Biography

Sian is an Operating Advisor at Monk’s Hill Ventures, a leading early-stage tech venture capital firm in Southeast Asia. He is experienced in business development, operations, and internationalization.


Dr. Tan Sian Wee is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Finaxar, a Singapore-based fintech startup that is reinventing business financing for small-and-medium enterprises. He was an early investor and pioneer of touch feedback for Immersion (NASDAQ: IMMR) with 10 patents. Immersion’s technology is today felt through over 3 billion game controllers, automotive, medical, mobile and peripheral systems. He later advised Primesense at start-up, which became Face ID for Apple in 2017 after Primesense was acquired. He later collaborated with the German Aerospace Center to commercialize advanced thermal storage solutions prior to joining Monk’s Hill Ventures. Sian focuses on opportunities that intersect both technology and business, beginning from the 1990s when he was in Silicon Valley.

Sian is also currently serving on the Pro-Enterprise Panel for Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry, the SME Committee for Technology, Innovation & Productivity at the Singapore Business Federation and is a Lead Mentor at the German Accelerator for Southeast Asia. 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.

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