The second of the special episodes that line up for Echelon 2010, we have Jeffrey Paine, from Founder Institute and also a managing partner at Battle Ventures. We speak to him regarding the opening of Founder Institute and how the course has been ongoing in Singapore for the past few weeks. As Jeff is moderating the panel “Mentorship, Investment and New Funding Models” in the coming Echelon 2010, we discuss with him on the issues which he might cover and also his thoughts on the current trend where the micro venture capital model is becoming a new wave in creating start-ups with low cost and high effective return.
About Jeff Paine: Jeffrey Paine loves ideas and entrepreneurship. Assists founders in honing their business strategies, by partnering with larger industry players, customers and gaining exposure to prospective early stage investors and acquirers. He spent the first eight years of his career in early stage venture and private equity in the US, North and South Asia. He then co-founded a China market entry advisory firm which was then merged with a China mid market private equity firm and subsequently co-founded Generation Origin, a venture advisory firm based in Palo Alto (advised by Pitch Johnson of Asset Management Company). He left Generation Origin in 2009 to set up Battle Ventures- a venture advisory and investment company based in Singapore and the Bay Area, Lotus Entertainment (SE Asia)- a Pan Asia feature film production and distribution company, and is behind 2 stealth consumer Internet and mobile companies.
He currently sits on the board of Endeavor Capital Partners Pte Ltd, Rediffusion Pte Ltd, TheMobileGamer Pte Ltd, and the organizing committee of the Zayed International Humanitarian Award in Abu Dhabi.