Our Team

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.

KAIROS ASEAN

“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.
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Managing Partner

Benedict Chong

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Managing Partner

Nicholas Koh

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Partner

Chan Chia Ler

Teammate
Principal

Vincent Wong

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Principal

Clarence Ong

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Principal

Mike Sun

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Principal

Tan Jie Hui

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Associate

Benedict Ng

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Darius Cheong

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Darius Teo

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Gordon Ng

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Ho Ban Shen

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Howe Lau

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Jarod Hong

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Jaryl Lim

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Justin Peh

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Keith Tan

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Mak Wei Zheng

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Marcus Wan

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Nathaniel Ling

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Noel Tan

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Rahul Paleja

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Richard Yap Tzi

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Ruiqing Xu

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Siao-Wei Chia

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Tee Zhi Zhang

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Wang Dong Yue

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Wong Xin Hui

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Yuan Khai Qi

Teammate
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Zhang Shenjia

Teammate
Analyst

Benjamin Koh

Investment Committee

Teammate
Former Managing Partner 20/21

Jerald Low

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Former Managing Partner 20/21

Theodora Boo

Teammate
Former Partner

Yong Hua Bing

Teammate
Managing Partner

Benedict Chong

Teammate
Managing Partner

Nicholas Koh

Teammate
Partner

Chan Chia Ler

Founding Partner, Protégé Ventures

Lujie Chen

Founding Partner, Protégé Ventures

Kumar Suppiah

Founding Partner, Protégé Ventures

Tomithy Too

Founding Partner, Protégé Ventures

Karan Adhikari

Board Director, IMDA

Shirley Wong

Managing Partner, TSR Partners

Victor Ng

Managing Partner, Amasia Fund

John Kim

Managing Partner, iGlobe Partners

Robert Chew

Chairman and CEO, Caprica International

Paul Bradley


Collaborating with the Best.We work with industry leaders to provide the best startup resources.

Funding Partners

Wavemaker Partners

Wavemaker Partners is an early stage VC headquartered in Singapore and Los Angeles. Since its founding in 2003, it has made more than 150 investments in internet, mobile and enterprise technology companies and has consistently delivered top quartile returns with companies like MindBody (NASDAQ: MB), DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DIGI) and Viagogo. Wavemaker Partners opened its Singapore office in 2012 and is led by entrepreneurs from the region who have built and exited companies. It now has more than 50 portfolio companies in the region including Luxola (acquired by LVMH), Pie (acquired by Google) and Art of Click (acquired by Xurpas). It is a member of the Draper Venture Network, the world’s leading venture capital collective with 10 funds spread across 4 continents.

Dr. Jeffrey Chi

Dr. Jeffrey Chi is Managing Director of Vickers Venture Partners and Vice Chairman (Asia Investments) at Vickers Capital Group.  Dr. Chi is concurrently Ambassador and the Former Chairman of the Singapore Venture Capital and Private Equity Association. His experience spans a variety of industries including information technology, financial services and healthcare. As a Founding member of its team, Dr Chi helped build Vickers Venture Partners to its current scale.

Strategic PartnersLegal Partner

Lee & Lee

Founded in 1955 by the late Minister Mentor Mr Lee Kuan Yew together with his wife Madam Kwa Geok Choo and brother Mr Lee Kim Yew, Lee & Lee is recognised by the Asia Pacific Legal 500 as one of the most well-regarded full-service law firms in Singapore. The firm has in recent years been actively advising startup companies in seed stage and VC stage funding round deals in Singapore. Some prominent startup companies that the firm has advised include Grab and Zimplistic.

Community Partners

AngelHub

AngelHub is Hong Kong’s first SFC licensed startup investment platform for professional investors and global startups raising growth capital. AngelHub democratises fundraising: By combining the professionalism of VCs, flexibility of Angel Investing and the power of key strategic partnerships, they make highly vetted global startups accessible to professional investors.
Ng Yi Ming

Batch 2017/18

Vijay Rajendran

Batch 2017/18

Jefrizal Zainal

Batch 2017/18

Lionell Loh

Batch 2017/18

Emily Heng

Batch 2017/18

Mitchell Tan Ming Kai

Batch 2018/19

Aloysius Ng

Batch 2018/19

Daniel Lam

Batch 2018/19

Sendi Heng

Batch 2017/18

Goh Wei Jiang

Batch 2017/18

John Ser

Batch 2017/18

Louis Wong

Batch 2017/18

Pascal Samsoon

Batch 2018/19

Febrin Low

Batch 2018/19

Aloysius Toh

Batch 2018/19

Darien Soh

Batch 2018/19

Tao Huang

Batch 2017/18

Ng Han Ying

Batch 2017/18

Justin Quek

Batch 2017/18

Amos Goh

Batch 2017/18

Theodora Boo

Batch 2018/19

Kelly Fong

Batch 2018/19

Badai Tanmizi

Batch 2018/19

Teng Yun Wei

Batch 2017/18

Grace Fun

Batch 2017/18

Kyle Tan

Batch 2017/18

Benjamin Aw

Batch 2017/18

Yong Hua Bing

Batch 2018/19

Khine Wai

Batch 2018/19

Bosen Xia

Batch 2018/19