In the first episode of “Thailand Game Changer” Michael Waitze talk to Investment Manager at 500 TukTuks, Naranpat Thitipattakul. 500 TukTuks is a global venture capital seed fund with a network of startup programs headquartered in Silicon Valley and is the most active seed fund in the world. The company focused on promising Thai Startups in seed stage and empowering startups with best of Silicon Valley’s education, thinking, talent to provide unfair advantage in the local market.
Naranpat’s main role is to handle deal operations, source promising deals, manage global partnerships, provide various support to more than 50 portfolio companies, and connect them to potential investors or clients.
Mrs. Naranpat Thitipattakul graduated from Business Administration at Chulalongkorn University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She also studied abroad as an exchange student at University of Southern California and took entrepreneurship course there that change her perspective about entrepreneurship. After graduated, she competed in the Education Disruption Hackathon arranged by disrupt technology venture with her engineering friends before working for a career consultant at PWC.
This episode, Naranpat shares her story with Michael on how she found her passion as a startup and got to work with 500 startups. Her perspective on how Thai market impact the venture capital business and the difficulties Thai founders face. Find out How 500 TukTuks help and support startups to create successful companies and build global ecosystems.
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