Catalyst Fund, Cathay Innovation, 500 Startups, and Orange SV invite you to a special gathering for pioneering investors in emerging market fintech. Come meet leading investors and high impact entrepreneurs building fintech solutions in the world’s fastest growing markets.
6:30- 7:00 PM- Panel discussion on "The Next Frontier of Fintech Investing - The Emerging Market Opportunity”, moderated by David del Ser.
Alex Lazarow: Alex is a Director with Cathay Innovation, a global venture capital firm based in San Francisco. Cathay Innovation was founded around the conviction that empowering digital entrepreneurs with a global platform can help them accomplish their vision. He is also a Kauffman Fellow, earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder. He has a bachelor of commerce in international business and finance from the University of Manitoba. He is a Term Member with the Council on Foreign Relations.
Sheel Mohnot: Sheel is a Managing Partner at 500 FinTech. His own startup experience includes 2 successful FinTech exits – a payments company and a high-stakes auction company. He formerly worked as a financial services consultant at BCG and started his FinTech career at the non-profit p2p lender Kiva. Sheel holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and a BS from Carnegie Mellon.
Moses Choi- Moses Choi is a seasoned investor and financial services professional and has executed over $15Bn in capital markets and principal investment transactions. He currently leads strategy, product innovation, and deal sourcing in support of Orange’s financial services and mobile money business units. Prior to joining Orange, Moses was Vice President at Morgan Stanley, where he focused on cross-asset origination and represented the firm on the ICMA’s Green Bond Principles Executive Committee. He is a contributor to the World Economic Forum and holds a master’s degree from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and a BS and BA from Cornell University
7:00- 7:15 PM- Catalyst Fund CEOs will share what they're building to expand the inclusion and financial health of low income customers in emerging markets.
7:15- 8:30 PM- Stay for cocktails and some fun networking with investors, industry experts and entrepreneurs.