Kathmandu, Nepal


Our Advisors

Claudia Marcusson

Claudia has over 20 years of financial industry expertise in investment management, insurance and banking having worked in the U.S., U.K., Germany, The Netherlands and Singapore. She worked in various leadership roles at Standard Chartered Bank, ING, NN Group, ABN AMRO, and State Street Bank to name a few.
Since August 2022, Claudia is CEO of Germany’s very first crowdfunding platform issuing crypto securities of renewable energy projects.
Claudia has been living in Singapore for 7 years where she joined Standard Chartered Bank in 2019 as Strategy & Innovation Lead building out the corporate venture arm and running entrepreneurship & innovation programs for the bank, partners and regulators. In 2021 she became Global Head of Client Experience Center where she led innovative co-creation programs with corporate clients worldwide. Claudia is a licensed instructor and expert in Human-Centred Design & Design Thinking, Lean Start up, agile methods and a certified SCRUM Master.
Since 2018, Claudia is an Adjunct Lecturer on emerging technologies, corporate innovation & entrepreneurship, digital transformation and sustainability at the National University of Singapore, and gives training to corporates and C-suite executives. She is also a guest lecturer at Singapore Management University and Singapore Academy of Law.
She enjoys working closely with startups & scale-ups focused on FinTech and Sustainability as a Non-Executive Director, board advisor and mentor. She is an investment advisor to Venture Capital funds in Europe and Singapore and a mentor & advisor to several Accelerators in Singapore, Germany, Korea and India.
Claudia holds an LL.M. degree in Chinese Business Law as well as an M.Sc. in Economics and Operations Research.

Joachim Schwarz

Joachim Schwarz is passionate about social justice and on a mission to support like-minded civil society actors and social entrepreneurs to become more powerful and innovative. To focus on this mission, Joachim left his job as Welthungerhilfe’s South Asia Director in 2015, and initiated the Civil Society Academy. The Academy quickly became a thriving support organisation for civil society partners with offices in India, Ethiopia and Germany. Joachim is an outstanding facilitator and coach with expertise in social innovation, leadership, organisational change, and advocacy. After more than 20 years in Africa and Asia, he is now based in Berlin.

Paul Meyers

Serial entrepreneur (3 exits) and Asian digital pioneer now helping Founders in Southeast Asia change the world. Deep experience with founders, investors and accelerators across the region.
Helped build ADB's impact-focused venture fund ADBVentures, ran Telstra's leading Asia-wide accelerator muru-D, EiR at MOX the Mobile Only Accelerator in SEAsia, mentor/coach with 500 StartUps, TechStars, Seedstars, SheLovesTech, Plug & Play, GSMA, Facebook and others.
Previously: Executive leadership, corporate and business development in the TMT space, specializing in mobile and digital media. 25+ years building innovative teams, products and companies throughout Asia, creating value, original IP and successful exits.
Deep global professional network. Expertise in start-ups, funding, scaling, innovation, games, payments and Asian market expansion.