Updates on climate tech, sustainability and decarbonisation in Asian VC

19 Sep 2023SuperReturn
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Updates on climate tech, sustainability and decarbonisation in Asian VC

19 Sep 2023SuperReturn
About the speaker
  • Marie Cheong
    Marie Cheong
    Founding Partner at Wavemaker Impact
    Marie Cheong is a Founding Partner of Wavemaker Impact, the first VC-backed climate tech venture builder in Southeast Asia. Wavemaker Impact co-founds startups with experienced entrepreneurs with the aim of building a portfolio of scalable companies that can abate 10% of the global carbon budget. Marie has worked with over 20 entrepreneurs to help them build their businesses. In the last two years, Marie has focused exclusively on launching climate tech startups in Southeast Asia and is passionate about increasing the pipeline of women founders in the sector. Prior to joining Wavemaker Impact, Marie led the Venture Build program at ENGIE Factory, where she was responsible for building a portfolio of 10 climate tech ventures valued at over US$8M at pre-Seed round. Marie was also the general manager at a SAAS startup and a senior member of KPMG's Digital + Innovation team. Her career also includes stints in management consulting and in a construction company, where she specialized in operations strategy, business development, cost reduction, and process improvement. Marie has a MBA from the National University of Singapore where she graduated as valedictorian and holder of the Panasonic Marketing Award.

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