People know me best as a pro-Singaporean tech startup evangelist, where I work, support and encourage Singaporeans to become tech entrepreneurs and build a lively startup ecosystem.
This site is where entrepreneurs can find my thought leadership on the South-East Asia ecosystem, startup advisories, interviews with successful founders and the startup ecosystem scene in Singapore.
My experiences as an entrepreneur, ecosystem builder, VC, incubator, thought leader and mentor have built over the last 20 years and I hope to always contribute to the country that I love.
It has been 10 years since I supported the Singapore ecosystem.
From 2020, I am shifting my new call to Sustainable Future Cities, where I believe the urgent call to address unsustainable practices of businesses in South-East Asia. I aim to invest and groom sustainable cities tech startups that will capitalise on the growing Gen Z markets of South-East Asia.
My official profession is an early-stage venture capitalist, where I am Managing Partner of TRIVE.
TRIVE is an early-stage VC that invests in B2B Deep Tech enablers that support consumer-facing businesses in serving the rising South-East Asian Gen Z consumers.
Mentoring millennial Singaporeans
Need guidance in your entrepreneurial journey, or just advice on life decisions? Life is pretty tough as a millennial, and sometimes, you just want to someone to hear you out and guide you.
Say no more. To me, it is the greatest PASSION and privilege to be part of the lives of the next generation.
I have been blessed and enriched by the experiences, joys and trials of my over 30 mentees. I myself am a product of 5 mentors who have guided me through my life.
I am also the founder of the NEXT50.sg initiative, where there are over 85 mentors waiting to mentor you today, absolutely free!
If you are Singaporean and below the age of 35, connect with me for a kopi.
Celebrating with one of my best mentees, Felix Lee,
a young entrepreneur and valedictorian of his cohort in Singapore Polytechnic 2018
Speaker, Judge, Guest Lecture
As part of the ecosystem, it is always necessary to give back.
Being called on to speak, judge competitions and moderate events are an important part of imparting new knowledge to a rising generation of entrepreneurs.
It was also natural that I ended up guest lecturing entrepreneurship-related topics and explaining the tech startup landscape.
This has led me to be involved in guest teaching in Singapore’s state universities, as well as conducting public masterclasses and private ones to Telkomsel’s management.
Teaching a guest lecture to undergraduate students
at Singapore Management University.