Singapore’s entrepreneurs have often had to overcome family pressure — but that may be slowly changing

[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 part, the Singapore government has been offering support for start-ups, including help in areas such as Read more…

Govt’s S$300 million injection into deep-tech scheme will benefit Singapore. But some concerns remain

[First appeared on Today Online] – Among the many announcements in Budget 2020, one which slipped under the radar was the S$300 million injection by the Government into Startup SG Equity for deep-technology startups. Under the scheme, the Government will co-invest up to S$4 million with qualified third-party investors into eligible Read more…

This entrepreneur-turned-VC wants to get Singapore start-ups to pay it forward

[First appeared on Channelnewsasia] – SINGAPORE: Over the past seven years, Christopher Quek has clocked almost 1,000 hours of mentoring for nearly 500 local start-ups.  The 39-year-old, who was an entrepreneur before becoming a venture capitalist in 2011, did that all for free.  Besides wanting to groom more entrepreneurs and help their Read more…