Dennis Goh, one of the three -founders of Singapore’s popular restaurant review website HugryGoWhere has quit the company to join US-based venture capital (VC) firm Wavemaker.
The Wavemaker has two funds and invests in a broad range of technology-driven companies in the US and the Southeast Asia, says the company’s website. It has 98 investments across 88 companies, and so far, its exits include, three listings and four acquisitions, says crunchbase.
HugryGoWhere was acquired by SingTelin 2012 for $12 million same year, one of its co-Tan Yung Yih left the company.
Following exit, HungryGoWhere of three Wong Hoong An, continues to be involved in the day-to-day activities of the restaurant reviewer.
“Dennis Goh joins as based in Singapore. is a regional digital media pioneer. After the acquisition (of HungryGoWhere by SingTel), Dennis stayed on with Singtel and led its international expansion as of operations. Prior to becoming a tech entrepreneur, Dennis served in the Singapore government as an in-house futurist as deputy head of the strategic policy office under the office of the prime minister,” VC firm Wavemaker said in a statement.
Wavemaker further announced that Nix Nolledo, the CEO of Xurpas, the largest mobile consumer technology company in the Philippines, had also joined it. Nix is an active angel investor with investments in over 20 technology businesses in the e-commerce, new media, and digital advertising spaces.
In their roles Dennis Goh and Nix Nello will be seeking out new investments, supporting founders and developing relationships that will benefit the firm’s portfolio companies, .