Singapore, February 12, 2018 - We are pleased to welcome Mohd Ridzwan (Reez) Nordin as Venture Partner of Monk’s Hill Ventures. Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Reez joins Monk’s Hill Ventures’ localised and diversified team of investment professionals who are stationed across all gateway cities in Southeast Asia.
Reez will be assisting our portfolio companies by growing their businesses, hiring great talents and expanding their presence in more geographies. In addition to sourcing potential deals in his areas of interest which include Enterprise Software, FinTech, EdTech and Business to Consumer (B2C) businesses, Reez plans to spend more time connecting with all the various players in the technology ecosystems in the region. “There is much to learn from each other, with a myriad of opportunities to contribute to each other’s growth while at the same time seeking out areas of potential partnership to further grow the regional ecosystem,” he commented.
Most recently, Reez was part of the technology investment team at Khazanah Nasional, Malaysia’s strategic investment fund, which focuses on investing in startups in the Enterprise Software space and fund investments across the globe. He has led several initiatives to nurture and unearth entrepreneurial talents within corporates and the public at large through angel matching funding and pre-accelerator programs. Reez developed an interest in entrepreneurship when he took his MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management and co-founded Kaymbu in Boston, a leading family engagement and classroom documentation tool for early education programs. Prior to that, Reez was with iPerintis, helping Petronas embark on its e-learning initiative across the company. He began his career in KPMG Consulting in New York City, helping clients optimize their technology infrastructure.
Looking to the future, Reez’s aspirational goal is to help nurture world-class entrepreneurs from Southeast Asia who can become role models for future generations of entrepreneurs. “This aligns with Monk’s Hill Ventures’ vision to build Southeast Asian globals, to build global companies with roots in Southeast Asia. This shared vision, along with his wealth of knowledge in tech startups and investments, is why Reez is a great addition to our team,” shared Managing Partner, Peng T. Ong.