Top Angel Investors in Thailand

Top Angel Investors in Thailand

Thailand has become one of the fastest-growing markets in South-east Asia over the last decade, attracting many talented entrepreneurs to start new businesses in the region. In fact, the Thai startup scene is one of the top emerging startup ecosystems in the world. Angel investors play a critical role in expanding the pipeline of investible businesses by providing early-stage ventures with essential resources including capital to bridge the funding gap and by sharing their expertise and networks to unlock business opportunities that facilitate growth.

We have compiled a list of active angel investors who are spearheading Thailand’s tech renaissance. They are venture capitalists, hedge fund managers, and entrepreneurs who scour Thailand for startups from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. If there is sufficient interest, the angels may offer mentorship, referrals, or further collaboration.

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Most Active Angel Investors in Thailand

1. Pawoot (Pom) Pongvitayapanu:

Pawoot Pongvitayapanu is an online entrepreneur, e-commerce and online media business leader. He is currently the CEO and Founder at TRAD.com, Thailand’s largest e-commerce company. Pawoot founded efrastructure in year 2013 and he invested in more than 22 startup companies. Many people call him as “Thailand Internet Icon and Pioneer.” He graduated from 2 master degree in Internet and E-commerce at ABAC University and Executive MBA from SASIN Business School with Kellogg School of Management USA. 

Sector: E-Commerce, Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software, Digital Media, Big Data.

Portfolio: Builk, Creden.co, SKOOTAR, BedBaker, System Stone.

Connect With Him: LinkedInAngelList 

 

 

2. Thanapong Na Ranong:

Thanapong Na Ranong is the Managing Director at Beacon Venture Capital, Thailand. Before joining Beacon Venture Capital he was the Vice President at Intouch Holdings. With over 20 years of experience in telecommunications and technology industry, Thanapong has been actively involved in the Thailand startup ecosystem since its early days. He holds an MBA from Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University.

Sector: Mobile, Digital Media, Consumer Internet, SaaS.

Portfolio: ShopSpot, Ookbee, Playbasis, Computerlogy.

Connect With Him: LinkedInAngelList 

 

 

3. Simon Gerovich:

Simon Gerovich is the Chairman of Red Planet Hotels, Thailand. Before Joining Red Planet Hotels, Simon was the Managing Partner at Sparx Ventures, a firm which provides early-stage venture capital and mentoring for promising, high growth internet-related businesses in South East Asia. Simon graduated with a BA, in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University in 2000.

Sector: Social Games, Consumer Internet, E-Commerce, Digital Media.

Portfolio: Monster Media, PhotoMe, Zodio.

Connect With Him: LinkedInAngelList 

 

 

4. Jacob Lykkegaard:

Jacob Lykkegaard is the Founder of Lykke Studios, a firm that creates innovative games and products using the newest technologies such as Augmented Reality and Machine learning. He co-founded Panya Studios, Ask Ava, Playlab and Pagemodo. Jacob is a Bangkok based Serial Entrepreneur, Speaker, Angel Investor & Mentor in mainly Mobile Tech.

Sector: Mobile, Consumer Internet, Games, Social Games.

Portfolio: Likeio, Playlab, Pocket PlayLab.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

 

 

5. Soonhee Kim:

Soonhee Kim is the Chief Investment Officer at SYNQ, the firm specializes in online payment, blockchain technology for fin-tech and digital transformation. Prior to joining SYNQ, she was the Managing Partner at OPT SEA Ltd. She was responsible for all investments and incubation activities in Southeast Asia for OPT SEA Group. Soonhee Kim actively invests in startups based in Thailand.

Sector: Content Marketing, Consumer Internet, Advertising Platforms, Mobile.

Portfolio: Event Pop, WearYouWant, Cornflix Tv, 90seconds.tv.

Connect With Her: LinkedInAngelList 

 

 

6. David Nardone:

David Nardone is the Vice Chairman of Board, Executive Director at WHA Corporation Public Company Limited. David Nardone is an active angel investor and mentor. David has managed to help small startups grow into large-scale businesses with substantial growth and exposure. David Nardone has earned his MBA from Northeastern University.

Sector: Clean Technology, Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software, Heathcare.

