2017 Asia-Pacific program participants
Chris has a professional background in investment banking and management consulting. This, combined with his determination to improve the accessibility of capital for New Zealand and Australian start-ups and small- and medium-sized businesses, inspired his decision to found Equitise.
Chris is a passionate member of the start-up ecosystem and a technology entrepreneur and has strong networks in the early stage finance and venture capital sector in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.
Chris was recently recognized for his contribution to the ASEAN alternative funding space through being named Forbes 30 under 30 Asia in the Venture Capital & Finance. Chris has also been named in the top 50 of the emerging Fintech stars of tomorrow by KPMG (Global Fintech 100).
“I want to accelerate my business so it becomes the largest and most active cross border equity crowdfunding platform in the ASEAN region.”
Christopher Gilbert, Managing Director, Equitise