How to fire up your dream team with Goh Yiping of AllDealsAsia and Tanguy Lesselin of Cartouche – 10 May
May 7, 2012 by SGE
VCs will almost always invest in a “A-Team with a B-idea” over a “B-team with an A-idea”. But team building is often one of the hardest things any founder must do in a startup, with the next hardest thing being keeping the team going. Losing your star employees could be a big morale drainer and in a startup, can severely cripple it.
If you have ever:
• Wondered about the founding team equity structure and its maintenance over time
• Intended to build and retain a high caliber team and minimize recruiting mistakes
• Struggled to increase your team efficiency and velocity
• Have already been selling your product/service for 6-12 months
• Have 2-10 people teams
• Are struggling with accelerating your companies’ growth,
then you may be interested in attending the first session of a new program designed to help you get fresh and actionable perspectives on some of the most difficult questions you will have to tackle.
Supported by Microsoft and co-organized by SGE and Tanguy Lesselin, a serial entrepreneur who has launched and financed companies in content management software, innovative e-commerce, and online services, as well as an angel investor, this session will see Tanguy share real life experiences, best practices and resources to help solve questions like:
• How to manage your equity structure over time (founders, co-founders, employees)?
• What are the top clauses to put in a shareholder agreement with regards to co-founders?
• How can you structure an employee equity incentive plan?
• How to attract, choose the best people and convince them to join?
• How to design the most time-efficient recruiting process?
• What are the top recipes to foster your team spirit and motivation?
• When should you fire, and how to do it?
To add to Tanguy Lesselin’s rich experience, an outstanding invitee, Goh Yiping, a serial entrepreneur behind companies like World Indigo, Human Network Labs and AllDealsAsia, will be there to share with you how she managed to repeatedly build successful teams.
At the end, we’ll also have a Q&A section where SGE‘s chief editor, Gwendolyn, will place both Tanguy and Yiping on the firing line.
Date: Thursday, 10 May 2012
Time: 6:00PM -7:30PM
$45 $0 – subsidized by Microsoft!
Venue: Level 22 CF-12, Microsoft Singapore, One Marina Boulevard, NTUC Centre – Singapore 018989
The session is subsidized by Microsoft. If you are interested, kindly register your interest. If you’re a startup that doesn’t fit the target as above, your registration may still be considered. As the number of participants is limited, we will come back to you within 48h to confirm your attendance.
Since 2003, Goh Yiping has been creating and running successful new ventures in wireless and web & mobile technology industries. Her skills for creating and assisting local start-ups in Singapore have been fostered when she was Managing director in INI-Novation, specialized in developing commercialization strategies, and have been proved with the successful companies she created. Among others, World Indigo, that she created in 2004, won the prestigious National Startup@Singapore Business Plan Competition and raised over S$350k of seed funding at a time when fundraising was still relatively nascent. Human Networks Labs that she created in 2007 provides an innovative technology platform called PixieSense.
And, best of all, All Deals Asia, created in 2010 has become South East Asia’s first and largest one stop deal aggregation portal. It has more than 300,000 registered subscribers and 100,000 Facebook group members and, when it launched the first deal aggregator iPhone app in January 2012, this app has made it into the top three in the lifestyle category within two days of the launch.
Specialized in Mobile Technologies and Business development, she is besides on the Executive Committee Board of Mobile Alliance Singapore, the leading association driving and championing Mobile Applications in Singapore.
Back in 2003, Tanguy Lesselin had already co-founded, built, raised 6M Euros in venture financing, and sold the first company Tekora (web content management software) to a listed company. He then went on to start another one, CV Premium that became profitable from year two onwards and still enables executive job seekers to get help writing their resumes today. Tanguy’s third company, Sokoz, was the first live shopping platform back in 2008. It earned industry and media recognition, got 150K active members in just 6 months, and 350 high-end brands and pro-sellers operating on the platform. Tanguy raised 2M Euros from business angels and was nominated e-commerce manager of the year in 2010 by the leading e-commerce magazine in France. Today, Tanguy is working on a stealth startup in Singapore and also invests as a business angel.
Along his entrepreneurial journey, Tanguy has had first-hand experience forming and building teams – with that come the difficult tasks of attracting the best people and getting the most from them in every kind of situation.
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