"It is very exciting to mentor them all!" —Low Yeng Seng
Head Coach, SPH Plug and Play
Tak Lo is creating startup leaders in Asia. He is a Director at R/GA Ventures Asia and a Venture Partner at Mind Fund, an early stage fund. He's an advisor for the Estonian eResidency and Tech City Upscale Programs.
Editor-in-Chief, English & Malay Newspapers, SPH
Patrick was appointed Editor-in-Chief of the English & Malay Newspapers Division of SPH in January 2007. Prior to this, he was Managing Editor of the division from September 2002, and Editor of The Business Times from May 1992. Patrick is a director of SPH Magazines, SPH UnionWorks and Tamil Murasu Ltd, and also chairs two SPH subsidiaries - Straits Times Press and Shareinvestor.com Holdings.
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CEO, SPH Magazines
Low Yew Seng joined SPH in July 2001 and was Vice-President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer for the magazines business group before his current appointment. Mr Loh began his career in 1994 with Arthur Andersen and held notable corporate finance and financial analyst positions in Banque International à Luxembourg, Van der Horst Limited and Visa International.
Senior Vice President & Head - Strategic Marketing at Singapore Press Holdings
Geoff has spoken at major marketing & publishing conferences around the world, writes a regular blog for the International News Media Association, and was conferred in 2011 the PANPA [Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers’ Association] Marketer of the Year Award for outstanding performance in marketing for a newspaper publishing company.
Managing Director of New Media, SPH Magazines
Joseph Lee spearheads the Group’s overall digital growth, including the expansion of SPHM’s existing online properties and launching of new ones. These include the award-winning Hardwarezone.com and HerWorldPLUS. Joseph was formerly the VP of SPH Corporate Development division.
Senior Vice President & Head, SPH Digital at Singapore Press Holdings
Julian spearheads SPH’s strategy and growth in the digital space as the Head of its Digital Division. He was previously CEO of 701Search Pte Ltd and grew the business from a start-up in a single location to a regional company with a strong footprint in the region, in a span of 7 years.
VP and Head of Business Development - Strategic Marketing, SPH
Johnson Goh was named Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers' Association (PANPA) 2014 Marketer of the Year. He previously headed SPH Online Classifieds business, a Senior Executive at Media Corporation of Singapore and Singapore Yellow Pages.
Head, Digital Technology at Singapore Press Holdings
Liang Moung oversees the technical development and support of various digital initiatives including News websites, mobile apps and online classfifieds services. Prior to joining SPH, Liang Moung was at Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) of Singapore.
Head, Customer Service at SPH
Ms. Amy Ho has been Customer Service Head at Singapore Press Holdings Limited since January 2014. Previously, Ms. Ho served as the head of International Sales at Singapore Press Holdings Limited.
Chan Kam Man Mable
Executive Vice President, Human Resources & Administration at SPH
Mable currently serves as an Executive Vice-President of Human Resources, Administration & Times Properties at Singapore Press Holdings Ltd., since September 14, 2013 and served as its Senior Vice President of Human Resource Division since June 1, 2006.
Ang Hoe Kiat
Head, Ad Operations & Creative, SPH Digital Division
Ang Hoe Kiat is currently the Head of Ad Operations & Creative in SPH Digital Division. He is involved in project management, setting up of operational processes and is familiar with EDM solutions, Google Analytics and Apps for Business.
Vice President Investments at SBI Holdings
Abhinav Goswami is currently a Vice President at SBI Ven Capital in Singapore. He has more than 13 years of global experience in Investments, Financial services and Information technology. His experience includes working with matured financial service organization, global technology organizations and Young startups across Asia pacific, Europe and North America.
Technopreneur and Investor
He currently is the Co-Founder & CEO for Neeuro and holds technical advisory roles in several startups. At the same time, Alvin is a mentor with incubator TNF Ventures. Alvin continually looks out for new technologies, ideas and innovation to turn them into business opportunities. His passion is to merge business ideas and technologies, to turn them into successful products.
