Team & Partners

We are a team of international development finance and investment specialists with close to 20 years of experience with leading funders, such as the World Bank, IFC, EBRD, DFID, investment firms, and impact investors. We support small and medium-sized businesses grow to the next stage, and have a strong focus on gender lens investing and women’s economic empowerment.

Working at the crossroads of gender and finance, we have conducted extensive market research on women’s entrepreneurship in several countries, and advised funders and financial institutions on how to value and capture the business opportunity of investing in the women’s market. 

We are Lean In enthusiasts and founders of Thailand’s international Lean In chapter.


Our partners and network of collaborators:

  • US Embassy

  • The U.S. Embassy supports advancing economic growth by promoting women’s entrepreneurship and creating opportunities for women to participate fully in the global economy.

  • Orami is an online shopping platform dedicated to female lifestyle. A the core of Orami’s philosophy is a desire to combine commerce with social responsibility.
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  • Promoting female entrepreneurship is a key priority of the Dutch government. The Embassy of the Netherlands in Bangkok has supported the Women in Business series and has hosted a number of events, many attended by Ambassador Mr. Karen Hartogh
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  • Connecting Founders is a LeanIn Partner. We support LeanIn.Org’s efforts to reach gender equality and empower women to achieve their ambitions. We launched a Lean In chapter in Thailand and always welcome new members that share the Lean In spirit and passion for supporting each other personally and professionally.
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  • Connecting Founders is the Thailand partner for the Cherie Blair Foundation’s Mentoring Women in Business Programme. Twice a year, the Foundation offers a selected number of women entrepreneurs the opportunity to join a year-long, 1:1 mentoring program and become part of a supportive community of over 4000 inspirational entrepreneurs and professionals from around the world. If interested to join this program, get in touch with us.

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