Peng T. Ong - Managing Partner
Peng was the co-founder and CTO of Match.com (acquired by IAC). After Match.com, he was the founder and CEO of Interwoven, which went public on NASDAQ and grew to a $10B market cap, before being acquired and is now part of HP. After Interwoven, Peng founded Encentuate (acquired by IBM). Most recently, Peng was a Partner at GSR Ventures, a leading VC in China. Peng has also served on many boards, including SingTel and YY.com. He is currently the Chairman of SolveEducation!. Peng earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois.
Michele Daoud - Principal
Michele was an early employee and Director at Udemy, the largest global online education marketplace where she lead content business development, strategy and creation based out of San Francisco. Prior to that Michele worked in Google's New Products & Services team in London overseeing display advertising platforms for Europe and North Africa. Michele was also a strategy consultant for telecom operators in the Middle East and Africa based out of Dubai. Michele has an MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business and a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Abel Velardi - Investment Analyst
Abel has been involved in a number of startups in Indonesia and most recently in the US. He served as a client partner and business operations analyst for Boston-based startup SpendLead (now known as Koble) where he worked on sourcing and procurement projects with large corporations, such as Oerlikon, SNCF, and AXA. Abel graduated from Boston University with a B.S. in Finance.
Kuo-Yi Lim - Managing Partner
Kuo-Yi was the CEO of Infocomm Investments, a $200M venture fund based in Singapore investing in technology startups globally. Prior to Infocomm, Kuo-Yi was a senior sales executive at Encentuate (acquired by IBM) and Reputation Technologies (acquired by Security Sources), and co-founder of SportsHook, a sports-focused SaaS platform. Kuo-Yi started his career at the Boston Consulting Group, working with clients in the automotive, telecom and financial services industries. Kuo-Yi graduated from MIT with B.S., M.S., and PhD degrees in electrical engineering.
Lucy Luo - Associate
Lucy used to work in corporate law and business development for tech companies in New Zealand. Prior to that, her experiences include co-founding an eco-friendly startup, and working with tech startups at an accelerator. Lucy graduated with double degrees in Law (Hons) and Finance from the University of Auckland, and spent time studying at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Peking University.
June Chen - Engagement Manager
June was a project manager, managing an engineering services company in Thailand where she led planning and executions of projects focusing on maximizing resource utilization and process efficiency. Earlier, June has worked in the investment banking industry primarily advising large corporate clients on IPOs, local and cross-border M&A transactions in Southeast Asia. June’s experience spans across multiple segments including consumer, real estate, telecommunication and energy sectors. June has an MBA from Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business and a bachelor's degree in finance from Thammasat University.
Andy is an entrepreneur and co-founded several technology companies in Indonesia. He has experience in leading a company from startup to IPO. Technology companies that he founded or co-founded include 2C2P Indonesia, CODE.ID, Care Technologies, Integrasi, LunchActually Indonesia and more. Andy is a drop-out of Electronic Engineering Satyawacana University.
Vihang is an entrepreneur, building startups around Big Data, Cloud and Mobile. He is currently the CTO of Dragon Wealth. Most recently he was driving technology at Crayon Data. Previously he founded Avagam (acquired by Crayon Data), was a consultant for Deloitte and a boutique strategy firm working across 2 continents and 5 cities. Vihang earned a B.S. (Hons) and M.S. from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur in Mathematics and Computer Science.
Jon has founded a number of companies in the US and Asia. Currently, he is the managing partner of Elev8tion Group, an innovation and product strategy consultancy. Previously, Jon held positions as Chief Product Officer at KODAKIT and RedMart. He first entered the Asian market as the founder of Perx in Singapore. Jon earned a B.S. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.
