Venture capital firm White Star Capital recently invested $50 million in Flash Coffee, a tech-enabled coffee chain in Southeast Asia. What brought these two companies together?
Venture capital (VC) firms are a vital funding source for new businesses and a major driving force behind innovation. In exchange for evaluating a fledgling company’s growth potential and providing funds and mentoring to help it develop, venture capitalists gain an ownership stake – or equity – in the business. Often, they’ll aim to cash out of the investment once the startup reaches a size and credibility that will allow it to be taken public or sold to a major corporation.
And just like that, P3 draws to an end, ushering the way to P4. P3 started with major changes in the student body: 17Ds were now gone, replaced by super enthusiastic 18Ds, and the 18J population churned as well - many having gone to Singapore and few coming this direction. People often ask me why I chose to stay in Fontainebleau for the whole program. My answer?
by MBA'16J Wenyou Tan, Fintech investor Just came back from a panel discussion for prospective students over at INSEAD. It was indeed a refreshing experience for me now that I am an alum. I still remember the first time I attended an in-house event held for prospects two years ago. Certainly, a moment for reflection and all those thoughts about why I took my MBA streamed back at me.