Our team has presence in Southeast Asia with local knowledge on the region.
Peng T. Ong - Managing Partner
Peng was the co-founder of Electric Classifieds. After Electric Classifieds, he was the founder and CEO of Interwoven, which went public on NASDAQ and grew to a $10B market cap. After Interwoven, Peng also founded Encentuate. The three businesses he started now generate annual revenues that total more than US$1 billion. Most recently, Peng was a Partner at GSR Ventures, a leading VC in China. Peng has also served on many boards, including SingTel, YY.com, and IMDA. He is currently the Chairman of SolveEducation! and a board member of the International Advisory Board for the University of Texas at Austin. 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.
Reez Nordin - Partner
Reez was part of the technology investment team at Khazanah Nasional, Malaysia’s strategic investment fund, focusing on startups in the Enterprise Software space, as well as fund investments across the globe. Closer to home, he led several initiatives to nurture and unearth entrepreneurial talents within corporates and the public at large through angel matching funding and pre-accelerator programs.
Prior to Khazanah Nasional, Reez had stints 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.
Reez holds a Bachelor and a Masters degree in Information Systems from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management. It was at MIT where he dabbled into entrepreneurship by co-founding a startup called Kaymbu.
June Chen - Associate
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.
Yee Hoong Chow - Investment Analyst
Yee Hoong was most recently founder of Custom Tribe, an online algorithmic custom shirt startup where he built the operations, marketing, and tech functions over two years. Prior to that he was with Xeraya Capital covering medtech in oncology, cardiovascular, and chronic care, and invested in radiotherapy (US) and blood technology (APAC) startups.
Yee Hoong started his career with A.T. Kearney, working with clients in FMCG and financial institutions. Yee Hoong graduated from Northwestern University in chemical & biological engineering, and the Kellogg School of Management Undergraduate Program. His research focused on oncofertility and computational molecular energetics.
Jason Pard - Investment AnalystJason graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. He studied Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Business and was President of Illini EcoConcept, an organization that designs and builds a hydrogen - fueled concept car. He has had prior experience in Gojek and Brake Parts Inc. His past achievements include winning a hackathon for designing a sustainable food truck and being first in an investment simulation challenge.https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonpardliew/
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. Notable investments include Twilio (NYSE:TWLO), Reebonz and Gengo etc.
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., E.E., and PhD degrees in electrical engineering, with focus on nanophotonics.
Michele Daoud - Principal
Michele has a decade of experience in technology and operations, having worked in Silicon Valley, Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.She was an early employee and Director at Udemy in San Francisco where she led content acquisition and strategy and helped grow Udemy into the largest online education marketplace. Prior to that she worked at Google on new products & services overseeing display advertising platforms for Europe and North Africa. She was also a strategy consultant for telecom operators in the Middle East and Africa with Oliver Wyman.Michele is a Mechanical Engineer by training and has an MBA from Stanford University.
Marino Liauw - Associate
Marino was an Operations and Logistics Manager at Uber in Indonesia. He launched the motorbike product in 2016 and then most recently led an analytics team providing insights to global product managers. He began his career as an intern in the United States writing Python to automate regular reports and performed due diligence for investments. He then joined a private equity firm in Indonesia specialising in airline, mining, and steel manufacturing industries.
Marino holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial and System Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.
RJ Balmater - Investment Analyst
RJ was previously a consultant at Balmater Consulting Company, where he led a small team to advise family-owned SME's in Indonesia. Prior to that, he was a financial analyst at Fortman Cline Capital Markets in Manila focusing on local sell-side deals in the region. RJ holds a bachelor's degree in finance from California State University of Fullerton (CSUF).
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.
Juha is an entrepreneur in the games business.
Most recently, Juha was the General Manager at Nonstop Games, a King studio in Singapore. Prior to that, 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.
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.
Helen is the vice president of product management at Alation. As an entrepreneur, investor and experienced product management executive, she implicitly understands what it takes to create category leading products and enduring companies. Helen has nearly two decades of success in conceiving and managing innovative world class products. She was the founding vice president of products at DataYes, one of KPMG’s 50 leading Fintech companies operating in China, and one of the first product managers at Akamai, a S&P 500 company, and Charles River Development, a global leader in financial technology.
She holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.
Christopher AwChristopher is the founder of two3six, a company focused on the nexus of operations, technology, and analytics. In the US Air Force, Chris worked across IT and intelligence disciplines from the tactical level through to Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence.
He also currently advises and supports governments, startups, and investment firms in the areas of operations, technology, and cyber security.
Chris graduated from the University of Washington with a business degree in Information Systems, Bowie State University with a Master of Science in Information Systems, as well as the University of Maryland with an MBA.
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.
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.
Sian was an early investor and pioneer of touch feedback for Immersion (NASDAQ: IMMR, 10 patents). Immersion’s technology is today felt through 3 billion game controllers, automotive, medical, mobile and peripheral systems. He then advised Primesense at start-up, which led to Face ID for Apple after their acquisition. He later founded Thermagine, providers of advanced energy storage solutions. 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.
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 International Operations at Houzz, the $4B+ Sequoia-backed startup in Silicon Valley that is the global leader in the online home industry space. Prior to Houzz, Tom was the CEO of Bubbly, a leading mobile social media company with 40M+ users. Before that, he led the Mobile Business at BEA Systems, an infrastructure software company acquired by Oracle for $8.5B. And 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.
Jon has founded a number of companies in the US and Asia. Currently, he is the head of strategic partnership for the Next Billion Users group at Google.
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.
Linus is currently working on his own startup in the AI space. He was previously Head of Data Science at Twitter Singapore, where his team drives insights to help accelerate user growth for Twitter across its key markets. He was with Twitter since it's pre-IPO days, 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.
Vihang is an entrepreneur, building startups around Big Data, Cloud and Mobile. He is currently the cofounder of Finaxar, a Monk’s Hill Ventures portfolio company that provides data-driven financing solutions for small businesses..
Most recently, Vihang was the CTO of Dragon Wealth. Before Dragon Wealth, he was driving technology at Crayon Data. Earlier, he founded Avagam (acquired by Crayon Data) and 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.