Thanapong is the founder and head of the InVent team, a venture capital project of Intouch Group.
With over 20 years of experience in telecommunications and technology industry, Thanapong has been actively involved in the Thailand startup ecosystem since its early days. His first investment deal in Ookbee has been a classic case that inspired many new generations of Thai entrepreneurs. Prior to InVent, Thanapong was the Deputy Director of the Software Industry Promotion Agency (SIPA). Thanapong was also among the founding team of CS Loxinfo which is now a public company (SET: CSL) with an annual revenue of over $100 million.
Thanapong holds an MBA from Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration and an executive program certificate in Venture Capital from Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley.
Tawan focuses on business development, working closely with InVent's portfolio companies on their market expansion and subsequent fundraising plan. Additionally, Tawan supports InVent team and portfolio companies in engagement with both local and regional business partners.
Tawan has over 12 years of business development and managerial experience in both public and private sector in Thailand. Previously, he was the IT Director at Dhanarak Asset Development where he initiated and spearheaded many technology and innovation foundation projects for the multi-billion Government Complex of Thailand. Tawan also led the marketing team at THAICOM (SET: THCOM), a Thailand-based satellite operator.
Tawan holds an MBA in international management from the University of Dallas and an MSc in computer science from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Pongwut sources and leads the financial assessment of investment opportunities and deal execution, from structuring to closing. He also advises the portfolio companies on transaction and regulatory issues.
Prior to joining InVent, Pongwut worked in the investment banking department at Kasikornbank, a leading commercial bank in Thailand. Pongwut was in charge of advising the optimal capital structure through executions of many advanced financing instruments such as syndicated loan and Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), including the first ever REIT underwritten in Thailand, IMPACT Growth REIT.
Pongwut graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, holding an MSc in Finance with concentration in Corporate Finance and Investment.
Vitavin sources and leads the deal screening, product assessment and business due diligence of new investment opportunities. He also oversees the deal flow and research on industry trends of products, business models and venture investments.
Previously, Vitavin was as a management consultant at Accenture where he specialized in business and digital strategy for listed companies in Thailand. Vitavin also has experience with Barclays Capital and J-Seed Ventures in Japan and was the founding member of Venture Generation, a Tokyo-based international startup incubator.
Vitavin holds an MEng in Technology and Innovation Management from the University of Tokyo where he was a Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Global 30 scholar.
Marketing & Operations
Suparat is responsible for planning and coordination of marketing & event-related activities. Before joining InVent, she has experience with the tech media e27 and co-working space & community HUBBA.
Suparat received her bachelor's degree in Economics from Chulalongkorn University.
Office & Operations
Nitima handles administrative and office tasks as well as supporting the operations for InVent, including documents and archives, expenses, travel and events.
Nitima has been with Intouch Group for more than 10 years in compliance and administration functions.
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