Insead Founders Pledge

INSEAD entrepreneurs come from a long tradition of leaders who inspire, innovate and activate the big ideas that change business for the better. Since our school's inception, the ripple effects of INSEAD's entrepreneurial spirit have been felt around the world.

With The Campaign for INSEAD: A Force for Good, we introduce the Founders Pledge: an opportunity for our entrepreneurs, investors and innovators to partner with INSEAD to amplify their success and join a global group of innovators affiliated with the school. Here’s how it works:

  • 1 Pledge

    You support INSEAD with your future success by signing a pledge to commit a portion of your unrealised proceeds.

  • 2 Join

    With the pledge, you join the Founders Society, an exclusive ecosystem of enterprising alumni, faculty and students.

  • 3 Donate

    When you or your company reaches a liquidity event, you determine the timing and designation of your gift to the school. INSEAD recognises you for the cash donation.

  • 4 Create Impact

    Through our shared success, you fortify INSEAD’s thought leadership. You embrace the entrepreneurial spirit that has guided our school since its founding and make a lasting impact for future generations.

Jagannathan Doraiswamy MBA'14J



"I believe the Founders Society can truly be a transformative society -- a force for good within INSEAD as INSEAD is within the world."



Jagannathan Doraiswamy MBA’14J


Co-Founder and Director, Tech Camilla

Our Members

Alain Cochenet MBA’05D

Founding Partner of Momentum Invest

Alexandre Paternotte MBA’13J

Portfolio Manager of Bowmark Capital

Ann Tan MBA’00D

Managing Director of Gspace Holdings

Dharmendra Yashovhardan MBA’05J

Co-founder of nurtr

Gopi Rangan MBA’07D

Founding & General Partner of Sure Ventures

Kamal Hassan MBA’93D

Partner of Loyal VC

Kanat Emiroglu MBA’99D

Managing Partner and Founder of Alares Ltd

Michael Kosic MBA’99D

Partner of Loyal VC

Richard Anton MBA’94J

General Partner of Oxx Ltd

Mike Davis MBA’10J

CTO and Co-founder of MPOWER Financing

Daniel Teper MBA’84J

Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Cytovia Therapeutics

Paul Ebert MBA'13J

Managing Director, Tabeo

Jagannathan Doraiswamy MBA'14J

Co-Founder & Director, Tech Camilla

Sean Xin Zhou MBA'16D

Founder & CEO, ATLAS AI

Vanessa Gao TIEMBA'09J

CEO & Co-Founder, The Jiangmen

Vincent Xu MBA'16D

Advisor, Sagacity Partners

Robin Pho EMBA'17Dec

CEO and Founder, Right People Renewable Energy

Benjamin Croc MBA'16J

Head of Finance Shared Services Center, CMA CGM

Jean-Elie Aron MBA'12J

CEO, LooksGoodAI

Hernan Gomez MBA'05D

Entrepreneur, Mylagro

Utkarsh Amitabh MBA'13D

Founder, Network Capital

Mohamed-Ali Baccar MBA'09J

Founder & CEO, Streeme

Founders Society
Founders Society
Founders Pledge donors will receive the following benefits and recognition:


At Pledge:

  • Advisory support form INSEAD Centre for Entrepreneurship, INSEAD alumni community
  • Founders Society Salamander pin
  • Listing in annual Donor’s Report and Campaign website
  • Social media coverage
  • VIP invitations to special events and global Founders Society networking events
  • Subscription to INSEAD Campaign Update

After Donation:

  • Founders Pledge Donor Wall
  • Salamander Award (at level of gift amount)
  • Other naming opportunities (at level of gift amount and purpose)

To take the pledge, Please contact:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +65 6407 7213

A leading global network of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and private equity investors

  • 9.89.8 billion raised
  • 9.8by 489 INSEAD entrepreneurs
  • 9.8from 439 companies
  • 50% of INSEAD MBA graduates run their own companies at some point during their careers
  • 4% of 2022 MBA graduates created their own company right after graduation
  • over 20 electives to develop entrepreneurial potential
  • 80% of MBA participants take at least one entrepreneurship elective
  • 60% take three electives or more
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