Golden Gate Ventures’ Paul Bragiel to Meet With Eight Startups

Startup companies looking to work with Golden Gate Ventures will each get a 15-minute chance to pitch their ideas and get feedback from co-founder Paul Bragiel this Thursday, 23 February. Eight short-listed startups will have just two hours with the prolific businessman and co-founder of other investment and technology companies such as i/o Ventures, Lefora, Meetro and Paragon Five.

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Golden Gate's Paul Bragiel will meet with eight prospective startups on 23 February. (Image: Golden Gate Ventures)

Interested parties can queue up for the Bragiel meet by signing up here, while those who want to participate in the Golden Gate Ventures investment and mentoring program can sign up here. Golden Gate wants  to invest in tech startups with products and ideas in or for the web, mobile, social or e-commerce.

Bragiel established Golden Gate Ventures with Vinnie Lauria and Jeffrey Paine, all three have extensive portfolios in the technology industry, and they have their collective eye out for new ventures with Singapore and South East Asian startup companies. The US$10M venture fund looks to invest US$50,000 to US$500,000 in the right startup teams.

Lauria and Paine will be with Bragiel at the Golden Gate office (JFDI Asia, 71 Ayer Rajah Crescent #02-22, Singapore 139951) on 23 February, but only Bragiel will be meeting with the short-listed applicants. Successful applicants will be notified of their time slots for the meeting.

Bragiel is based in San Francisco and acts as Golden Gate’s Silicon Valley liaison for the firm. Lauria and Paine will be holding the fort in Singapore and will be the hands-on mentors for successful entrants to the Golden Gate program. Lauria and Bragiel were co-founders of the free forum hosting site Lefora (acquired by CrowdGather in 2010), and Lauria worked with Bragiel in Meetro. Aside from Golden Gate, Paine is a director at the Founder Institute – Singapore  (where Lauria also acts as mentor to entrepreneurs), as well as executive director at Battle Ventures.

The Founder Institute – Singapore and i/o Ventures are partners with Golden Gate Ventures.