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    Adversus

    Adversus according to the free Latin English Dictionary.
    ADVersa -um| ADVersior -or -us | ADVersissimus -a -um ADJ opposite | directly facing | in opposite direction​

    Adversus.me is my personal blog. It talks about my experiences as a venture capitalist in Southeast Asia.

    I am a partner at Golden Gate Ventures in Singapore. Golden Gate Ventures is an early-stage VC firm in Southeast Asia with over 25 investments to date. Golden Gate Ventures invests in internet & mobile startups regardless of sector: e-commerce to payments, mobile applications to SaaS platforms. Companies include online grocer RedMart.com, mobile payments platform Coda Payments, and web-based developer software Nitrous.io. Golden Gate Ventures has is as a global Top 50 startup investor by Mattermark comparing over 300 incubators, accelerators, and VC firms based on web traffic, mobile downloads, employee count, and social media reach.

     

    Venture capital has shown and continues to show strong growth in South East Asia and has driven much of the increase in the number of deals in recent quarters of 2015. It helped push capital invested in South East Asia to US$3.7 billion.

       

  • A Mission

    “Every morning in Africa, a Gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest Cheetah or it will be killed. Every morning a Cheetah wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest Gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a Cheetah or a Gazelle… when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.”
    ~ Christopher McDougall, Born to Run

  • The Blog

    Thoughts, musings, and ruminations.

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    This interview is part of the Great Owls Investor Series and takes a look at the world of...
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  • The Writer

    Michael Lints - Partner @ Golden Gate Ventures

    I am a proud father of 2 children and married to my lovely wife Marijke. I studied Management and Control of information science. After my graduation, I worked briefly as a project manager at one of the largest insurance companies in the Netherlands, after which I started my own IT business. In 2007, I founded my own venture fund focused on Dutch SME’s before joining Golden Gate Ventures as a venture partner and later as a partner. As a former vice chairman of the Economic Development Board Rotterdam, I have had various positions on a societal and administrative level. As a result of which I have been able to build an extensive international network of founders, governments, and corporates.

    In 2011 and 2014 I studied Financial Analysis for Business Valuation, and Private Equity and Venture Capital at Harvard Business School. I have over 17 years of entrepreneurial and managerial experience. I truly believe in a balanced life. I have various hobbies. Sports is one of my favorites. I was a member of the Dutch Karate Team for 3 years during my late teens. I love to run and trying to be a competitive cyclist. I ran the marathons of Rotterdam, New York, and Singapore. In June 2017 I was able to complete one of my life goals, to finish the Ironman 70.3 in Hawaii. 2017 was also the year I joined Treknology3 as an ambassador. Treknology3 is the distributor of top cycling brand Trek in Singapore and Malaysia

  • An overview of the StartmeupHK 2018 panel on venture capital trends and interests. Special attention for the rise of blockchain projects and ICOs

    An interview by blog Doyenne about companies founded and led by female founders. I was interviewed during the Milennial2020 conference in Singapore.

    A research article by Quartz in cooperation with Hennesey VSOP, about the key drivers for success according to various professionals and entrepreneurs.

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