Founder, Growth Hacking Asia
Anna is a passionate serial entrepreneur with a strong background in Digital Marketing, Analytics and Growth Hacking. She worked with Rocket Internet and Team Europe Ventures, two leading global venture builders, to set up and maintain the complete range of digital marketing and business intelligence activities for some of their ventures.
Director of Special Projects, 500 startups
Prior to 500 Startups, Arnaud was part of INSEAD where he was responsible for facilitating interactions between students/alumni and the Entrepreneurship ecosystem as well as responsible for the Social Impact and Tech ecosystem across the Asia-Pacific region. Arnaud also acts as an angel investor with a focus on Internet, Enterprise Software, Mobile, Consumer & B2B. He has invested in Healint, Krak and Garuda Robotics.
Founder of ALPHA Camp
Bernard, founder of ALPHA Camp, is a business leader with diverse experience as an engineer, management consultant, and product guy. He is an active mentor at numerous startup incubators / venture fund, including TMI Holding (TW), Blueprint (HK) and MIT-Chief (US). He has deep experience in the ad tech industry, most recently as Head of Product at iClick Interactive, which have raised over USD 80M funding. Bernard's experience in ad tech also includes Board of Advisor at Turn, and Regional Director at Yahoo!, managing their Ad Exchange and Display network businesses.
Senior Executive Director
Ms. Carmen Yuen joined Vertex Ventures Singapore office in 2014. Her focus is in Singapore and Southeast Asia. Carmen has served many years in Singapore’s government-backed venture capital initiatives including EDB Investments and Spring SEEDS Capital where she worked closely with many start-up companies in Singapore.
Branding & Ecommerce Advisor
Based between London and Singapore, Chiara is an Italian and English-speaking fashion & design professional with a deep understanding of and experience in branding, positioning and e-commerce for small and medium brands in fashion and homewares.
Choong Tuck Oon
Director, NTUC Income
Mr Choong currently serves as independent non-executive director on the boards of NTUC Income and Financial Institutions Directors Education Forum. He had also served on boards of RHB Bank, RHB Islamic Bank, RHB Private Equity, OSK Indochina Bank and OSK Indochina Securities. Mr Choong was previously a Senior Partner in Accenture's Asia-Pacific Financial Services practice where he consulted with global, regional and domestic banks and insurers in the area of business transformation, IT strategies, core systems, e-commerce, national payments and M&A.
Managing Partner, Tri5 Ventures
Christopher Quek is an evangelist in the Singapore startup community, with a vision of creating a vibrant startup ecosystem in Singapore. He runs Tri5 Ventures, a seed-level venture fund, which invests in Singapore-based startups expanding into the regional ASEAN market. Since 2012, he has been director of Angels Gate Advisory (AGA), a probono community incubator which supports entrepreneurs.
Founder and CEO, Acre White
Daniel Seal is the Founder & CEO of AcreWhite, which curates a community of startups, growth stage companies, investors and corporates from high growth digital ecosystems around the world. Daniel was previously Chief Executive of UK Israel Business, which under his leadership turned it from a dormancy into one the largest business networking organisations in Europe.
Managing Partner at Golden Equator Capital
Daren Tan is a Startupbootcamp FinTech Singapore Mentor. He currently oversees deal flow investments into technology and innovation as well as emerging companies. He has more than 15 years of hands-on operational experience working with MNCs such as Nikon, eBay, Element14 and DayMen – where he worked collaboratively with regional partners and senior leaders to drive sales, operations and go-to-market strategies, managing both top-line and market expansion in the Asia Pacific, Middle East region.
Technopreneur, Founder of Tech Storm
Lee is one of Asia’s top media and start-up minds who founded Tech Storm, a Next Generation Media company that brings the public closer to digital lifestyle, cutting edge innovation trends and a champion of entrepreneurs and their stories. She is a two-time entrepreneur, an accomplished international media strategist with 15 years’ deep domain expertise in covering 13 Asia Pacific markets and technology companies.
Director of Marketing APAC, SurveyMonkey
Eli Schwartz is the Director of Marketing, APAC for SurveyMonkey, the world’s largest online survey platform. He oversees SurveyMonkey’s marketing efforts in the Asia Pacific region. In addition, he leads the company’s global SEO efforts and strategies across 17 languages. SurveyMonkey serves over 25 million customers worldwide, including 99% of the Fortune 500, and collects over 3 million online survey responses daily.
