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Fund Raising Consultation by Douglas Abrams is a monthly consultation clinics, hosted by Expara (Thailand) in partnership wtih Youth Business International's Rapid Response & Recovery program, supported by, running from December 2020 - April 2021.


This initiative aims to support Thai entrepreneurs in obtaining access to consultation session from experienced mentors to provide insights on how entrepreneurs could adapt their business strategies or navigate early stage fund raising during this unprecedented time. 

Participation in this initiative is "FREE" for qualified entrepreneurs. 

Fund Raising Consultation

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Each participating entrepreneur will receive 60 minute - one-on-one consultation with Douglas Abrams, Founder & CEO of Expara, arranged via ZOOM. With over 20 years of experience in early stage fund-raising in Southeast Asia, the one-on-one consultation will help uncover the challenges you are facing and explore alternative courses of action.

Through the conversation, Douglas will address questions related to the business concerns of participating entrepreneurs, and help them obtain investors' perspectives on the areas they may need guidance to support their next move.


The consultation is supported by the Thai team, so entrepreneurs could reach out anytime for clarification or any technical issues. 


Most commonly asked questions from entrepreneurs:

  • Business Models

  • Financial Projection & Valuation

  • Fund Raising Strategies

  • Exit Strategies

  • Shareholding Structures

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Douglas Abrams

Douglas is the Managing Director of Expara Ventures Thailand, Expara Vietnam and Expara Malaysia. Expara focuses on early stage investment and has been working with various ecosystme partners and entrepreneurs on mentoring, incubation and acceleration since 2000. 

He has played an active role on education and is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Business School, where he has lectured on New Venture Creation for undergraduates and Technopreneurship for graduate students since 2001. He has been a Visiting Professor in Venture Capital for the Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok since 2007. 

How to participate in the program


Entrepreneurs, who are interested in participating in the consultation, are requested to register interests through the link provided at the end of this page. 


Expara Entrepreneur support team will review the eligibility and confirm the available slot with the entrepreneurs within 3 working days. After the session has been confirmed, the team will coordinate with the entrepreneurs to provide details to prepare for the session. 

Who is eligible to participate?


1) Thai entrepreneurs


2) Registered company in Thailand


3) Minimum 2 years in business

Register your interest today!

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Scan QR Code or Registration Link

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