Director, Gravitas Prime
In his day job, Joseph de Leon is the Director of Venture Strategy for Gravitas Prime. He leads M&A advisory, capital raises, and market entry partnerships for clients in Asia. For fun, he does the same thing for startups as a founding member of Manila Angel Investors Network (MAIN). MAIN is the Philippine’s largest active angel investor network, winner of Start-up Investor of the Year for the Philippines’ 2019 RiceBowl Awards and partnered with Investing In Women, of the Australian Government, to nurture more female founders and funders. Joseph has worked with winning start-ups from all over the world. He has the privilege of being the Philippines Ambassador for Seedstars SA, selected as the Philippines’ first Amazon AWS Scout, and as a mentor and advisor for institutions such as the German Accelerator, Impact Hub, Rouge VC and the United Nations Development Program.