Sian W. Tan
Sian is a co-founder of Finaxar, a Monk’s Hill Ventures portfolio company that provides data-driven financing solutions for small businesses. His experience spans decades in commercializing technologies. He was an early investor and pioneer of touch feedback at Immersion (NASDAQ: IMMR, 10 patents). TouchSense is today felt through smartphones such as the LG V30, BMW’s iDrive, Sony’s PlayStation and millions of devices. He also developed the spinout program for the Fraunhofer Society, Europe’s largest contract research organization that created digital audio. He then went on to help a fledgling Primesense start up. Primesense is behind Apple’s FaceID for iPhone X and Microsoft’s Kinect. He also started Thermagine, an energy storage company. Sian holds a BSc in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Bristol, a M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. He was an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at the Kauffman Foundation.https://www.linkedin.com/in/sian-wee-tan-ph-d-5687375b
Justin is an entrepreneur, investor, and engineer who has played instrumental roles in four start-ups in Silicon Valley, Shanghai, and Vietnam. Most recently, he founded Asian-focused gaming company Aspect Gaming, where he raised more than $18 million in funding and lead it to become a leading supplier in the industry. Before that, Justin worked his way from engineering manager to China CEO of StarCite, which he helped transform from a dotcom consumer play into a thriving enterprise SaaS company, growing from zero to more than $50 million in revenue. Earlier in his career Justin managed engineers at Silicon Gaming and served as the founding software engineer of Maximum Information, one of the earliest internet acquisitions of the era. Justin studied computer engineering at the California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo.
Helen is a seasoned executive turned investor who has successfully taken a number of products from ideas on paper to multi-million dollar businesses. Helen was an early employee and one of the first product managers at both Akamai, a S&P 500 company and a pioneer of internet content delivery network (CDN), and at Charles River Development, a global leader in financial technology. Most recently she was a founding VP of Products at DataYes, a FinTech startup in China. Helen enjoys helping entrepreneurs hone in on their product strategy, optimize execution, and build sustaining businesses.
She holds degrees from MIT in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Niki is the founder and chairman of Kartuku, the leading independent payment infrastructure platform for Indonesia. Outside of Kartuku, Niki focuses his time on helping build the Indonesian entrepreneurial ecosystem with his engagement at Endeavor. Niki was selected as Indonesia's first Endeavor High Impact Entrepreneur in 2012, and was recently awarded Endeavor's Entrepreneur of the Year in 2015.Continuing his passion for fintech, Niki is determined to drive financial inclusion through developing a collaborative Fintech ecosystem in Indonesia. He currently serves as Chairman of the Indonesian FinTech Association.
Juha is an entrepreneur in the games business. Currently Juha is the General Manager at Nonstop Games, a King studio in Singapore. Previously Juha was the co-founder and CEO at Nonstop Games, leading the company through two funding rounds and launching of Heroes of Honor, world’s first mobile strategy game with a real-time map. Following the acquisition of Nonstop Games by King in August 2014, Juha continues to manage the studio based in Singapore. Juha is also an angel investor in several games and mobile startups. Juha studied in Helsinki University of Technology.
Linus is currently Head of Data Science at Twitter Singapore, where his team drives insights to help accelerate user growth for Twitter across its key markets. He has been with Twitter since 2012, when he joined its San Francisco headquarters as one of its first data scientists. At Twitter, he has built and led different data science teams serving various functions.Prior to that, Linus was an algorithmic trader at Gray Whale Capital, specializing in statistical arbitrage strategies for trading derivatives. He graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelors degree in Physics and Masters degree in Statistics.
Tom has started and run numerous technology startups together which have raised $180M+ across 20+ rounds of fundraising from the likes of Sequoia Capital, Goldman Sachs, JAFCO, SV Angels, SingTel Innov8, etc. Currently running Bubbly, a leading mobile social media company with 40M+ users. Prior to running Bubbly, he led the Mobile Business at BEA Systems, an infrastructure software company acquired by Oracle for $8.5B. Before BEA, Tom helped start 5 different companies in Silicon Valley – ranging from another Internet company, Bang Networks, backed by Sequoia and Marc Andreessen, to the high-end audio manufacturer, California Audio Technology. Tom holds a B.S. from University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar.