Serial entrepreneurs, investors, even second generation business owners, we honour the achievements and impact these individuals have in their respective industries. As DBS BusinessClass members, you have exclusive access to their insights and advice through networking sessions or get in touch with us here if you need specific advice or support from any of our Industry Influencers!
Head of Innovation Education at Lightbulb Capital
Derek is Head of Innovation Education at Lightbulb Capital and is responsible for building the education practice, focusing on creativity, design thinking, technology, culture, and mindset conducive to innovation in finance.
Founder and CEO, Chope
True blue Singaporean entrepreneur driven by a passion to empower diners to make reservations whenever and wherever. A maverick who believes in harnessing technology to transform the oft-traditional F&B scene.
Solutions Architect, Alibaba Cloud
Dr. Long Yin joined Alibaba Group in 2018 where she started to embrace Alibaba Cloud platform and to apply big data and AI solutions on this platform for industry digital transformation. Prior to Alibaba Group, she has taken senior data scientist role at IBM.
Chief Commercial & Digital Officer, Mediacorp Pte Ltd
Seasoned business leader with top management experience in Twitter, Google, Apple and IBM is now Chief Commericial and Digital Officer of Mediacorp Pte Ltd.
Head of Sustainability, Family Business Network International
Connector in Chief and Catalyst for Business with Purpose. Lead and Co-creator of Polaris – A Global movement of Family Businesses as a Force for Long-Term Good.
As a forefront innovator, Prashant transforms the local retail logistics scene through his brainchild, blu. Using best-in-class technology, blu empowers businesses with a full suite of solutions, from warehousing and fulfilment to last mile delivery to returns management, making retail logistics seamless. blu also makes fuss-free parcel services accessible for all through the blu app and bluPort, one of the largest parcel locker networks in Singapore.
GM (APAC) at FundedByMe
Tech Evangelist, Adventurer and Change Agent. General Manager, APAC at FundedByMe, a Stockholm-based crowdfunding platform that has since taken the world by storm.
Head of Infocomm Investments
Investor. Mentor. Head of Infocomm Investments
VC at Mountain Ventures
Tech startup investor and a hero of the emerging markets. Leading ideabox, a telco backed startup accelerator in Indonesia & MD of Mountain SEA Ventures, a JV with Zurich-based Mountain Partners.
Chief Empathy and Product Officer, Carigos
Holding the unique title of Chief Empathy and Product Officer, Bona places strong emphasis on understanding the customer’s needs and frustrations.
Director of NUS Enterprise
Champions start-up entrepreneurship initiatives.
CEO of Key Persons of Influence
Serial Entrepreneur, Investor and A Key Person of Influence
Founder at Chinaaccelerator
Co-founder of StartupHK, Senior Community Development Manager, APAC at Softlayer Catalyst, Mentor at Chinaccelerator, PaperclipHK and Blueprint specialising in investor relations, growth hacking and social media marketing strategies.
Founder of 99.co
Two-time founder, tech startup hero and the man with a plan.
Entrepreneur, Investor, CEO of Entrevo UK
Woman in business, investor & champion of the Key Person of Influence Programme. Spokesperson for small businesses on BBC Radio and TV. Exited a deal site available in 42 cities in 2013.
Chief Wellness Officer at CXA
Entrepreneur, Physician and Adrenaline-seeking junkie. Co-founder of DoctorPage, a doctor reservation platform that makes medical scheduling a breeze.
Digital entrepreneur and innovator. Founder of Hungrygowhere.com (acquired by SingTel for $12 Million) and still starving to see more innovation in the market.
Dr. Anton Ravindran
CEO & Founder of Rapidstart
Serial Technopreneur, Technologist and Mentor. President of the Global Science and Technology Forum (GSTF).
Dr John Ng
Principal Consultant of Meta Singapore
Illuminating Passionary, a Leader and a Peace-Maker.
Principal at Fenox Venture Capital
Leads investments in health technology and IT startups. Consulting Professor at Stanford School of Medicine, where he guides the development and commercialisation of projects in biotechnology.
Senior Associate at Alsop Louie Partners
Silicon Valley's Youngest Venture Capitalist. Entrepreneur who exited her two-month-old startup for a seven figure sum. Author. Activist.
Founder and MD of Small World Group
Venture Capitalist, Entrepreneur and Investor. Co-founder of Finisar, a global corporation with an excess of $1 Billion in annual revenue. Partner, Phoenix Venture Partners.
Partner at Dymon Asia Private Equity
Investor and Private Equity veteran. Partner at Dymon Asia Private Equity and eager to help SMEs needing less than $50 million for growth capital / a buyout take the next big leap forward.
Founding Partner of NSI Ventures
An early stage Venture Capital fund focused on technology and digital media investments in Singapore and South East Asia. Former Co-Founder and Managing Director of Asian Food Channel, a 24-hour food and lifestyle channel that was acquired in 2013 for US$ 66 million.
Chairman of VML Southeast Asia & India
Digital pioneer leading Singapore’s digital scene at the industry body, agency and start-up levels. Champions digital transformation and innovation, having driven world-class product development and services for leading brands.
Kell Jay Lim
General Manager at GrabTaxi
Believes that business and social value can be achieved in parallel. On a mission to revolutionise the way people commute by leveraging smartphone technology and Big Data.
Founder of QuestVC, 55Tuan
Co-founder of 55tuan.com, Managing Partner at QuestVC and COO of Jetbay.
Founding Partner at Golden Gate Ventures
Investor, Teacher and Father to over 60 companies in Asia.
Partner at Monk's Hill Ventures
VC, mentor, techie and business guy
Lim Soon Hock
Founder and MD of PLAN-B ICAG Pte Ltd
Entrepreneur Ambassador, Public Service Stalwart, Technopreneur and Private Investor. Former VP and MD of Compaq Asia-Pacific, who took the company to US$1 billion from under US$30m in 7 years.
Founder of Omnifluence
Story-teller, Technologist and Productivity Freak. Founded YFind (acquired by Silicon Valley's Ruckus Wireless).
CEO of e27
Advocate of the technology ecosystem in Southeast Asia. Co-founder & CEO, e27.
Rosaline Chow Koo
Founder of CXA
Serial entrepreneur, corporate turnaround veteran and tough as nails.
Partner at Rodyk & Davidson LLP
Corporate lawyer (M&A, VC/PE) - assisted several prominent high-growth companies. Enjoys sharing the vibrant energy of SMEs and start-ups and being part of their growth efforts.
Tan Choon Seng
Angel Investor at Link 2 Ventures
Investor, Venture Capitalist and a Man who can help you shorten your learning curve to avoid mistakes that are common among start ups.
Founder of travelmob
CEO and co-founder of travelmob.com, sharing economy champion and making it easier for globe-trotters to experience Asia like a local.
Founder of Yushan Ventures, Swell
Taiwan-based Angel Investor, Entrepreneur and tech startup champion.
Partner of Lee & Lee
Legal Advisor. Intellectual Property Whiz. Partner at Lee & Lee.