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Mitul Lakhani

1337 Ventures

Mitul Lakhani is the Head of Strategy at 1337 Ventures.

Having spent ten years in investment banking in the UK with a Canadian investment bank and a family office, Mitul moved to Malaysia in May 2011 to join Tune Hotels Group as Group Chief Financial Officer. After four years at Tune Hotels, he went on to join iMoney Group as Group CFO before taking on the CEO role in 2018. Following the sale of iMoney Group in August 2020, Mitul joined 1337 Ventures as Head of Strategy.

His current role includes identifying, mentoring, investing in and helping entrepreneurs and startups bring their ideas to life, go-to-market and scaling including raising growth capital via institutional and private investors as well as equity crowd funding.

He also works closely with corporates and GLCs on their digital transformation and corporate innovation strategy using these insights to facilitate partnerships with startups. Additionally Mitul oversees the 1337 Ventures investment portfolio comprising over 20 early stage startups.

Mitul graduated with a first-class honors Master of Engineering degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Management from Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine.

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1337 Ventures is a technology accelerator and early stage venture capital focused on doing pre-seed and seed stage investments in Malaysia as well as South East Asia.