People Digest: Next Billion Ventures names SE Asia partner; PJT appoints MD for APAC

Tiang Lim Foo, Venture Partner for the Southeast Asia region of Next Billion Ventures

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.

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.