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27-28 November 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton
Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Summit Overview

Angels & Unicorns: Is it just a dating game or does it end up in marriage? Find out in this ultimate 2-day Summit designed to celebrate and unify ASEAN prospective and existing angel investors to discover, connect and engage on an international platform while invoking growth opportunities to the ASEAN startup ecosystem and beyond!

The hunt for Unicorns begins!

Summit Highlights

The ASEAN Angel Alliance (AAA) Summit 2018 is scheduled to be officiated by the Honourable Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, and closing remarks will be given by the Finance Minister of Malaysia, YB Lim Guan Eng. *TBC

The AAA Summit 2018 features Keynotes by world-class speakers including Chris Sacca (Twitter, Uber, Instagram, Twilio and Kickstarter) and Cyrille Costes (Co-founder of Cherry Tree Investments). The Summit also premiers an ASEAN-wide pitching competition, Enter the Tigers’ Lair, where elite startups from across the region will be given the unique chance to pitch to a 200-people angel investor audience at the Summit itself.

Other highlights include a Fireside Chat with YB Lim Guan Eng, Masterclasses on challenging aspects of investment processes, and Fishbowl Sessions that allow for an immediate engagement with experts on urgent questions. Join the AAA Summit 2018 and experience 2 action-packed days of learning and networking with 200 local and international angel investors.


Who should be there?


Learn from the best, gain insights, build network with other angels


Get insight from successful investors and learn about development across the region


Learn how to engage with the angel community and embed it into your program


Learn how they tick, how they can support your startup, and how to find & attract them



Chris Sacca


Founder & Chairman,
Lowercase Capital

Christopher Sacca (born May 12, 1975) is an American venture investor, company advisor, entrepreneur, and lawyer. He is the proprietor of Lowercase Capital, a venture capital fund in the United States that has invested in seed and early-stage technology companies such as Twitter , Uber , Instagram , Twilio , and Kickstarter , investments that resulted in his placement as No. 2 on Forbes' Midas List: Top Tech Investors for 2017. Prior to founding Lowercase Capital in 2010, Sacca held several positions at Google Inc. , where he led the alternative access and wireless divisions and worked on mergers and acquisitions . Between 2015 and 2017, he appeared as a "Guest Shark" on ABC's Shark Tank.

Cyrille Costes


Co-Founder & Managing Partner,
Cherry Tree Investments

CYRILLE COSTES and FRANCK BLAIS began working together nearly 20 years ago at Total Trading. Recognizing an opportunity in their combined leadership and finance insight, they co-founded Lynx in 2010. Building on their independent success, the two founded Cherry Tree in 2013, to focus on new markets with an eye to the future. At Cherry Tree, their experience, global perspective and intellectual curiosity come together to flourish in the new economy. Cyrille is a serial entrepreneur with a focus on deal origination with more than 25 years’ experience in growing companies. After top positions at Total Trading and Mercuria Energy, he co-founded Lynx Energy, a successful oil trading and investment company. He also co-founded Lynx Consulting, a consultancy company, as well as an art gallery in France. Cyrille and Franck launched their first Venture Capital fund in 2013, and their second fund in late 2016. Cherry Tree Fund I has a 2.5 return, and Cherry Tree Fund II already holds successful exits. Venture Capital has become Cyrille’s current core business. Cyrille holds a Master's degree in English from the Sorbonne, a degree from the Political Science Institute of Strasbourg, and an M.B.A. from H.E.C. in Paris.

Host & Moderator

Shareeta Selvaraj


Shareeta Selvaraj is a TV Host, Actor and commercial talent who has starred in advertisements for many notable brands including Cadbury, Pizza Hut, Marigold and Expedia. Shareeta also has an action movie due for cinematic release in 2019. Having graduated with a first class honours (LLB) from the University of Hertfordshire, Shareeta let the legal profession take a backseat and went on to represent Malaysia in the global franchise 'Asia's Next Top Model'. It was here that she fell in love with television and the power it has to effect change,drive conversations and entertain the masses. Since her break on Astro's talk show 'Vbuzz', Shareeta has gone on to present for other established channels including Astro Supersports and Insider Tv. Shareeta emceed the recent Global Entrepreneurship Community (GECommunity) Summit 2017 and many corporate events such as Launch of B.I.G Batai December 2015, TuneTalk Product Launch June 2015, Swarovski's Fall/Winter 2015 Media Launch, Asia's Next Top Model Cycle 3, Gemfive TVC, Pizza Hut TVC, Digi TVC, Afrobeats Music Video (London) , Innisfree T VC, Watsons TVC


