Biography

Kuo-Yi is the Co-founder and Managing Partner at Monk’s Hill Ventures, a leading early-stage venture capital firm in Southeast Asia. He is based in Singapore and is a board member of Ninja Van, Padlet, KKday, Horangi, GoGet, Hypefast, Upmesh and UrbanMetry.

In the early 2000’s, Kuo-Yi was an early employee of Encentuate, an identity and access management software startup (acquired by IBM) and Reputation Technologies, a supplier relationship management software startup (acquired by Security Sources). In 2008, he co-Founded SportsHook, a social networking and event management SaaS startup for the sports community.

Prior to Monk’s Hill Ventures, Kuo-Yi was CEO of Infocomm Investments, a $200M venture fund based in Singapore investing in technology startups globally. At Infocomm Investments, Kuo-Yi led investments in Twilio (NYSE:TWLO), Quid, etc. Kuo-Yi serves as a board member of the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and Health Promotion Board (HPB) in Singapore. He is also on the board of the Singapore Venture and Private Capital Association (SVCA) and a member of the Technology Council at the Global Private Capital Association (GPCA).

Kuo-Yi graduated from MIT with bachelor’s, master's and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering. His doctoral thesis is in the area of nanophotonics, specifically in the design, fabrication and characterization of photonic crystal devices. He started his career as a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group in Boston, MA.