Meet Atlas Capital's new ecosystem advisors! And (really) meet them during our meetup tonight.
North America, Europe, Asia: You are in good company with Atlas. We are thrilled to share with you the latest rockstars that have joined our mission.
In addition to our scientific and finance council, last month, the Atlas team have welcomed several ecosystem advisors. Our gang is getting strong of exceptional humans with incredible expertise and aligned purpose, focusing funding on vital sustainability tech innovations for our planet and society… Here they are:
Amarit and I go way back! I met Amarit in 2014, possibly one of the first inspiring leaders I had the chance to come across during my first year in Thailand. I was still working for Lazada when I started Drinkentrepreneurs in Bangkok, and Aim hosted our second event in Hubba, his coworking space. I had a mustache at the time, we got a great turnout, and the police came to shut down the party because we were just too many in this small house at that time. Aim and I became friends, he gave me some local startup advice, hosted us to start GetLinks in his space. We were going there almost every day for almost a year, put together some great events, co-organized one of Bangkok’s largest tech conferences the following year, and started traveling SEA together, attending startup conferences, and meeting great people. By the time GetLinks was closing its series A, in 2018, Amarit was already the face of the Thailand startup scene. He has created a massive network, not only in SEA but truly globally across the US and Europe. And that’s why I’m excited to now have a chance to work with him on Atlas Capital: on top of investing in our fund, Aim will bring Atlas a tremendous reach of connections and we know we can count on him to build a strong reputation for the Atlas ecosystem in SEA.
The first time I met Kookai was in 2012 when I was a student in Paris and she was an exchange student doing Science Po. The second time I met Kookai was in the lift, as she was my neighbor in that building near Lumpini. The third time, she was attending one of our Drinkentrepreneur events as a representative of Social Giver. The fourth time, we were scuba diving in Phuket while she was doing her Sandbox and that’s when I realized how much of a genius this woman is. You can say that I should have gotten to know my neighbors better. I say that everything in life comes at the right time. Just happen that Kookai has been working on sustainability tech investing for the past 6 years, with the UN first, then with some of the first and largest climate tech VC funds in North America. Every time we meet Kookai we just want to stop talking and listen to her insights, just have a look, you will see what I mean. She will be an immense addition to our team, bringing her foresight in sustainability tech investing, her access to climate tech innovations from US and Canada as well as her ESG lens to our mix. We are really proud and excited to have such an inspiring businesswoman working with us.
Green Is The New Black. This sentence has been resonating in my head since 2017 when my roommate in Hong Kong mentioned what a great event he attended at the time. A few years later, GITNB has become a household in the green tech space, spearheading the B2C side of it by educating thousands of consumers to be more conscious of their biggest power: buying. And Paula is the leader behind it. I’m truly inspired by such a woman, made of 2 cultures, connecting Asia and Europe together for the noble cause of preserving our planet by buying and living more consciously. I got the chance to finally meet Paula last year on Zoom, then in Paris a few months back. The minute I sat down at the table of the restaurant, it was like she could see through me and I felt like I could really tell her all my plans with Atlas. That’s the type of click you do not have often and this is why we decided to get together to leverage her connections to build Atlas. I hope you will all have the chance to meet The Great Paula during her next conference in September and help us connect more dots between SEA and Europe’s green tech.
With Atlas Capital, we are welcoming the change-makers, the trouble makers, and the connectors to build a powerful global ecosystem. If you want to be part of our advisory council or want to recommend someone we should talk to, get in touch!
Tonight, come hang out in Pala, our (virtual) private island
Our last monthly meetup was held in Pala, Atlas Society’s virtual private island. Here is a short teaser where you can hear from K. Pin Duangdee, Executive Director of Goldman Sachs and advisor at Atlas Capital, regarding the financial outlook of the sustainable industry, specifically the sustainable fashion market.
We are excited to announce that tonight, Jean-Gabriel Levon, co-founder and Chief Impact Officer of Ÿnsect, will be speaking at our virtual meetup under the theme of “Feeding 9 Billion people, how do we do that?”.
Founded in 2011 in Paris, Ÿnsect is the world's largest production of insect-based protein for animal feed (aquaculture/pet food). As a unicorn funded by Robert Downey Junior’s (The Ironman) FootPrint Coalition and other top dollars from Silicon Valley, this GreenTech startup is a symbol of a sustainability technology investment opportunity, inspiring sustainability innovators and investors across the globe.
If you want to chat with Jean-Gabriel and learn investment insights from some great sustainability tech entrepreneurs from SEA that will be there, come hang out on Pala tonight!