Christopher Quek was previously an active 4th generation serial entrepreneur. He is now an investor, with a vision of creating a vibrant startup ecosystem in Singapore. Since 2012, he has been director and incubator of Angels Gate Advisory (AGA), a community pro-bono advisory service which supports entrepreneurs in grants and advisory. As of November 2015, AGA has advised over 500 startups and assisted 33 startups obtain close to S$5m in government grants and angel funding.
Christopher has been regarded as a thought leader in the community and has been advising government agencies on policies for the tech ecosystem. He has also been on board judging panels for startup competitions as well as a guest examiner for business courses as NUS and NYP. He is a regular writer on his blog where he highlights his thoughts on the ecosystem.
Christopher is a Commerce graduate of the University of Melbourne, and majored in Strategic Management and Finance.
Partner, Sustainable Deep Technologies Asia Fund
Dalston had a career in both Tax & Accountancy and Consultancy before he started his journey as an entrepreneur and has always been a keen believer of Entrepreneurship and how small businesses (Startups) could one day impact the Global Market.
He had exited 1 small business before in the space of consumer retail to an online player and is now managing three startups across Singapore and United States, all with an ambition to change how consumers explore where and what to eat/drink (E-commerce, Marketplace, Data).
Dalston’s goal is to journey with entrepreneurs at different stages and encourage them to help one another achieve their dreams.
Ting Yan LECK
Managing Director, Education Growth Fund
Director, South East Asia Fund
Ting Yan has a perpetual fascination with exciting technology and how it can make life better for everyone. Despite being immersed in a high tech environment, he still firmly believes in personal interaction and forming deep relationships that go beyond business.
Prior experience from being part of an entrepreneurship academy exposed Ting Yan to varied business models and strategies being implemented.
With sound understanding of operations and strategy, he has advised and engaged with start-ups across the region regarding market conditions and business dynamics. Ting Yan seeks to enable Tri5’s portfolio to establish partnerships for rapid growth to Series A.
Graduating from Singapore Management University, Ting Yan read Double Degree in Business Management (Finance) and Economics.
Kah Wee SEAH
Director, Sustainable Deep Technologies Asia Fund
Director, Singapore Seed Fund
Previously in the FMCG space, Kah Wee was fascinated with the start-up scene in Silicon Valley which leads him to channel his energy to TRi5 Ventures, following the founders’ vision of building the start-up ecosystem in Singapore and the rest of Asia.
Having an education background in Psychology, Business and Entrepreneurship coupled with utilitarian values, Kah Wee’s strength lies in market evaluation and subsequently picking out the right people to provide resources to grow their businesses.
He aims to eventually contribute to the development of affordable and sustainable energies as that will be key to technological advancement and adoption globally, a game changer for knowledge and wealth disparity.
Yi Ming NG
Partner, Special Projects
Partner, South East Asia Fund
Yi Ming was the Co-Founder and Product Manager of PolicyPal, a startup in the FinTech/ InsurTech space, where he led the product, marketing and operation functions.
He was previously part of the Regional Business Analytics Team at AIG where he worked closely with Insurance experts to lead innovative data driven solutions for implementation across Asia Pacific. He has also worked with Munich Re Group, the world’s largest reinsurer, where he developed new cyber insurance strategy with the IDEO Design Thinking methodology. He also had experience developing eCommerce operations strategy at Lazada Group.
During his military term, Yi Ming was awarded the Singapore Armed Forces Outstanding National Service Fulltime(NSF) of the Year. Yi Ming graduated with First Class Honours from Imperial College London and has attended Harvard University and Peking University.
Venture Partner, Singapore Seed Fund
Shen’s life-long obsession with technology has led to a career in various small and large IT firms. He co-founded Interactive SG in 2007 and has played an integral role in the company’s growth. He ensures business operations are efficient and effective, and the products and services meet the highest standards of quality. Shen will be translating his keen eye for perfection to his latest role as Venture Partner for TRi5 Ventures.
With more than 10 years of experience in software development and gaming consultation, Shen is also CEO at Fourier labs, and the Founder and Director of Flexo Gaming, a research and development company with a portfolio of several software intellectual properties.
Shen is a graduate from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and majored in both Statistics and Economics.
Nur Eliyana (aka Elly)
Admin and Finance Manager
We call Elly the pillar of TRi5 Ventures. She picks up the mess that the investment team and investees leave behind and makes it all clean and manageable.
She possesses a number of years of experience handling back-end operations. Elly manages everything behind-the-scenes from the finances, HR, accounts, audit, administration and processing of the investment funds.
She is a graduate from BMC International College with a diploma in Business Administration.
StartupSG founder co-investment grant
Having operational experience in founding and running both traditional (Construction, Retail and FnB) and tech based start-ups (ecommerce and marketplaces), Louis is able to evaluate the most crucial issues in an early stage business to grow as efficiently as possible.
Louis’ education background in Material Science and Entrepreneurship is from Nanyang Technological University. He is constantly looking for disruptive technologies that fundamentally transforms the business landscape, especially in the areas of AI, Agritech, Medtech and Biotech.
StartupSG founder co-investment grant
Having prior experience in the field of Venture Capital, Elton has worked with numerous startups from varying industries. He thrives on building strong relationships with founders and working closely with them to take their businesses to the next level.
Elton is a Business Administration major from the National University of Singapore specialising in the field of Finance. He has a profound interest in the field of FinTech, with special interests in disruptive Blockchain applications as well as Cryptocurrencies.
StartupSG Founder co-investment grant
Jovan strives to be the catalyst of change in the local entrepreneurial ecosystem. With the ambition to help startups thrive, he is committed to structure an upcoming angels fund & an incubator to provide every nascent entrepreneur with the access to the right resources & guidance.
On top of that, Jovan is also actively involved in community building efforts through the engagement with IHLs & is also serving as a resident mentor with EDGE & committee member of the SAFRA Entrepreneurs’ Club.
Jovan is a graduate from the University of Adelaide and majored in both Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Christopher Quek is the lead investor and general partner of TRi5 Ventures. He has experience investing in various industries from ICT startups, restaurants, commercial and residential properties and an education center chain. Supporting him are Far East Ventures and various family offices and private investors.