We are a strategic advisory firm for early stage startups and hospitality. We bring value through our experience, network and diverse skills acquired through working with investment banks, multinational companies and entrepreneurs. We have experience assisting several innovative early-stage companies on a broad range of projects.When it comes to hospitality, our expertise lies in strategic asset management and in developing innovative legal and commercial structures in complex environments. We have over 30 years of combined experience in the hospitality industry and collectively we have negotiated over 200 management, franchise and lease agreements in EMEA and APAC. We have extensive familiarity in hotel real estate transactions, both on the buying and selling sides, having successfully led several multi-million dollar mediation, court and arbitral proceedings.

Our Team

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FRANCK COURMONT

Franck spent 25 years as an M&A and corporate lawyer with US law firms, investment banks and an international hospitality group in Paris, London, Brussels and Singapore. Passionate about real estate, he has also set up two residential property funds in France and Florida. Having already invested privately in startups for some time, Franck took the plunge in 2018 to become a full-time angel investor & advisor. Capitalizing on his knowledge of the hospitality & real estate industries, together with his legal background, he is an adept of “smart money” to make an impact on the startup scene.

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KRISTIN THORSTEINS

Kristin has spent her entire career in hotel & real estate development and advisory in London, Paris and Brussels, having cut her teeth on her family's hospitality business in Iceland. Eight years ago, fate brought her to Singapore, where her latest assignment was to lead development and asset management in APAC for Club Med. She is a recognized industry leader and a regular panelist & speaker at hotel investment conferences, a member of the Urban Land Institute - Hotel Development Council & Women's Leadership Initiative. She is also a judge of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards.