046: Kineret Karin – 2 Successful Exits in Singapore
Introduction to Kineret Karin, Israel entrepreneur and co-founder of the ImpacTech accelerator
What makes the Singapore startup ecosystem special and what can we learn from the evolution of other global ecosystems like Israel?
Why would you want to continue working as a startup founder even after 2 successful exits?
Kineret Karin is an Israeli entrepreneur based in Singapore. Kineret made the move from working in the safe environment of pharmaceuticals to starting her own business in food retail with Yoav Elgrichi. Her initial iteration of Singapore Dine struggled to gain traction but after a significant pivot, the company grew rapidly. Singapore Dine was eventually acquired by Food Panda for undisclosed terms. Kineret says regardless of the money, she’d still want to be actively working on new projects and mentoring entrepreneurs. In this interview, Kineret discusses the journey of Singapore Dine from startup idea to successful exit, how she manages her busy day (despite being a full time mom of two teenage girls) and her passion for both social tech and running marathons.