My main ways of sharing my insights about startups and startup ecosystems are through speaking, mentoring and consulting. My main goal is to challenge the minds of founders and startup ecosystem leaders in an engaging way. In addition to speaking at conferences, I also facilitate workshops that benefit from my knowledge about startup ideation, entrepreneurship, and my framework for building startup ecosystems. 

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I am best known for my talks on startup ideation, fund raising and my consulting/entrepreneurial training engagements on creating your very own startup ecosystems in your city. 

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Jeffrey Paine is the founding partner of Golden Gate Ventures, an early stage technology venture capital fund based in Singapore investing in Southeast Asia with over US$60 million under management. Jeff started and manages the Founder Institute in Singapore where he is currently overseeing its expansion in Southeast Asia, and Japan. Since 2010 the Founder Institute in Singapore has graduated over 100 companies. He is a recipient of the Founder Institute Director Award 2012 for "Greatest Ecosystem Impact" Worldwide (Singapore).

Golden Gate Ventures' investments in Southeast Asia include Redmart, Carousell, Tradegecko, Coda Payments, Ayannah, Orami, Ruma, Moneysmart, Grana and Appota amongst others.

He is a Singapore native and graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration (Information Systems) from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

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AsiaBeat (Venturecon) 2014 Taipei - Panel Speaker

Startup Dhaka - Innovation Extreme Conference 2014 - Panel Speaker

Echelon Ignite Thailand 2014 - Keynote Speaker 

Paypal BattleHack 2014 Hackathon (Singapore) - Judge

Silicon Dragon - Startup Asia Sydney 2014 - Panelist

APEC Accelerator Network Forum 2014  (Taichung, Taiwan) - Panelist

theguardian: MEDIAGURU Active Singapore 2014 - Panelist

dtac accelerate 2013/2014 Thailand - Mentor/Speaker

Startup Chile 2013/2014 - Judge/Mentor

K-app Global 2013 South Korea – Judge (Final Selection)

Casual Connect 2013 “Is there a Series A Crunch in Asia” - Panelist

Echelon Vietnam Satellite 2013 – Speaker : Echelon Ignite Bangkok 2012 – Panelist

Startup Asia Singapore 2012/2013 – Judge

Lean Startup Machine Singapore 2012/2013 – Mentor / Judge

Startup Weekend Perth 2013 – Mentor / Judge

JFDI Asia 2014 (Batch 2, 3, 4) – Mentor

Global K-Start Competition (South Korea) 2013 – Speaker, Judge

Google I/O 2012 – Panelist Speaker "It’s a Startup World"

Chinaccelerator 2011/12/13/14 – Mentor

Founder Institute 2010/11/12/13/14 – Mentor (Singapore, Jakarta, Sydney, Perth, Kuala Lumpur, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok, Manila, Osaka, Tokyo, Hong Kong)

Guest Speaker (Entrepreneurship classes) – 2011/12/13 Singapore Management University, 2013 Singapore University of Technology and Design