Pinetree Leaders Mentor Seedstar Startups
MAKATI CITY, METRO MANILA, JUNE 20, 2019 — Pinetree Capital’s Chief Investment Officer, Victor Lee, and Senior Investment Manager, Jose Andre Ramirez, mentored startups at the recent Seedstars Startup Bootcamp held at KMC | V Corporate Center, Salcedo Village, Makati. Hosted by Seedstars, known for the world’s biggest startup competition, the bootcamp featured mentoring sessions from Pinetree and Manila Angel Investors Network (MAIN) to 25 startups, and presentations about pitch ideas from Seedstars’ team.
The bootcamp was sponsored by Pinetree and MAIN, as they continue to aid and enrich the startup ecosystem by being involved in community activities. Pinetree’s Victor Lee and Andre Ramirez along with MAIN members mentored young founders and co-founders of startups from diverse industries, guiding them from pitch constructions to various areas for improvement.
On mentoring the startups, Andre Ramirez comments, “As a mentor, it’s always great to meet and discuss ideas with startups, help them hone these ideas, and put them on the right track to improve. It also helps us to give back to the local startup community in the hopes that we can all continue to better ourselves thru these endeavors. It was a good chance to meet upcoming startups in the Philippines. The talent in the room collected by Seedstars shows a promising future for Filipino Tech entrepreneurs. With the event helping to foster new innovations and ideas from local talent, we hope to see these individuals succeed and bring about growth for society.”
As partners of MAIN, Pinetree Capital aims to be a leading source of mentors for startups in the region. With investments in blockchain technologies, digital therapeutics, and real estate, Pinetree seeks to provide consultancy to startups spearheaded by its experience in the industry.
ABOUT PINETREE CAPITAL
Pinetree Capital (Pinetree.ph) is an association of Filipino Family Corporations and Filipino-founded Single Family Offices, with offices in the United States and Southeast Asia. Pinetree.ph’s investment interests range from traditional business models in real estate, healthcare, and financial services, to burgeoning businesses in spaces such as blockchain applications and digital therapeutics.