Portfolio: Runa, Zola Books, Muuvr, Esshopany.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

 

 

7. Amarit Charoenphan:

Amarit Charoenphan is the ASEAN Director of Impact Collective (IC), a community driven investment and acceleration project for impact-driven startups focusing on opportunities in Asia. He is best known as the Co-Founder and Former CEO of HUBBA, Thailand’s first co-working space. He has also coached and consulted ecosystem hubs and leaders in over 30 cities on how to build tech communities.

Sector: Clean Technology, Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software, Healthcare.

Portfolio: HUBBA, iSeed, SOGO Energy, Techsauce, Tribehired.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

 

 

8. Daniele Calabrese:

Daniele Calabrese is currently the Regional Director at Taboola, a world leader discovery platform responsible for Korea, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam. Daniele Calabrese also Co-Founded Cloudnine.ai, an information and technology service company. Before joining Taboola, he was the Managing Director at Cloud4Wi.

Sector: Consumer Internet, AI, E-Commerce, SaaS, Mobile Games.

Portfolio: Soundtracker, Stramago, Cloudnine.ai

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

 

 

9. Giovanni Ravelli:

Giovanni Ravelli is the Director at DKSH, Bangkok. Before Joining DKSH, Giovanni was working as Corporate Investment Strategist at SVI Public Company Limited. Giovanni Ravelli has experience in investment banking, private equity and corporate development. He earned his MBA from Northwestern University- Kellogg School of Management. 

Sector: E-Commerce, Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software.

Portfolio: Bevy, Nestr, Ahlijasa.com.

Connect With Him: LinkedInAngelList 

 

 

10. Moo Natavudh:

Moo Natavudh is a Founder and CEO of Ookbee, one of Southeast Asia’s biggest UGC communities which include books, novel, music etc. Beside Ookbee, he’s also a venture partner at 500 startups managing 500 TukTuks, a $15 million USD micro-fund focused on promising Thai and Southeast Asian startups. 

Sector: Consumer Internet, SaaS, Enterprise Software, Education.

Portfolio: OmiseGo, Pomelo, Shwe Property, Ookbee.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

 

 

11. Paul Srivorakul:

Paul Srivorakul is an executive, board director, investor and entrepreneur who has successfully built, scaled several internet companies in Southeast Asia. He is currently the CEO of aCommerce, a unified e-commerce platform and enabler in Southeast Asia. Paul is also the Co-Founder and Chairman of Ardent Capital, a $20 million early-stage fund and venture builder focused on Southeast Asia.

Sector: E-Commerce, Clean Technology, Data Analytics, Consumer Internet.

Portfolio: Workmate, Panalyt, Showcase,co, CanXLsystems.com.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

 

 

12. Adrian Vanzyl:

Andrian Vanzyl is currently the Director at Blumberg Capital. He has also helped Google to launch strategy for engaging with top global venture capital firms. Adrian Vanzyl is the Former CEO of Ardent Capital, a firm which specializes in e-commerce and related opportunities in emerging markets across Southeast Asia. 

Sector: Digital Media, Social Media, Consumer Internet, E-Commerce.

Portfolio: Burufly, Playbasis, Chorus, Nolio.

Connect With Him: LinkedInAngelList 

 

 

13. David Kuo:

David Kuo is an early stage angel investor, speaker and Co-Founder of iiiNNO, an international incubation center with acceleration and soft-landing platform. David Kuo has invested in many startups across Thailand. David kuo aims to create value by empowering talented visionaries transform their ideas into real businesses.

 

Sector: Social Media, Social Commerce, Enterprise Security, Consumer Internet.

Portfolio: FoodJing, Gumhoo, InsureMe, Lucent Sky.

Connect With Him: TwitterAngelList

 

14. Pahrada (Mameaw) Sapprasert:

Pahrada Sapprasert is a Partner at 500 Tuk Tuks, the Thailand-focused micro fund of US-based 500 startups. Pahrada is also part of a small community of female venture capitalists in Thailand and has given talks and interviews on this area. She actively supports and mentors women entrepreneurs in Thailand. She has also worked as Money Market Assistant Dealer at Bangkok Bank.

Sector: Fin-tech, SaaS, Mobile, Consumer Internet.

Portfolio: Blisby, Conicle, DeepSparks, Energaia.

Connect With Her: LinkedIn

 

 

15. Paisal Kiattananan:

Paisal Kiattananan is currently the Managing Director, Technology and Innovation at Digital Ventures, Bangkok. Before joining Digital Ventures, he was was the Managing Director at Accenture. He is an experienced Managing Director with a demonstrated history of working in the banking and telecommunication industry. 

