Team

Management

Lester Chan

Lester Chan

Chief Executive Officer

Lester oversees the management and execution of strategies for Fund Singapore. Lester has accumulated over a decade of experience consulting and investing in the entire value chain of companies from start-ups to listed companies in Asia. These deals include mergers and acquisitions, public listings, private placements, mezzanine, and buyouts. His various roles in banking, private equity, and venture capital has equipped him with strong investment knowledge and comprehensive operational know-hows. As a management consultant, Lester was also intimately involved in the technology aspects of the financial services industry.

As CEO of Fund Singapore, an equity-based and debt-based crowdfunding company that specialises in investing in startups, SMEs, public listed-companies, and real estate projects, Lester oversees the management and execution of strategies for the company. Prior to this, Lester headed the investment strategies and operations of a private equity and venture capital firm. 

He spent several years as a banker with various local and foreign banks accumulating over a decade of experience consulting and investing in the entire value chain of companies from startups to listed companies in Asia. These deals include mergers and acquisitions, public listings, private placements, mezzanine, and buyouts. His various roles in banking, management consulting, private equity, and venture capital has equipped him with strong investment knowledge and comprehensive operational know-hows.

Lester is a teaching faculty at the Singapore Management University. He teaches Finance for the Masters program. The postgraduate startups he mentored won numerous awards yearly at the Asia Venture Challenge. Lester is also a mentor at the DBS pre-accelerator hotspot where he advises young companies on strategies and financial valuations. Lester currently sits on various profit and non-profit boards lending his expertise in the areas of strategy and finance.

Lester holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Singapore. He was awarded a scholarship to pursue his Masters of Business Administration at the Singapore Management University which he graduated with Dean’s List. He did his postgraduate certificate in Real Property Valuation at the University of British Columbia.

Matthias Yeo

Matthias Yeo

Chief Innovation Officer / Board Advisor

Matthias Yeo is one of the leading experts in Technology. He has been spearheading advanced technology development in the cyber security space for almost two decades. He has earned a reputation for identifying technology strategies, and implementing them successfully in various organisations. The transformation impact he created was well recognized by his peers and he was awarded "Asia Greatest CTO" by URS Media.

Having spearheaded advanced technology development in the cyber security space for almost two decades, Matthias Yeo is a unique household name in the cyber security and technology space within Asia Pacific. He has earned a reputation for identifying technology strategies, and implementing them successfully in various organisations.

Matthias has been part of the founding team as a Board Advisor. He joined Fund Singapore in June 2018 as Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) focusing on business transformation through technology innovation, building the ecosystem of technology collaboration and forming strategic partnership

Prior to this, Matthias was Symantec's Chief Technology Officer (Asia Pacific) responsible for driving organisation’s solution strategy and technology vision throughout Asia Pacific. The transformation impact he created was well recognized by his peers and he was awarded "Asia Greatest CTO 2016" by URS Media

He sits on various corporate boards, non-profit organisations and charity as board director, Presently, he holds the position of President in (ISC)2 Singapore chapter (Cyber Security Chapter that focus on security and governance skill). He also serves as an advisor SUTD Center of Research Technology and Innovation Advisor. Matthias holds a Master in Technology degree from the National University of Singapore. He also did his Bachelor in Computing at Monash University.

Christopher Huang

Christopher Huang

Legal Counsel

Christopher heads the Tax Practice group in Colin Ng & Partners LLP (CNP). He primarily advises on the legal and tax implications arising from a range of corporate matters (including acquisitions, buyouts, joint ventures and shareholder agreements). Christopher’s approach to practice is focused on ensuring alignment between both the commercial and the legal & tax implications that are relevant to every transaction. This enables his clients to achieve outcomes that are in line with their commercial objectives.

Christopher heads the Tax Practice group in Colin Ng & Partners LLP (CNP). He primarily advises on the legal and tax implications arising from a range of corporate matters (including acquisitions, buyouts, joint ventures and shareholder agreements). Christopher’s approach to practice is focused on ensuring alignment between both the commercial and the legal & tax implications that are relevant to every transaction. This enables his clients to achieve outcomes that are in line with their commercial objectives.

