DeepTech Investor and Entrepreneur

    "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step - in the right direction."

    Chinese Proverb with a twist by Patrick Poh


    Leesa Soulodre is the founding General Partner of R3i Group and the Managing Partner of R3i Capital, a deeptech cross-border venture capital firm focused on sustainable development.


    Leesa is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in cutting-edge innovation, technology, and strategy consulting. She has advised more than 400 multinationals and start-ups in 19 sectors across Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Americas and led companies from the seed stage to $14B USD into new markets, raising more than 270M in capital for portfolio companies. Leesa holds expert industry expertise in smart cities, cybersecurity, medtech and healthcare, and artificial intelligence.


    She is a Clinical Professor of Practice at SMU Cox Business School in Complex Problem Solving and Entrepreneurship and an adjunct faculty member at Singapore Management University and IE Business School. She serves on the advisory board of the Think Tank, The AI Asia Pacific Institute, an independent, interdisciplinary research institute examining the implications of artificial intelligence.


    Leesa holds a Global Executive MBA from TRIUM (NYU Stern, HEC Paris and the London School of Economics and Political Science) and a Masters in Management (Marketing) from the University of Southern Queensland.

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