Miguel Encarnacion heads the financing and investments team in Novel Capital, a multi-family office with headquarters in Manila, Philippines. After spending his early career in Corporate Banking, he co-founded a (board) game design studio, which quickly led him down the path of venture capital. In 2013, he joined Novel and led the foray into private equity, venture capital, and advisory while growing the portfolio from 10 to 50 companies. Since June 2017, he has been based in Germany to source for, invests in and advises European technology startups looking to expand to Southeast Asia.