Dialogue Session with Mr. Nazrin Hassan, the Group CEO of Cradle
Mark your calendars for 31st March because we are happy to host Mr Nazrin Hassan to share with you how you can contribute back to Malaysia!
For such a brilliant individual at his age, he is also the Group CEO of Cradle, our PLATINUM Sponsor. He inspires budding entrepreneurs to greater heights, and leads all activities of the organisation.
Nazrin Hassan is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Cradle Fund Sdn. Bhd. (Cradle), an organisation that manages the Cradle Investment Programme (CIP) which provides early stage funding for technology start-ups.
For over 10 years, Nazrin has dedicated his efforts to promoting early stage funding for technology start-up. Nazrin is educated in London with a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B Hons) from the University of Buckingham in 1994 and completed his Master of Laws (LL.M) in the year 1997 at King’s College London. Nazrin was also a committee member of the United Kingdom Executive Council for Malaysian Students (UKEC).
He is a former member of Technopreneurs Association of Malaysia (TeAM), an organisation that represents all technology entrepreneurs in Malaysia where he lobbied tirelessly for a development fund to narrow it. This eventually led to the successful introduction of the Cradle Investment Programme (CIP) in June 2003 with a fund allocation of RM100 million from the Malaysian Government.
CIP was initially managed by Malaysia Venture Capital Management Berhad (MAVCAP) and Nazrin became the programme’s Head of Structuring in July 2003. In 2004, he was appointed as the programme’s Acting Head as well as its Strategy and Policy Advisor.
He left the programme in 2005 to focus on his own technology start-up and continued to be an active member of TeAM.
Nazrin returned to Cradle in October 2007, after being appointed as its Chief Executive Officer by the Ministry of Finance, after it was spun out from under MAVCAP. It continues to spur the growth of early stage funding for technology entrepreneurs.
Nazrin and his team are also working to encourage the creation and development of an angel investment ecosystem in Malaysia through the setting up of the Angel Tax Incentive, as well as the Malaysian Business Angel Network (MBAN) of which he is secretariat chairman. He is a member of the World Entrepreneurship Forum’s (WEF) think-tank and a Council Member of Association of Development Finance Institutions of Malaysia (ADFIM).
Nazrin served as a board member of the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) from April 2014 to February 2015 and is currently a board member of Cradle’s venture capital arm, Cradle Seed Ventures (CSV).
Are you ready to gain invaluable insight from this impressive, young and successful individual? Mark your calendars now and be ready to fill your Easter holiday with this productive session! See y’all!!
Date: 31st March, 2017
Time: 5:30pm – 7.30pm
Venue: Imperial College Business School, LTG