With a background in finance and accounting, Christopher is valued by his clients for being a commercially minded lawyer who is adept at distilling their concerns, elucidating the relevant legal concepts and tailoring pertinent and effective advice.

Christopher graduated from the University of Queensland (Australia) with a dual degree in law (LL.B.) and commerce (B.Com) majoring in finance. Prior to joining CNP, he worked as an accountant (with Hastings Deering, Australia), a business manager (with Adcomp Technology in Singapore), a tax adviser (with the transfer pricing department at PricewaterhouseCoopers) and a lawyer with VoskampLawyers.

Kevin Foo

Kevin Foo

Chief Investment Officer

Kevin Foo recently joined Fund Singapore as its Chief Investment Officer, bringing with him extensive experience in VC investment and start-up/entrepreneurial ecosystem to the management team. Kevin oversees the investment portfolio and development of investment policies to deliver strong outcomes for the group and its investors. During his most recent stint as Head of Investment of Cap Vista, the In-Q-Tel equivalent corporate investing arm of the Singapore Ministry of Defence, he helped expand the fund’s portfolio to include investments that also saw interest and funding from established VC entities such as Alibaba Ventures, Real Ventures and Mark Cuban Ventures.

Kevin Foo recently joined Fund Singapore as its Chief Investment Officer, bringing with him extensive experience in VC investment and start-up/entrepreneurial ecosystem to the management team. Kevin oversees the investment portfolio and development of investment policies to deliver strong outcomes for the group and its investors.

During his most recent stint as Head of Investment of Cap Vista, the In-Q-Tel equivalent corporate investing arm of the Singapore Ministry of Defence, he helped expand the fund’s portfolio to include investments that also saw interest and funding from established VC entities such as Alibaba Ventures, Real Ventures and Mark Cuban Ventures.

Having established a well-connected investor network in Asia, he took on strategic advisory roles as part of the Limited Partner Advisory Committee of a Montreal-based fund and currently sits on various boards including the Grant Advisory Board for Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research & Technology (SMART) Innovation Centre.

Kevin comes from a strong technical background, having also served in the DARPA-equivalent entity here in Singapore. This allowed him the opportunity to collaborate with various international public and private enterprise partners and present at conferences with audiences including NATO, US Department of Defense & Department of Homeland Security personnel.

Wong Yew Mun

Wong Yew Mun

Chief Architect

Focusing in the area of strategizing IT solutions for businesses to improve customer relations, productivity and cost reduction, Yew Mun had lead strategic business projects harnessing technology to transform business processes. He has delivered IT solutions to transform and setup an agile way of handling business operation. Yew Mun joined Fund Singapore in August 2018 focusing on designing technology architecture that aligns with Fund Singapore’s visions and standards. He is in charge of defining and implementing high performance technology architecture across the organisation's entities so that Fund Singapore, a subsidiary of Fund Asia, can build an investment ecosystem around bleeding edge technology. By integrating technology frameworks across the organization's business units, Yew Mun ensures Fund Singapore businesses operates at its zenith.

Focusing in the area of strategizing IT solutions for businesses to improve customer relations, productivity and cost reduction, Yew Mun had lead strategic business projects harnessing technology to transform business processes. He has delivered IT solutions to transform and setup an agile way of handling business operation.

Yew Mun joined Fund Singapore in August 2018 focusing on designing technology architecture that aligns with Fund Singapore’s visions and standards. He is in charge of defining and implementing high performance technology architecture across the organisation's entities so that Fund Singapore, a subsidiary of Fund Asia, can build an investment ecosystem around bleeding edge technology. By integrating technology frameworks across the organization's business units, Yew Mun ensures Fund Singapore businesses operates at its zenith.

Prior to joining Fund Singapore, Yew Mun work for a MNC strategizing and delivering IT solutions to transform business processes. Yew Mun holds a Master in Technology degree from the National University of Singapore.