Cocoon Capital’s 5th edition of Female Founders Mentoring Hours invites submissions

  • 70% successful in getting follow-on investor meetings leading to term sheets
  • Meet four investors for total 1 hour remote meeting with 13-min sessions

Cocoon Capital’s 5th edition of Female Founders Mentoring Hours invites submissions

Singapore based VC, Cocoon Capital is launching the 5th edition of its Female Founders Mentoring Hours (FFMH). 

Supported by Enterprise Singapore and Amazon Web Services (AWS), 46 investors from the top 38 venture capital firms in Southeast Asia will join FFMH as mentors, offering their expertise and experience to 120 female founders from across the region. 

The event will be held over two days, Tuesday, 3 August and Wednesday, 4 August, 2 – 4 pm SGT (GMT+8). Each female founder will have the opportunity to meet four investors for one hour of remote mentoring hours. During each 13-minute session, founders can discuss their tech business idea, ask for advice and pitch for investment. 

The previous four editions saw more than 70% of founders successfully building on the initial engagement with follow-up investor meetings, with multiple startups receiving term sheets from investors. Cocoon Capital is hoping that the fifth edition will be an even bigger success in supporting female founders who are invited to sign up.  

Not sure what to ask? 

Those seeking answers for their own startups have come to the right place at FFMH. The following are some frequently asked questions by founders for the experienced mentors.

– What do VCs look for in a startup that is raising venture funding? MVP, early traction?
– Do you think our business model is feasible?
– What do you think of our problem statement?
– What do later stage investors look out for in early-stage companies?
– Feedback on the pitch/ deck
– How important is it to run a sustainable business compared to burning more money for inflated growth?

Register now to secure your seat

Cocoon Capital welcomes applications from any Southeast Asia-based female founder whose business is in tech and at the seed or Series A-stages. Previous participants of FFMH are welcome to apply again. 

If you’re a female founder looking to practice your pitch, talk business models and customer acquisition strategies, apply now. Registration closes Monday, 26 July, 11:59pm SGT. 

Keep an eye on LinkedIn and FFMH page for updates.

Male founders who would still like to pitch to Cocoon Capital can submit an application for funding here

Full list of participating VC mentors

500 Startups

Pat Thitipattakul

AC Ventures

Maliekah Harjani

Accion Venture Lab

Paolo Limcaoco

Altara VC

Adrian HoHuiting Koh

Ascend Vietnam Ventures

Minh Ta

B Capital

Trang Tran

Beacon Fund

Mouna Aouri

Big Idea Ventures

Dalal AlGhawas

Click Ventures

Jenni Risku

Cocoon Capital

Will KlippgenMichael BlakeyZong Xi SiaIne JacobsenWanda LeeMichael DistelLauren Teo

Elyas AshHarleen Thakral

FEBE Ventures

Olivier Raussin 

First Followers Capital

Sagar Tandon

Foxmont Capital Partners

Franco Varona


Nigel Quah


Reena Sharma

Jungle Ventures

Alice Besomi

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Marsha Sugana

MassMutual Ventures

Cheryl TeoCarlos Jo Loo

Monk’s Hill Ventures

Eunice Wong

Openspace Ventures

Nichapat Ark

Patamar Capital

Sandra Surya

Pavilion Capital

Yuan Ming Tan

Prasetia Dwidharma

Natashia Maria


Minh Vuhong 

Quest Ventures

Gwen Sim


Augie Ilag


Blake Ong

Singtel Innov8

Selvam Moorthy

Skystar Capital

Gabriella Thohir

SoftBank Vision Fund

Anna Lo

Sovereign’s Capital

Adora Jones

Tin Men Capital

Murli Ravi

Vertex Ventures

Khush Topandasani

Vulpes Special Opportunities Fund

May Myat Noe Oo

Wavemaker Partners

Melissa HoPhuong Tran

White Star Capital

Joe Wei


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