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PEOPLE

Purpose Venture Capital is a global remote team with a combined total of more than 70 years of proven investment, business development, HR and tech business operations experience. We are based in tech and financial hubs from Singapore, Silicon Valley, Hong Kong, HCMC, Seoul to Zurich, Paris and Rome. Southeast Asia is our home, headquarters and the future.

TEAMS

Your partners in your growth journey

VON LEONG

Co-Founder, General Partner, Purpose Venture Capital

Winner & Judge - Women in IT Awards Asia 2021/22 | Board Advisor, National Youth Fund and Co-Chair of AmCham Singapore SME Committee | Former Singapore Government Director, Chief Digital Officer, VP Sales & Marketing & Regional Director APAC at IHiS, IBM and AON.

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SHARON SIM

Co-Founder, General Partner, Purpose Venture Capital

CEO of Ormand Capital and Board Advisor Aries Investment  | Private Equity | Senior private banker roles at Citi Private Bank, J.P. Morgan and UBS | Senior Capital Market roles at Goldman Sachs, Barclays, Lehman Brothers and Nomura.

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SERTAC YELTEKIN

Co-Founder, General Partner, Purpose Venture Capital

Founder & Managing Director, Zingforce Ventures | Co-Founder & Deputy Chair, Etkiyap - the first impact investing platform in Turkey | Former COO at Institor Partners, SVP at Unicredit and Management Consultant at Bain & Co.

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ELISHA TAN

Venture Partner, Purpose Venture Capital

Elisha, based in Silicon Valley, currently developer programs at a Big Tech company, is also an accomplished social entrepreneur. She is the founder of Techladies - a non-profit community for women to learn technical skills to move into the tech industry; and Average Foundation - a fund supporting locally-run community projects. A sought-after speaker on building communities, increasing gender diversity in tech, and entrepreneurship. Elisha was featured on Channel News Asia, CNBC, The Straits Times, Her World.

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ADVISORY BOARD

As Purpose Venture Capital aims to support early stage tech businesses in Asia to deliver on Profit and Purpose, our distinguished and diverse advisory board will provide critical insights and network to help us to drive our mission forward.

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CHONG CHIET PING

Chiet Ping is a seasoned Deep Tech venture investor since 2010. She was also an early investor & served on the board of Razer Inc from 2007 to 2014. Currently she is an independent director of Ascendas Fund Management. As the former SVP Operations for HP, Asia Pacific. Chiet Ping's deep insights into how businesses can be run in APAC especially in China and India will create immense value for our portfolio companies.

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PHILIP SKEVINGTON

Philip is the Managing Director of Kinvara Advisors and is an investor in early stage fintech companies. He is a former Partner and investment committee member at PAG, one of the largest Asia-focused alternative investment managers and has previously served as a Non-Executive Director of Vietnam Eximbank and VinaCapital's Vietnam Opportunity Fund. Throughout his career in financial services, Philip has held a number of senior risk management roles and his deep expertise will help us to create more risk-adjusted growth options for our portfolio companies.

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JENNY CHIAM

Jenny has 30 years of experience in finance across Citi, Baring, Deutsche, Credit Suisse and Nomura in Australia, US and Asia.

From advising institutional investors regarding APAC and Emerging Markets to business development for financial & regulatory infrastructure for the securities market at the Singapore Exchange.

Currently managing a family office focusing on investments that you can derive revenues while also generating natural and human capital. To not only create a financial return but an ecological and social return as well.

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Jay, a passionate venture and private equity investor, is currently the CEO and Founder of RBTG, one of the leading K-beauty distribution companies in China. He is also a co-founder of Persona Media, leading digital marketing and AdTech companies in South Korea. Jay was formerly Head of Korea for the Chinese ecommerce platform Xiaohongshu 小红书 (known as RED). He will help our portfolio companies to create new business development
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EUGENE YEO

Eugene is a seasoned entrepreneur with business experience across Asia Pacific. As the former COO/CIO at MyRepublic, he was pivotal in driving the growth of a small startup to a regional telco player with over US$150M in annual turnover. He has deep experience across software engineering practices, and has constantly been featured as a thought leader in the IT and Telco industries. He was a finalist in TM Forum’s global CIO of the year award, ranking top 5 amongst his peers. Eugene is passionate about blockchain and cyber security. He will help our portfolio companies establish strong technical and business foundations.

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HONMUN YIP

Hon Mun is a seasoned investor with over 30 years of investment, operations and board level experience with PE funds, family offices and start-ups. He started his career with Motorola, Nokia, Microsoft and spent the next decade, based in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Seoul and China performing post M & A integration, turning-around and growing businesses for Temasek Holdings and family-owned Asia businesses. He ventured into ESG and sustainability businesses when he was the CEO of a Singapore-China government Joint Venture pioneering sustainable farming and food security in North-East China. He is currently the EVP for Turtletree Lab, the COO for an Impact Philanthropy fund LEAP201 and an enthusiast in the alternative protein space.

JEONG HOON (JAY) HA

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John is an experienced investment professional with several decades of experience. He was the Chief Investment Officer of UOB Asset Management, instrumental in the development and design of the investment processes deployed. Currently he is an independent consultant and advisor to private equity firms, family offices and corporations. John's experience will help us to formulate risk mitigation and funding strategies for our portfolio companies.

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CHENGYI LIN, PH.D.

Chengyi is Affiliate Professor of Strategy at INSEAD and a leading expert on digital transformation with a doctorate degree in neurobiology and stem cell research. He serves as an advisory board member for Sanofi CHC and a member of the European Executive Council. Chengyi has been featured on Forbes, Business Insider, EuroNews etc. He also actively mentors entrepreneurs  and digital start-ups.

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NICOLAS HURAS

JOHN J. DOYLE III

Nicolas, an experienced leader in asset management, fintechs & impact investing across Europe & Asia, chairs the Digital Innovation Committee of Investment Management Association of Singapore IMAS. A former senior director in leading Banks and Asset Managers, a Partner at a fund administration boutique and created an impact advisory firm in Switzerland focusing on Venture Philanthropy in 2012; Nicolas brings a wealth of experience skilled in linking traditional finance to impact investing and venture philanthropy for our portfolio companies and investors.