Corporate Development Manager, Capitaland
Ervin is currently driving Innovation Culture and Digital initiatives across the CapitaLand Group, with prior experience in Corporate Finance & Treasury, Strategic Planning and Real Estate Operations.
Head of Global Operations at GoGoVan
Eugene Lee is the Head of Global Operations of GoGoVan, Asia's leading on-demand logistic, transportation service provider. He has experience in Strategic planning and execution, people and team development, management and financial management.
Co-founder at imSold!
Haywood undertake P&L responsibility for new startup business at 701Search ("intrepreneurial" general manager overseeing marketing, tech, design, data, customer service functions). He previously led mobile apps products (marketing, UX, tech teams) as part of Mudah.my's senior management team.
Hsien Hui Tong
Investment Director, Infocomm Investments Pte Ltd
Before joining Infocomm Investments, Hsien was a managing partner of Wassax Ventures, a Series A stage investment firm specializing in the following sectors: Energy Storage, Virtual/Augmented Reality, Biotech.
Managing Partner, Quest Ventures
James Tan is managing partner of Quest Ventures, China's leading venture fund for technology companies. Prior to this, James was COO of Jetbay, a venture-backed, Silicon Valley company that is the world's largest travel research and booking platform for China; and co-founder and COO of 55tuan (NASDAQ: WOWO), one of China's largest ecommerce companies with an annual transaction volume near $1 billion.
CEO of Starcom Mediavest Group
Jeffery Seah is the CEO of Starcom MediaVest Group, South-East Asia, since 2009. Starcom MediaVest Group is among the largest media networks in the world and a part of France’s Publicis Groupe, the third-largest communications group globally.
General Partner, Extream Ventures
Prior 15 years in corporate & institutional banking in account management, product management and, payment and cash management roles. Jeff is presently involved with Venture Capital investing in technology start-ups, while concurrently provides Management Consulting services to companies on market entry strategy, solution selling programs, as well as organizational and leadership development programs.
Strategic Director at SG Carmart
Joel is an all-round marketer and business manager with solid grounding in finance and marketing thanks to General Electric as an Alma Mater. He is an entrepreneur with a successful track record in digital and data-driven marketing; has deep knowledge and widespread network in the digital marketing services industry and internet based software.
Managing Partner, 1823 Ventures
Kevin is a FIG investment banker turned FinTech entrepreneur and start-up mentor / investor, and constantly on the look out for disruptive technologies and execution-focused entrepreneurs. He specializes in the fields of start-up mentorship, venture capital, angel investment, peer-to-peer lending, M&A, buy-outs, IPOs, capital markets, financial institutions etc.
Investment Manager, Majuven
As part of a venture capital firm, Khairu's role in Majuven includes fundstucturing, fundraising, dealflow origination and portfolio management. For 7 years at the Nanyang Technopreneurship Center, Khairu was the architect of Ideasinc, a technology startup accelerator program gaining recognition as a national platform developing young entrepreneurs with a strong emphasis on technology. Within that period, Ideasinc mentored and funded more than 60 Singapore-based startups.
Group President at HappyFresh
Kiyan is a serial entrepreneur & C-level internet executive, operator, investor and advisor with over 12 years of experience and particular expertise in the Technology, E-commerce, mobile sectors and their intersection.
Leung Pui Yan
Associate Director at Singtel Innov8 Ventures
Pui Yan is the Associate Director (Investments) of Innov8, Singtel’s corporate venture arm, and brings with her more than 11 years of experience in the telecommunications sector. During her tenure at Singtel, Pui Yan has also held multiple consumer and enterprise facing functions across various domains including Pay TV, mobile video, digital content and media, as well as advertising.
ASEAN Lead, IBM Global Entrepreneurship Program
Lucas is currently responsible for the IBM SoftLayer Catalyst Startup Program in SEA/APAC, working with Startups, Venture Capitalists, Angels, Accelerators, Incubators, Governments, Co-working spaces in the region, focus on helping startups to accelerate their growth using IBM SoftLayer.
