Sept. 14, 2022

PitchMeNot: Michael Blakey from Cocoon Capital featuring Blackfrog

PitchMeNot: Michael Blakey from Cocoon Capital featuring Blackfrog

PitchMeNot is the closest thing to an interaction between a VC and a startup but in a casual conversational format. In this episode, I, together with Michael Blakey from Cocoon Capital speak to Mayur Shetty, CEO of Blackfrog about his startup. At the end of our discussion, Mayur leaves the call, and then Michael and I do a debrief on what we think about Blackfrog.


About

Michael Blakey

Michael Blakey is the Managing Partner and co-founder of Singapore-based venture capital firm Cocoon Capital. Set-up alongside Will Klippgen in 2016, Cocoon adopts a hands-on, founder-first approach to early-stage investing. Before this Michael was an entrepreneur and since 2000 was a full-time angel investor who was named ‘UK Angel Investor of the Year 2015’, selected as one of the Maserati 100, and classified as a "Business Angel you should know".

Blackfrog

Blackfrog Technologies Pvt. Ltd. is a Manipal, Karnataka, India-based technology startup company that seeks to improve the efficiency of immunization supply chains. We have developed a patented system for precision cold-chain and vaccine traceability with support from BIRAC (DBT) and leading impact investors in the nation including Venture Centre (NCL, Pune) and Social Alpha to provide logistical support in the last-mile delivery of vaccines.

Emvólio is a portable, battery-powered refrigeration device that will strictly maintain any preset temperature for over 12 hours for the last-mile transport of vaccines. Emvólio’s 2-litre capacity enables it to carry 30- 50 vials, which is standard for a daylong immunization campaign. Further device capabilities include continuous temperature monitoring, location tracking, state-of-charge indication, communication with headquarters via live tracking, and vital statistics for improved coverage.

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Michael Blakey

Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Cocoon Capital

Michael Blakey is the Managing Partner and co-founder of Singapore-based venture capital firm Cocoon Capital. Set-up alongside Will Klippgen in 2016, Cocoon adopts a hands-on, founder-first approach to early-stage investing. Before this Michael was an entrepreneur and since 2000 was a full-time angel investor who was named ‘UK Angel Investor of the Year 2015’, selected as one of the Maserati 100, and classified as a "Business Angel you should know".