CEO at 5G Catalyst Technologies & Advisor at Gobi Partners
Shannon Kalayanamitr is a global entrepreneur & venture capitalist at Gobi Partners in Asia, a premier VC fund with US$1 billion AUM and 13 funds.
In her former life, Kalayanamitr cut her teeth as a management consultant and investment banker at PwC and Lehman Brothers. She went on to found and relentlessly expand the empire of MOXY, which later became Orami — Southeast Asia’s leading women lifestyle e-commerce destination. While raising multiple rounds of funding totaling approximately US$50M, Orami went head to head with Rocket Internet-backed Zalora and won on multiple fronts. Zalora bowed out of Southeast Asia in 2016.
Kalayanamitr’s entrepreneurial journey also includes two successful companies: Iconic Media focusing on integrated event and TV formats such as Asia’s Next Top Model; and Altus, a financial advisory group which specialized in acquiring, building and restructuring conglomerates throughout Southeast Asia.