Venture Partner, Golden Gate Ventures
In 2007, Michael founded his own venture fund focused on Dutch SME’s before joining Golden Gate Ventures as a venture partner. Michael has had various positions on a societal and administrative level as a result of which he has been able to build an extensive international network. Michael is a former vice chairman of the Economic Development Board Rotterdam and studied Financial Analysis for Business Valuation, and Private Equity and Venture Capital at Harvard Business School.
Co-Founder & CEO at POPxo.com
Namrata Bostrom is the co-founder & CEO at POPxo.com, a dynamic digital media startup and India’s fastest growing fashion, beauty and lifestyle website for women, with over 3 million loyal and engaged readers per month. She has 3 years experience working in Boston Consultancy Group for global clients across Financial Services, Retail & Consumer Goods, and Utilities.
CEO APAC, Mirum Agency
Nanda Ivens is the Asia Pacific CEO and Regional Director at Mirum. Prior to Mirum, Nanda was CEO of XM Gravity, one of the 11 agencies that merged to form Mirum. During his time at XM Gravity, the agency won numerous awards from shows such as Citra Pariwara, Indonesia’s local version of Cannes, and was named Campaign Asia’s Indonesian Digital Agency of the year in 2013 (Bronze) and 2014 (Gold).
Head ‘Center-of-Competence’ Retail & Aftersales at Diamler South East Asia
Patricia is passionate Information Technology Senior Manager with 22 years of experience who thrives in an entrepreneurial atmosphere with aggressive growth targets. She has extensive amount of experience in Engineering, Marketing and IT I developed exemplary teams, partnerships and relations across the globe with a distinguished methodical, motivated and creative approach.
Phey Teck Moh
CEO, Xpanasia Pte Ltd
Phey Teck Moh is the Chairman of Xpanasia Pte Ltd, a investment and advisory company specializing in Telecommunications and Information Technology companies in Asia Pacific. Phey is also currently an Independent Director of Caledonian Investments, Sensear Pte Ltd and Rainmaker Labs Pte Ltd.
Investor, Entrepreneur, and Helper of technology startups
Raymond Choong has over 26 years of experience in investment, finance, operational, Telco-OTT, E-commerce and stars-up fields. He has been working for a leading middle eastern telecom group and also with one of the Temasek-linked companies for the last 15 years, managing the company’s cross-border investments and overseeing the strategic investments for the group.
CEO & Founder of Clozette
Roger Yuen, CEO & Founder of Clozette – a fashion social network that leverages crowdsourcing to discover fashion, finds and deals has just joined Crowdsourcing Week as the senior advisor. Prior to founding Clozette, Roger held senior executive management positions with SOFTBANK Forums, Ziff-Davis and CNet Networks, heading its operations in Asia Pacific.
Director - Emerging Partner Program, ASEAN at Amazon Web Services
Over 20+ years of leadership experience in sales, business development, strategic partner development, strategy and operations across Internet, Cloud Computing, Media, Mobile, Finance Industries and Startups. Her work experience spans across Asia, Europe, US, Middle East and Latin America. Lived in Asia, England and Africa and have the cross-cultural experience to scale businesses regionally and internationally.
Teik Guan Tan
Mentor-in-Residence at Infocomm Investments Pte Ltd
Teik Guan Tan has experience in the niche area of cryptographic security design and integration, having implemented numerous successful projects and poducts such as CAs, smartcards (Javacard), HSMs, Authentication Servers, for banks, government agencies and enterprises. He has also led DS3 for over a decade through organic growth to Series A to eventually being acquired by a MNC.
Creative Director, DDB Group Singapore
Tony have been a digital creative specialising in User Experience, Interaction and User Centric design for 15 years. He is currently heading the design and experience team in Mirum after building his career in DDB Worldwide, Possible Worldwide, XM-Asia (Kuala Lumpur) and OgilvyOne Worldwide working on accounts like StarHub.
