Register Now: Raising A Million – Finding Capital for Your Business

Details: Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time: 6:30pm to 9pm
Venue: Lattice80, #08-01, 80 Robinson Road, Singapore 068898
Cost: $40 (Early bird, limited to first 30 tickets), $49 (Standard ticket)

Price includes 2 X drink coupons and dinner.

*Please note that LadyBoss events are prone to SELLING OUT! Register early to avoid disappointment. Strictly no walk-ins allowed, please register online.

Each ticket comes with 2 X drink coupons, and dinner. If you have special dietary requirements, contact for advice.


The challenge for many entrepreneurs is raising capital for their business.

In this special panel discussion, we hear from 2 investors and 2 entrepreneurs who have experience raising or funding businesses with more than a million dollars.







Val Yap, Co-founder of PolicyPal


Currently Founder at PolicyPal, uses artificial intelligence to simplify and digitise insurance for consumers.

Prior to PolicyPal, Val was an Assistant Vice President at OCBC Bank. Primarily focused on launching the digital initiatives and campaigns, working closely with the wealth, digital and marketing to drive innovations.

Previously served as Risk Assurance Associate at PwC London office, worked with UK Financial Institutions to develop implementation plans for the changes required for USA Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) compliance and regulatory assessment.

She has raised seed funding from 500 startups and angel investors.

Stephanie Crespin, Styletribute 


Founder of StyleTribute, the company behind and, a VC-funded Singapore-based start-up that aims at revolutionizing the luxury second-hand industry, offering online marketplaces where individuals can buy & sell authenticated goods in a trusted and premium-looking environment.

With (Oct’13), the company enables high-end fashion lovers to sell their designer items in a hassle-free way and fashionistas to purchase luxury items at up to 90% off (eBay meeting Net-a-porter).

Recently raised $1.1 million in their series A.

Rina Neoh, Angel Investor, Mercatus Capital


Rina has more than 20 years of experience in both the corporate and entrepreneurial world. With a solid foundation in BS Computer Science and a keen business sense acquired through an overseas MBA, Rina has delivered multi-million dollar returns from small business enterprises, which she has incubated, coached, invested in or promoted. She has developed her own expertise in solutions selling, complex tender bids and managing A-list accounts in her early careers, including winning prestigious accounts from the government and private sectors.

Rina has a long track record and proven expertise in strategic marketing, product branding, information systems, business development, venture capital financing, investor relations and high-level business negotiations — skills which she brought to every business she acquired or advised during her long career.

A seasoned executive with an operations and systems perspective, Rina is well known for setting up and developing companies across Asia Pacific, including brick-and-mortar and technology-enabled enterprises. She has a knack for incubating new businesses, finding new markets, creating unique value propositions and creating sustainable revenue streams.

Rina co-founded Mercatus Capital Pte Ltd, a homegrown incubator based in Singapore and a venture accelerator since 2006. Through its angel networks, Mercatus Group provided seed capital to promising new small ventures, with more than 30 startups seeded and incubated in Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, India, China and Hong Kong.

Rina holds strategic management roles, directorships and equities in Mercatus Capital, RxR Capital, Synapse Global, Unlimited Brands Inc.

Vesi Kertikova, Investor


Vesi has been living in Singapore for the last seven years. She is responsible for managing and growing the Southeast Asia investment portfolio of LGT Impact Ventures, a global impact investing fund applying private equity and VC principles as its investment strategy. Prior to that she was a member of the equity investment team of the Sovereign Wealth Fund of Norway for 7.5 years. In that capacity, she was responsible for the selection and evaluation of best-in-class companies for long-term investments. She started her career on the graduate training program of HSBC Private Wealth Management. She also has entrepreneurial experience building a start-up that provides finance services to young and rapidly growing companies. Vesi holds a MBA degree from INSEAD.



Melissa Lim, Co-founder of LadyBoss Asia

Melissa is co-founder and creative director of LadyBoss. She is responsible for all things visual and constantly comes up with fresh ideas to boost the LadyBoss brand.

After two years in the corporate world, she uprooted to Yangon (Myanmar) in seek of new adventures. Back in Singapore with a fresh perspective on life and business, she set up Cr8, a marketing agency which helps entrepreneurs like herself grow their business through creative branding and unconventional marketing strategies.

She is passionate about female empowerment and volunteers at various non-profit organisations which support this cause.



Interested in partnering with LadyBoss or having your brand showcased at this event? For sponsorship opportunities, contact Melissa at

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