I am on a 10-year mission to promote impact investing into tech startups in South-East Asia. I believe firmly that impact dollars which demand not just financial gains but impact gains, will shift entrepreneurs to develop technologies that benefit society and the environment.
I now seek impact investors who believe in this vision to create a better South-East Asia and invest into my VC fund.
Singapore’s Startup Evangelist (2011 to 2020)
My previous 10-year mission was being a startup evangelist for Singapore, my home country and a place I hold dear in my heart.
[From e27] TRIVE Ventures, a Singapore-based early-stage VC firm investing in data-driven tech startups in Southeast Asia, announced today it has partnered with an undisclosed family foundation to co-launch a US$2 million venture philanthropy fund. Read more…
[Article from Channelnewsasia] Excerpt: Mr ((Christopher) Quek noted that there remains funding capital, especially for start-ups in the pre-series A stage, with venture capitalists focused on a few considerations. These include a burn rate which Read more…
[Article from the Straits Times Singapore] PLUS POINTS A good command of the English language and the ability to adapt culturally have also been Singaporean worker strengths, says Mr Christopher Quek, managing partner of venture Read more…
[First appeared on CNBC] KEY POINTS Given the “bleak job market outlook,” some parents in Singapore appear more willing to allow their children to start their own businesses, said venture capitalist Christopher Quek. For its Read more…
[Appeared on Todayonline] Mr Christopher Quek, a venture capitalist who invests in Singapore-based technology start-ups, said that while there may be a need to raise the salary bar of EPs, the recent tightening exercises of Read more…
[Article from the Business Times Singapore] “To me, it is a situation of cutting off one’s nose to spite the face,” said Christopher Quek, managing partner of Trive, which has invested in some ICT startups. Read more…
Get in Touch
Impact Investors and Partners
I am seeking out believers of Impact and like-minded partners. Drop me a note at the contact me form.
Startup Founders and/or Singaporeans under 35
If you are seeking a mentor, check me out and then drop me a note and tell me more about yourself.
If you are a startup founder seeking investment, please visit my VC, TRIVE's website and drop a note there instead.
Guest Speaker, Media Interview, Professional Advisory
If you are seeking me as a guest speaker, media interview or professional advisory, please use the contact me form.
Alternatively, find me on LinkedIn for professional reasons.