Sector: Cloud Technology, Consumer Internet, SaaS.

Portfolio: 1QBit, Pagaya, PayKey, Pulse iD.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

 

 

16. John Stevens:

John Stevens is a Canadian entrepreneur living in Bangkok with business interests in Asia Pacific. He is the Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Stonelotus Capital, which provides angel investment and strategic support to startups and early-stage businesses in Southeast Asia. John has been awarded “Entrepreneur of the Year” by the Thai-Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

 

Sector: Health and Wellness, Consumer Internet, Fin-Tech.

Portfolio: IBSbeauty, Criterion, GetFresh, Protanica.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

 

17. Narongpon Boonsongpaisan:

Narongpon Boonsongpaisan is Head of InVent at Intouch Holdings PLC, where he leads new business development for new growth opportunity of Intouch Group. Narongpon has over over 12 years of business development and managerial experience in telecom, media, technology and digital business. He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from University of Warwick (UK).

Sector: Digital Media, Consumer Internet, Fin-tech, Ed-tech.

Portfolio: Ookbee, MediTech, Eventpop, EcartStudio.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

 

 

18. Johannes Von Rohr:

Johannes Von Rohr is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Rabbit Finance, Thailand’s leading financial marketplace. He is also a General Partner at Alpha Founder’s Capital. Johannes Von Rohr has more than 10 years of tech investment experience in Southeast Asia. He is an active angel investor and mentor for startups in Thailand.

Sector: Fin-tech, Consumer Internet, Ed-tech, Healthcare.

Portfolio: Stableton, Flexstay, FazWaz, Rabbit Finance.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn

 

 

19. Stanley Wang:

Stanley Wang is the Managing Director at K2 Venture Capital, based in Thailand. Before Joining K2 Capital, he was the Vice President at TIH Investment Management Ltd. Stanley Wang joined K2 Venture Capital with a strong desire to help talented entrepreneurs realize their dreams and provide meaningful support to startups success. He earned his MBA from The University of Chicago.

Sector: Consumer Internet, Fin-tech, Enterprise Software, SaaS.

Portfolio: Plum, UangTeman, Money Table.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

 

 

20. Woraphot Kingkawkantong:

Woraphot Kingkawkantong is the Head of Investment at Beacon Venture Capital, Thailand. He focuses on strategic investments in early to growth-stage technology startups covering financial technology, consumer internet and enterprise technology such as Artificial Intelligence (AI). He earned his MBA from Yale School of Management. 

Sector: AI, Consumer Internet, Fin-tech, Enterprise Software.

Portfolio: Jitta, Ookbee, Digio, Robowealth.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

 

 

21. Prakit Worawattananon:

Prakit Worawattananon is the Managing Director of AddVentures. Prior to AddVentures, he was Head of Deep Tech Innovation and Zero to One, startup studio by SCG. His diverse roles throughout his career range from business strategy, new business development, to data analytics. He graduated from Thammasat University with Bachelor degree in Economics and Master degree in Supply Chain Management from MIT, USA.

Sector: Logistics, Fin-tech, AI, Consumer Internet.

Portfolio: TaniHub, Validus, Dekoruma, Seekmi.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

 

 

22. Bin Wieringa:

Bin Wieringa is currently the Co-Chief Executive Officer at MinuteVideos.com, Bangkok. He is also the Managing Director at Thai Instant Products. Bin Wieringa is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for helping companies and teams scale up their businesses in sustainable manner. He is also a Venture Partner at Alpha Founders Capital.

Sector: Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software, Education, Healthcare, Real Estate.

Portfolio: Chilindo, SCOOTA, MinuteVideos, Mitssy, Nutrition Technologies.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

 

 

23. Derek Van Pelt:

Derek Van Pelt is the Director of Business Development at Protanica. Derek has over 20 years of entrepreneurial experience in Asia with Ventures in trading, hospitality and real estate. He is also a Partner at Stonelotus Ventures. Derek focuses on helping entrepreneurs on the right business strategy and also helps them to scale up the business sustainably and achieve operational excellence.

Sector: Healthcare and Wellness, Fin-tech, Consumer Internet, Digital Media.

Portfolio: Smiling Albino, POV Media, Protanica, Criterion.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

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