Quest Ventures partners with NDC to bring Venture Capital Accelerated program back to Manila

The Independent Investor

Singapore-based venture capital firm Quest Ventures collaborates with the National Development Company to bring its Venture Capital Accelerated (VCA) program back to Manila. Scheduled for the 12th of April from 9am to 5pm at the Philippine Innovation Hub in Makati City, the VCA program is a fast-track 1-day in-person flagship program that introduces aspiring venture capitalists, angel investors, entrepreneurs, and investment managers to the fundamentals of venture capital.

Drawing from their network and years of experience in venture capital, Quest Ventures’ VCA program will use interactive sessions and detailed modules to simplify the complexities of venture capital deals and startup financing. Topics will include the basic economics of venture capital, the functioning of the venture capital industry, the fundraising process for startups, and the development of an investment thesis consistent with one’s investment goals and strategy.

Lead Instructor James Tan, Managing Partner at Quest Ventures, co-founded 55tuan, a NASDAQ-listed e-commerce group in China, and serves as advisor and board member for organizations like the Applied Innovation Institute, Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE), and Business Angel Network of Southeast Asia (BANSEA). Course Curator Paris de l’Etraz, with 20 years in investment banking and venture capital at UBS Bank and ABN AMRO, currently directs the Venture Lab at IE Business School and chairs the Applied Innovation Institute.

Prior to coming to Manila, Quest Ventures will also bring the VCA program to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on March 29.

A limited number of scholarships are available for outstanding young professionals to participate in the program this year. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply before April 1, 2024, 23:59 GMT +8.


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