Startup&Angels #3 – The Startup Scene in Cambodia in 2018

Startup&Angels is back in Cambodia this Friday for its third edition, and aims to share meaningful insights, trends and previsions about the Cambodian startup ecosystem. Originally started in Australia, Startup&Angels has shown its remarkabe international prowess by spreading to seven countries, and has now had more than 16 editions since inception.

The event will kick off with Vichet In, co-founder and CEO of Mediaload, the ‘regional Buzzfeed.’ He will share with us the team’s achievements through the incredibly fast development of and its expansion into Myanmar and Indonesia. delivers informative educational and tech content, as well as entertainment and tabloid news and is the first startup in Cambodia to raise funds from Silicon Valley startup investors.

The event will also feature Asia’s ride-hailing application, Grab, by welcoming Yes Wee Tang, head of the company in Thailand & Cambodia to speak.

Here are the other exciting speakers you can hear on Friday:

  • Witt Gatchell, senior investment manager at Belt Road Capital Management

Belt Road Capital Management is a private equity investment manager which partners with small- and medium-sized enterprises to support their growth in the Mekong region.

  • Djibril Cisse, co-founder of Sousdey Cambodia

Sousdey Cambodia provides Chatbot solutions for Facebook messenger and gives access to a messaging and analytic platform for listing all prospects into a social CRM.

  • Divon Lan, managing director at Black Paw Ventures

Black Paw Ventures is a startup foundry focused on emerging markets by helping to build and support startup teams exclusively with mobile-phone apps for people in developing countries

  • Roman Di Geronimo, editor at Geeks in Cambodia and project leader of Startup Cambodia

Startup Cambodia is a collaborative and online platform that aims to bring together various stakeholders in the ecosystem through an interactive database of the Who’s Who and provide free information, resources and support to aspiring entrepreneurs in Cambodia.

  • Abi Perriman, Programme Development Lead from Impact Hub Phnom Penh

Impact Hub Phnom Penh is a co-working space, business incubator, social enterprise builder that aims to make Cambodia more sustainable and innovative through the power of collaborative entrepeneurship

  • Leakhena Long, co-founder & COO at Joonaak

Joonaak is a business distribution service that facilitates sending corporate gifts to clients / partners, delivering event invitations or important documents among other things.

The event will be hosted by Axel Peyriere and Leo Denes, co-founders of Startup&Angels and backed by Smart Axiata. For more information on the individual speakers, you can read more at their event listing page.

Following the speakers, there will be time to network and meet stakeholders and those passionate about the startup ecosystem. This is an ideal opportunity to learn, discuss and explore opportunities for collaboration.

If you are interested in participating in this awesome event, you can register here and find out more in-depth information here.

 (Edited by Peter Ford)