The ASEAN Angel Alliance (AAA) has assembled an outstanding program for its first 2018 Summit experience. You can expect your perceptions to be changed, technical questions to be answered, and your imagination to be sparked. Below is an overview of the program as it currently stands. Speakers and participants are being regularly added and updated, and some sessions may move, so please make sure to check in from time to time for the latest updates!

0800 - 0900


0900 - 1000

Opening Ceremony

Welcoming Remarks by Dr Sivapalan, President of MBAN & Special Address by YAB Tun Mahathir Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia

1000 - 1030

Summit Overview

Expected outputs by Summit Chair, the session format, the big picture and what to expect at the end of the Summit and post Summit

1030 - 1100


1100 - 1200

Celebrating ASEAN Angel Investment: Success & Failure
(InFocus - Singapore, Myanmar & Indonesia)

To highlight on 'Success & Failure' of Angel Investment in each of the ASEAN countries; presented as a case study
in a 'Pecha Kucha' format

1200 - 1300


Grooming corporates into Angel Investing: Why & How?

1300 - 1400


1400 - 1500

Keynote I (International Speaker)

1500 - 1600


How To Get Startups Series A Fundable?

1600 - 1700

Celebrating ASEAN Angel Investment: Success & Failure
(InFocus - Cambodia, Philippines & Thailand)

To highlight on 'Success & Failure' of Angel Investment in each of the ASEAN countries; presented as a case study
in a 'Pecha Kucha' format

1700 - 1800

Panel Session: Financing innovation through impact investment in ASEAN

0800 - 0900


0900 - 1000

Keynote II (International Speaker)

1000 - 1030

Celebrating ASEAN Angel Investment: Success & Failure
(InFocus - Malaysia & Vietnam)

To highlight on 'Success & Failure' of Angel Investment in each of the ASEAN countries; presented as a case study
in a 'Pecha Kucha' format

1030 - 1100


1100 - 1300

Enter the Tigers' Lair (Pitching Competition)

10 ASEAN Companies will Pitch to Angels - Each of the 8 AAA partners selects 1 leading company + 2 more selected by Cradle

1300 - 1400


1400 - 1500


From Idea to Exit in 36 months

1500 - 1600

Fishbowl Session:

1600 - 1700

Fireside Chat

with YB Tuan Lim Guan Eng, Finance Minister of Malaysia

1700 - 1730

Closing Remarks

by YB Tuan Lim Guan Eng

1730 - 1800

Farewell Note

by Summit Chair

Key Highlights


ASEAN based startups to pitch at a 200-people Angel Investor audience. Survive being in the belly of the beast to get your startup dominating at a regional level!




DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur
The Intermark,

348 Jalan Tun Razak,
Kuala Lumpur,
50400, Malaysia.


GRAB/Taxi: from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) or KLIA2, depending on traffic, it should take about 50 minutes to get from the airport to the Summit venue, with Grab fares starting at RM65 and airport taxi rates starting at RM85.

KLIA Ekspres Train: KLIA Ekspres is the fastest way to travel from KLIA to Kuala Lumpur, connecting the airport to the city center in only 28 minutes. Get off at the final stop, KL Sentral, and switch to the Rapid KL train that will take you to Ampang Park station. From Ampang Park station, you will have to walk for about 8 minutes using the covered link bridge that will take you straight to the Summit venue.

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The Summit venue is in the heart of the city and just a 15-minutes walk away from the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. For your convenience you can stay right at the Summit venue by booking your room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur. Alternatively, there are plenty of other hotels in the area that cater to different preferences and budgets.


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