Nichapat Ark is Thailand Coverage for Openspace Ventures. Her key roles are to search for investment opportunities in outstanding Thailand-based startups as well as to support Openspace's portfolio companies in expanding into Thailand. Additionally, she is also a screening committee for Bangkok Venture Club, the biggest angel investor network in Thailand, as well as Thailand Seedstars World Ambassador. She has received The Prime Minister Award for Startup Ecosystem Evangelist in 2019.
Nichapat has more than 20 years of experience in financial markets. Her most recent position before she left her banking career was Executive Committee and Managing Director, Financial Markets for Standard Chartered Bank Thailand where she took part in driving the bank's strategic planning and execution functions. During her 10 years with Standard Chartered Bank, she spent 2 years in China as Managing Director of Financial Markets Sales based in Shanghai. Nichapat obtained her Master of Business Administration degree, majoring in Finance from Sasin Graduate School of Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, and spent a term on exchange at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration at Assumption University, Thailand.
Openspace Ventures is a VC fund based in Singapore with US$400mil under management and invests in exceptional Southeast-Asia based startups in series A & B stages. The examples of the key investments are GoJek, HaloDoc, FinAccel, Biofourmis, and Finnomena. Openspace Ventures’ Fund I and II performance is now in the top quartile when compared to the global funds in the same vintage year.