team
Team

 

 

Tan Kim Seng

Managing Director

 

 
Kim Seng is based in Singapore and is a co-founder of 3V SourceOne Capital. He brings with him over 20 years of venture capital management and banking experience in addition to 5 years of operating experience within the IT and electronics industries. He has previously served as the Chairman of Industry Development Committee of the Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association and the Honorary Treasurer.

Before he co-founded 3V SourceOne Capital, Kim Seng served as an Executive Director with UOB Venture Management in Singapore and was the Principal Fund Manager of a S$105 million venture capital fund. His past portfolio includes investments in the Asia Pacific region covering SEA countries, Greater China, and the US.

Prior to becoming a venture capitalist, Kim Seng worked as an Assistant Vice President, Commercial Banking in United Overseas Bank, Singapore where he was involved in retail banking, electronic banking, trade banking and commercial banking.

He was a member of the Operation Committee of the Network for Electronics Transfer System (NETS), which owns and manages the EFTPOS network in Singapore. Kim Seng was also the Chairman of the Retail Electronic Banking Committee of the Association of Banks in Singapore from 1991 to 1992.

Kim Seng previously managed the Product Integrity Section at Northern Telecom Asia and was responsible for the introduction of new telecommunication products, including ISDN, digital communication systems in South-East Asia and Australia. He started his career with Texas Instruments in Singapore as a systems engineer with the Process Automation Design Centre.

Kim Seng holds a MSc in Industrial Engineering and a B.Eng in Electrical Engineering (Honors) from the National University of Singapore. He is an alumnus of the US Venture Capital Institute. Kim Seng currently serves as the Honorary Secretary of the Board of Hwa Chong Institution, a premier school in Singapore, and Vice Chairman of the Board of Hwa Chong International School.
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Michael Wu

Managing Director

 

 
Michael is based in the US and is a co-founder of 3V SourceOne Capital. He travels to Asia extensively and has been active in venture capital and international business for the past 24 years.

Michael was an Executive Director at UOB Venture Management in Singapore where he led US and China investments in the high-tech area. He also set up the UOB Venture Technology Fund in 1999 with a "Technology Triangle" strategy (North America, Greater China and ASEAN), and helped in setting up a China technology fund with Chinese partners. Michael also served as Senior Vice President at H&Q Asia Pacific, a venture capital firm, where he was responsible for the China portfolio. Prior to that, Michael was the Managing Director of Prime Group (China and Hong Kong) and was involved in large-scale real estate development in Shanghai where he dealt extensively with project financing within China.

Michael also served as the CFO and a Director of the Asian-American Manufacturer's Association in Silicon Valley. In 1987, he co-founded venture-backed Knights Technology Inc., a Silicon Valley company devoted to integrated circuit design, verification and yield enhancement and served as its CFO (until 1991) and a member of the Board of Directors (until 1996). He also previously acted as the Japan Business Manager, working with top-tier Japanese electronics firms.

Michael received his MBA from the University of Chicago in 1983 and BS in Forest Management from National Taiwan University in 1977. In between, he served in the army of the Republic of China (Taiwan) as a platoon commander and attended the graduate school in Economics at National Taiwan University studying automobile and steel industries. Michael was born in Taiwan and later became a US citizen.
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Jeffrey Khoo

Managing Director

 

 
Jeffrey is based in Singapore and is a co-founder of 3V SourceOne Capital. He actively looks at regional cleantech projects and integrated industrial park developments in Greater China and IndoChina.

Mr. Khoo has more than 19 years of working experience in varied industries including semiconductor, medical devices, fund management, property development, travel and leisure.

He has co-founded Erimos Pharmaceuticals, LLC (North Carolina, U.S.A.) which developed small molecule drugs for serious diseases including cancer.

His expertise is in the areas of financial planning and control, mergers and acquisitions, business development, strategic planning and fund management.

Jeffrey was the CEO of Commonwealth Travel Services Corporation, a regional travel services company with annual sales in excess of US$100 million. Prior to that, he was at the Real Estate Division of Government of Singapore Investment Corporation and managed its property investment portfolio in Silicon Valley and the greater Seattle area. Jeffrey also worked with Eli Lilly & Company's Strategic Planning Team in the Medical Instrument Division. Besides being a member of the planning and M&A team, he was directly in-charge of certain cost-down plans and new technology implementation. Mr. Khoo was the pioneer project leader between 1989 and 1990 in converting the design and manufacturing process of the LifePak series of defibrillators of Physio Control International Corp., then a subsidiary of Eli Lilly, from conventional PCB technology to SMT.

Jeffrey currently sits on the boards of several family-owned real estate development companies in Malaysia, Hong Kong and China. He is also actively involved at the board level with several IT and medical devices companies in Singapore and the US.

Jeffrey graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1986 with a BE in Electrical Engineering (1st Class Honors). He was a DuPont Scholar and was awarded the Shell Eastern Petroleum Book Prize in 1986. He obtained his MBA degree majoring in Finance from the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley in 1988 and was elected to membership in Beta Gamma Sigma, the highest scholastic honor that a student in a school of business or management can achieve. Mr. Khoo is a member of the Singapore Society of Financial Analysts and an affiliate member of AIMR. Mr. Khoo is a charter holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He is also an alumnus of the US Venture Capital Association.
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Brandon Soon

Managing Director

 

 
Brandon has two decades of capital markets and direct investment experience.

Brandon is currently based in Singapore. Prior to 3VS1, Brandon ran a business advisory practice providing transactional advisory and support to several PE and VC funds and SMEs. Brandon also advised various funds on fund structuring, documentation and their capital raising efforts.

Brandon had held management capacities in various private equity and venture capital funds. Brandon was a co-founder and Partner in a China-based VC fund specializing in Digital Media investments. Earlier, Brandon was a co-founder and Director of a Singapore-based VC fund investing in the IT, Communications and biosciences sectors globally and prior to that Brandon worked as a Portfolio Manager with a Japanese PE firm with a regional coverage that included Singapore, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Taiwan. Before his foray into the private equity industry, Brandon held research positions in various stock-broking firms in Singapore covering primarily the technology, telecommunications and property sectors. Before entering the investment field, Brandon worked as an Engineer in Singtel handling the design and implementation of data-communication network solutions for MNCs, military and government agencies.

Brandon graduated from the Electrical Engineering Department of the National University of Singapore with honors and received post-graduate investments training from the Institute of Banking and Finance in Singapore.
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