Group Head of Partnership and Marketing, helloPay SEA
Currently the Group Head of Partnerships & Marketing for HelloPay, Varun has received recognition from Google, Oracle, GE and Hewlett Packard for his contribution towards open source software and research projects. He also has six international research publication under aegis of organizations like IEEE and Cambridge University and has served as reviewer in over hundred IEEE conferences.
Chief Data Officer at Dentsu Aegis Network Asia Pacific
Vikram Bansal has over 21 years’ experience, most recently as Head of Services for Dentsu Aegis Network Singapore and before that as CEO ZenithOptimedia Singapore. As Head of Services he was instrumental in integrating digital, analytics and media services.
Partner, 500 Startups
Vishal Harnal is a Partner at 500 Startups, a global venture capital firm and accelerator based in Silicon Valley with US$250M under management. 500 Startups is the world's most active earlystage investors with a portfolio of over 1,500 companies across 50 countries. Prior to joining 500, Vishal was a lawyer at AsiaPacific’s top firm Drew & Napier practicing dispute resolution in legal maven Davinder Singh’s team.
CEO, Apps Foundry
Willson Cuaca is co-founder and managing partner of East Ventures, an early stage investment fund focus on consumer Internet, mobile and SaaS. East Ventures started investing in Indonesia in year 2010 when no one believes in Indonesia's consumer Internet potential. Willson also sits on advisory board of Code4Nation.id, a grass root developer movement to help Indonesia government solve problem through various hackathon.
Managing Partner at Plug & Play Ventures
Alireza Masrour manages 100+ Plug & Play Ventures / Amidzad Partners Portfolio Companies. He has had a one-to-one session with over 4500 Startups and reviewed over 19,000 startups since 2008.
Co-Founder & VP Operations, Plug and Play Tech Center
Jojo Flores has built a community of 300+ tech startups, 500+ angel investors, 170+ VC investors, 100+ large tech corporations and service partners, 50+ domestic and international universities, and numerous experts in various technology fields. Since inception, Plug and Play startups have been able to raise in excess of $750 million.
Founder & Director at Plug and Play FinTech
Scott Robinson has invested in early stage startups, including 37coins, Bitwage, Blockscore, ChangeTip, Pavilion, Purse.IO and SFOX. He finds, funds, optimizes and expedites startups' approach to market while connecting the teams to top-tier investors and Fortune 500 companies.
Co-founder & CEO, ShareInvestor Pte Ltd
Mr. Lee has expanded ShareInvestor's businesses across the region in the area of online investor communication, financial market data tools, media advertising and information technology services for the past 8 years. He was previously the country manager (public sector) of IBM Singapore.
Jackie Lee gives the overall strategic direction of clickTRUE and drives clickTRUE's expansion plans into the Asia Pacific region forward. He also founded Hardware Zone, the No.1 Technology Portal in Singapore, and HWM, the No. 1 Technology Magazine in the Southeast Asia region.
Partner, Wavemaker Pacific
Dennis Goh has grown HungryGoWhere's (HGW) traffic to 1 million unique monthly visitors by 2012. He then sold HGW to Singtel for S$12 million. Subsequently, he joined the Singtel Group to spearhead its international digital media expansion, starting up and creating new digital assets across the Asia-Pacific, before joining Wavemaker VC in October 2014.
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Chief Operating Officer, ShareInvestor Pte Ltd.
He conceptualised and implemented the Information Technology architecture needed to support the entire ShareInvestor business. Apart from managing the day-to-day IT operations, he actively looks at all emerging technologies in the financial internet media industry. He heads the team of programmers and web developers who maintain, develop and enhance all the applications within ShareInvestor.
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Managing Partner, Wavemaker Partners
Paul Santos is an experienced entrepreneur and early-stage investor. He has co-founded 6 companies across different industries and exited three times. He currently invests in 30+ startups and leads the Asian office of Wavemaker Partners, an early-stage, cross-border venture capital firm that backs Internet, Mobile and Enterprise technology startups primarily in Southern California and Southeast Asia.
Managing Partner at IncuVest Pte Ltd
Ronnie has 20+ years in consulting, startups, angel investment, financial services, government, telco and technology. Ronnie was the founder of PlaNET Technology Solutions, a software and solutions company, which was eventually sold to Singapore-listed Datacraft Asia.
