Navin Danapal

SEA Director at SOSV

Navin is based in SEA (South-East Asia) and focuses on startups expanding in the region or entering ASEAN from China, Australia, South Asia, North America, and Europe. Starting with Singa-Lumpur (Singapore-Malaysia) and then Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, and Vietnam, he builds partnerships and alliances in the region including governments, carriers/telcos, media, tech (TMT), and corporations. He help companies understand the regional landscape and link investors to build better networks by doing Market BD.

Prior to SOSV, Navin was a senior manager of Microsoft ecosystems in the region. He was also an Editor from Singapore Press Holdings tech media, and held a senior role in IDG. Navin has also founded a startup during the 1997 Asian economic crisis, organised a VR hackathon in Beijing with the Chinese government and Coke, advised a number of Asian aerospace hackathons & governments, mentors, and speaks at conferences.