages several private funds throughout his career. There are currently two funds that actively operate under his management. His investment follows the belief in a mix between value investing and sustainable growth fueled by venture investment. Throughout his career with MDI, his investment choice has contributed four out of seven exits for MDI. The sector of choice includes fintech, logistics, SaaS, and consumer tech. His next focus is to bring MDI Ventures as a globally respectable venture firm. He believes the combination of the VC model with a corporate-backed ecosystem should be one of the vital determinants of success for MDI ventures.