While U.S. venture capital firms often shy away from emerging markets, Patamar Capital invests in companies serving low-income communities in South and Southeast Asia. As a Patamar co-founder, Beaudean Seil manages the firm’s expansion into new geographic markets and has led investments in eCommerce, fintech, job matching and healthcare companies. He also helped create the company’s Investing in Women Program, one of Southeast Asia’s first funds for gender-lens investing. On the fellowship, Seil will discuss the “future of work” with leaders in business, government and NGOs in Japan and Myanmar to gain insights for developing scalable workforce training / re-training solutions. He will communicate his learnings to thought leaders in Silicon Valley. Seil also hopes to explore the role migrant workers play in both economies to identify opportunities to develop technology tools that support the ethical recruitment, placement, and monitoring of employment conditions for migrant workers throughout Asia.