Advisory Board at Sand Hill Angels
Tom Chiu is an angel investor/Venture Partner/advisor/mentor. He is a mentor at SparkLabs, PlugAndPlay, Stanford GSB, Carnegie Mellon University, UC Berkeley CET and Santa Clara University Entrepreneurship Program. He has 20+ years of experience at startups, medium, and large corporations. Moreover, he has extensive experience in IoT, mobile, commerce, O2O, cloud, consumer electronics and embedded software.
Partner at Monk's Hill Ventures
Lim Kuo-Yi was most recently the CEO of Infocomm Investments, a $200M venture fund based in Singapore investing in technology startups globally. At Infocomm Investments, Kuo-Yi led investments in Twilio, Dataxu, Reebonz, Quid, Gengo, DS3 and other leading startups. Kuo-Yi graduated from MIT with the bachelor, master's and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering.
Partner at Formation 8
Mun-Yew Wong manages private equity investments in Technology, Energy and Healthcare, specializing in operations and business development in the healthcare industry. His passion lies in building great companies to transform global industries and investing in transformational technologies.
Chairman at Skyvest Int't Ltd, Founder of Co-Foundry
Michael Yap was the Deputy CEO at Media Development Authority (MDA), the national agency with overall responsibility for regulating and development of media sector in Singapore. Concurrently, he is the Executive Director of the national Interactive Digital Media (IDM) Programme Office, which has the charter for growing a new media industry fuelled by R&D and innovation.
Entrepreneur in Residence at Google
Steve Chen was the co-founder and chief technology officer of YouTube. Steve arrived in Silicon Valley in 1999 to join PayPal. On his first day at PayPal, Steve met Chad Hurley, who would become his YouTube co-founder, together with Jawed Karim. Steve was instrumental in building YouTube into a viral video phenomenon. He helped lead YouTube through the Google acquisition for $1.65 billion, less than a year after launching the site.
pang heng soon
General Manager at Infocomm Investments Pte Ltd
Pang Heng Soon has been General Manager at Infocomm Investments since 2008, heavily involved in investment-led efforts that target promising ICT companies as well as supporting the development of a start-up eco-system in Singapore. Prior to joining Infocomm Investments, he was active in a business development role in the area semiconductor manufacturing equipment, and had also spent years in venture investment in Singapore and in the United States.
Founder & CEO of The Splice Newsroom, Co-founder of the Online News Association in Singapore
Alan Soon is Asia's leading expert on newsroom operations, digital transformation and the business of media. He is the Founder & CEO of The Splice Newsroom, an editorial consultancy that builds, develops and transforms newsrooms. He also advises early-stage media startups. In his last position, Alan led one of the largest digital news teams in the industry as Yahoo’s Managing Editor for India and Southeast Asia. He is also a co-founder of the Online News Association in Singapore.
Koh Soo Boon
Founding and Managing Partner at iGlobe Partners
Soo Boon has over 30 years of global experience in finance and venture capital investing and brings this valuable expertise to each and every investment. She founded iGlobe Partners in 1999, in which the fund sponsor is the Economic Development Board (EDB) of Singapore, the pre-eminent statutory board responsible for enhancing Singapore's global economic and business position. In July 2010, she established a S$20 million iGlobe Platinum Fund Ltd to invest in early to mid-growth technology companies based in Silicon Valley and Singapore.
Entrepreneur, Investor, Advisor
Justin is a commercially minded technologist with extensive start-up experience in fundraising, business cases, market analysis, recruitment, product development and marketing, supplier evaluation and selection, and operations management. He co-founded several companies including Cannondale Painters, Splash Plastic and Barrelhouse Music before joining Incuvest Pte Ltd as a partner.
General Partner, KK Fund
Kuan Hsu started his career with McKinsey & Co. in the US, then focused on supply chain management in the US and China. He obtained an MBA/MA joint degree from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School and became an investment banker in the US with Goldman Sachs. Kuan subsequently moved to Singapore, executing private equity deals at Temasek Holdings prior to becoming a venture capitalist responsible for GREE Ventures' Southeast Asian operations.