Next Billion Ventures has appointed Singapore-based Tiang Lim Foo as a venture partner for the Southeast Asia region while PJT Partners has appointed Jolie Chow as a managing director to lead Asia-Pacific operations.
Next Billion Ventures names venture partner for SEA
Emerging markets-focused Next Billion Ventures has appointed Singapore-based Tiang Lim Foo as a venture partner for the Southeast Asia region.
Foo has over a decade of experience in building, operating, and investing in startups in the region.
He currently serves as a partner at Singapore-based early-stage VC firm SeedPlus, and his portfolio includes early investments in SE Asian startups including Qoala, Rukita, Homage, and CardUp.
“We invest in geographies with sizable populations who are now meaningfully entering the digital economy. As a multi-market investor, we differentiate by cherry-picking the most compelling, ubiquitous problems that technology is addressing across emerging markets while recognising the localisation that is necessary for these businesses to succeed,” said NBV managing partner Ken Toyoda.
NBV’s portfolio in SE Asia includes Propzy (Vietnam), Advance (the Philippines), Sprout (the Philippines), and GajiGesa (Indonesia).
PJT Partners appoints managing director
PJT Partners, a global alternative asset advisory, has appointed Jolie Chow as a managing director to lead its Asia-Pacific operations, Secondaries Investor reported.
Before joining PJT, she led financial sponsors coverage in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan for Morgan Stanley for over 10 years.
In this role, she was responsible for Greater China coverage of private equity clients, including both inbound and outbound international investment opportunities.
The firm provides private fund advisory and fundraising services for alternative investment managers, including PE, real estate and hedge funds.