Exclusive: B Capital names ex-Comcast Ventures’ Gavin Teo as partner

Gavin Teo, Partner, B Capital Group

Global venture capital firm B Capital Group – founded by Raj Ganguly and Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverinhas appointed Gavin Teo as partner for its San Francisco office.

B Capital Group looks to invest in innovative tech firms around the world. It connects emerging technology startups with global market leading corporations, through its partnership with The Boston Consulting Group and BCG Digital Ventures. The VC firm has offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Singapore.

Teo joins the VC firm from Comcast Ventures where he was working as a principal. During his stint, he invested in consumer technology companies with a focus on connected homes, digital healthcare, content and gaming.

Prior to Comcast Ventures, he worked with Zynga, where he was responsible for building growth features for FarmVille, and later for developing Zynga’s international product and business development roadmap. Previously, he worked with Microsoft Xbox as strategy and business development manager and Bain & Company as senior associate consultant.

Teo holds an MBA degree in finance and entrepreneurial management from University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School. He also earned a BA in Economics from Claremont McKenna College, California.

Since its inception, B Capital has backed a couple of companies — California-based population health management and analytics platform Evidation Health and Singapore-based last-mile logistics startup Ninja Van.

According to a filing with SEC, the VC firm has recently raised $143.6 million as first part of its debut venture fund. The fund which may close under $250 million, received money from 18 limited partners (LPs) in its first close.

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Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.

Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.