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Pocket Sun

Co-founder and Managing Partner of SoGal Venture

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5th Feb – 10:00 am KST

Meet the Investor of Month

Pocket Sun is Co-founder and Managing Partner at SoGal Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm backing world-class diverse entrepreneurs outside of Silicon Valley. Throughout her career, Pocket Sun breaks the status quo by delivering superior, consistent returns through investments in underrepresented founders, undercapitalized geographies, and underserved problems.

Since 2015, Pocket and co-founder Elizabeth have led the movement in backing the founders of tomorrow. Through SoGal Ventures, they have invested in 150+ startups worldwide and built a track record of picking five $1B+ unicorns from the earliest stage. Pocket’s investment focus area is in the future of living, working and staying healthy, turning cutting-edge tech and science innovations into consumer-grade products & experiences for diverse demographics’ unmet needs.

Pocket has chartered a limitless career by breaking boundaries across multiple dimensions. Shortly after receiving a master’s degree from the USC in Entrepreneurship, Pocket became one of the youngest to be on the cover of Forbes. As a disruptor in VC and advocate for DEI, she is frequently invited for keynotes and panels around the world. Her work has been recognized with press features on Fortune, CNBC, BBC, Forbes, Bloomberg, to name a few, and awards including Entrepreneur Magazine 100 Most Powerful Women, VC Journal 2023 Rising Stars, Singapore 100 Women In Tech, LinkedIn Top Voices, and more.

Outside of SoGal, Pocket is passionate about feminism, queer communities, and activism. She is a pianist and enthusiastic snowboarder. Pocket was the TV Host of Start-Up Season 5 (Shark Tank of Singapore) which aired in 26 Asian markets, had a Chinese business podcast with 1 million+ listens, and is an opinion leader on social media.

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