Leon John Hermann: India & SE Asia Cross Pollination, Operator vs. VC Career & Building a VC Fund


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Leon is an investment professional with a track record of more than 10 years building, operating and investing in category-leading technology companies in Southeast Asia and Europe. He’s currently a Director at Rigel Capital, a Southeast Asia & India focused investment company, as well as Head of Corporate Development at Wingcopter.

Prior to Rigel Capital and Wingcopter, Leon was a Venture Partner at Kejora Capital, where he launched a US$30 Million Early-Stage Fund in partnership with SBI Holdings to invest in technology companies in Indonesia. Before that he was with 500 Startups where he managed 15 GPs across 10 funds in Asia, MENA and the United States with combined more than US$300 Million in Assets Under Management. Before that, he led or participated in more than 30 investments (2 unicorns) in Southeast Asia for Global Founders Capital. He launched his career building eCommerce platforms in Asia Foodpanda and Zalora as well as Russian fashion eCommerce platform Lamoda.

Leon is deeply rooted in the regional innovation ecosystem in Southeast Asia and Europe as lead mentor of the German Accelerator in Indonesia, Mentor at the GnB Accelerator, Mentor at MDI Ventures and frequent guest speaker across leading institutions and universities.

Show notes at: https://www.jeremyau.com/blog/leon-hermann

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