About Us


“What if the world’s most influential leaders were friends 20 years ago, working together to tackle some of the biggest problems?”

Kairos ASEAN is a highly curated community of young entrepreneurial talents across Southeast Asia. As part of the global Kairos Society with supporters such as Bill Clinton, Richard Branson and Peter Diamandis, it challenges the next generation of entrepreneurs to solve big problems where governments and the industries have previously failed.

Launched in 2014, Kairos ASEAN has expanded to 6 countries with over 100 members and mentors. It offers a network of executives, strategic investors, advisors and fellow entrepreneurs to support young individuals who are building businesses and meaningful ventures that change the world. Regional initiatives such as the K360 Business Mission and Kairos Sharing Table offers members the opportunity to be connected both locally and beyond.


Singapore Management University

The Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship anchors the SMU Innovation and Entrepreneurship Area of Excellence. IIE is a practice-oriented institute that provides support for innovation and entrepreneurship related activities across all the schools at SMU. IIE activities range from events, competitions, networking sessions, workshops, training programmes, study missions and internships for entrepreneurs and budding entrepreneurs, as well as a full-fledged incubation programme which helps aspiring entrepreneurs take their ideas to market.

Our Advisors

Shirley Wong

Board member, IMDA

Robert Chew

Managing Partner,
iGlobe Partners

Managing Partner, TSR Partners

Victor Ng

Managing Partner,
TSR Partners

John Kim

Managing Partner,
Amasia Fund

Paul Bradley

Chairman and CEO,
Caprica International

Management Team


Lujie Chen

Head, Protege Ventures /

Vice-President, Kairos ASEAN

Kumar Suppiah

Investments, Protege Ventures

Karan Adhikari

Investments, Protege Ventures

Tomithy Too

Investments, Protege Ventures


Professor Wilton Chau

Curriculum Director, Protege Ventures/Chairman, Pan Asia Venture Development Platform

Shuo Yan Tan

Shuo Yan Tan

Manager, Education Programmes, SMU Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship


Jianggan Li

CEO, Momentum Works

Ian Goh

Managing Partner, 01VC

Jeremy Loh

Senior Vice President, DBS Venture Growth Partners

Deborah Lee

(Retired) Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, Singapore Press Holdings


Sherilyn Chia

Marketing, Protege Ventures

Amelia Chen

Community & Partnerships, SMU Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Ali Merchant

Marketing, Protege Ventures


Student Analysts

Amos Goh

Student VC

Benjamin Aw

Student VC

Emily Heng

Student VC

Goh Wei Jiang

Student VC

Grace Fun

Student VC

Huang Tao

Student VC

Jefrizal Zainal

Student VC

John Ser

Student VC

Justin Quek

Student VC

Kyle Tan

Student VC

Lionell Loh

Student VC

Louis Wong

Student VC

Ng Han Ying

Student VC

Ng Yi Ming

Student VC

Sendi Heng

Student VC

Teng Yun Wei

Student VC

Vijay Rajendran

Student VC