Incubate Fund India

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Message – In our position as investors, rather than supervise and manage entrepreneurs, we stand firm in our support of companies we invested in, try to bring success to the business together with the entrepreneurs and be a flat partner to the entrepreneurs as much as possible. The industry of venture capitals is a new and immature industry, although its value expected from society is great. Incubate Fund itself continues to explore the shape of a stronger and new venture capital as an entrepreneur in Japan and Asia.

Education – Graduated Keio University Faculty of Business and Commerce
Location – Tokyo/Singapore

[/tlg_intro_carousel_content][tlg_intro_carousel_content btn_link=”|||” button_icon_hover=”yes” button_layout=”btn btn-primary-line btn-rounded” subtitle_first=”yes” icon=”ti-angle-right” style=”left” image=”8855″ title=”Rajeev Ranka” subtitle=”Principal”]Brief – Rajeev’s professional career started as a Business Analyst in BFSI space at Deloitte Consulting & Strategy practice where he assisted Bandhan Microfinance in charting out the roadmap for its banking foray. After that, he worked with SEA based Rocket Internet Portfolio Company, Lazada. Prior to joining Incubate Fund India, Rajeev was heading the Advisory, Investments and Portfolio Management at Lead Angels.

Message – Since college I have been working with emerging entrepreneurs, identifying investable opportunities and have assisted the Singapore Govt. and London Business School Alumni Venture fund (Susses Place Ventures) for Investments. Looking forward to partner with disrupting companies and resilient entrepreneurs in shaping future of India.

Education – B.Tech, IIT Bombay
Location – Mumbai

[/tlg_intro_carousel_content][tlg_intro_carousel_content btn_link=”|||” button_icon_hover=”yes” button_layout=”btn btn-primary-line btn-rounded” subtitle_first=”yes” icon=”ti-angle-right” style=”left” image=”8854″ title=”Dave Kwong” subtitle=”Principal”]Brief – Co-founded a gaming media publication in Singapore which he ran for 10 years since he was 14. Left the gaming industry after receiving his diploma and served the Army for 2 years as an Infantry Platoon Commander. Was in LionGold as an M&A analyst in 2013 and went to join RSM Corporate Advisory where he was the fastest promoted junior staff. In 2016, he joined Incubate Fund as an associate.

Message – We always look forward to working together with founders as partners and friends. Founders and Venture Capitalists are 2 sides to the same coin, like strong founders, we always strive to be “strong hands” during down and up times. We seek to uncover opportunities in the market faster than anyone, so we can see from the same perspective as founders. We also want to help founders connect the dot as we leverage on Incubate Fund’s position on the ground in Japan and Asia.

Education – Bsc(Hons), Banking and Finance, University of London
Location – Singapore

[/tlg_intro_carousel_content][tlg_intro_carousel_content btn_link=”|||” button_icon_hover=”yes” button_layout=”btn btn-primary-line btn-rounded” subtitle_first=”yes” icon=”ti-angle-right” style=”left” image=”9234″ title=”Nao Murakami” subtitle=”Founder & General Partner”]Brief – Was consistently covering start-ups in the IT/Internet sector at the Tokyo and NY headquarters of Nomura Securities Group. Lead many start-ups to IPO. Moved to India in 2014, experienced starting a start-up on site. Established Incubate Fund India in 2016, and appointed as a general partner.

Message – India is a country that is rapidly developing, on the other hand, it also still faces a lot of challenges. We want to create start-ups together with the talented local entrepreneurs that will brilliantly solve such problems. I cherish both my point of view as a person born and raised in Japan, a developed country with new problems, and also the local point of view that I obtained in India, I wish to continue to contribute to the development of the startup ecosystem of India and therefore Asia as a whole.

Education – B.A. Political Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Location – Bangalore

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