Top 25 Startup Influencers in Singapore

Singapore’s startup ecosystem (10th best in the world) is growing by leap and bounds. Singapore has already emerged as a leading FinTech hub and the growth is here to stay.

We are fortunate to be a part of both FinTech and Startup ecosystems here in Singapore. Not only because we got a great opportunity to be a part of Finlab accelerator, but also we are being helped by a lot of great people outside. We’re working on to build a great product and an amazing company, and we always look out for awesome folks who could help, guide, advise and mentor us.

While we know some startup mentors and influencers to get help from, there are more great people around. In this process, we’ve made a list of top 25 Startup Influencers in Singapore and we’re sharing it with you. What makes them great is they not only express their unique perspective on the web but also are eager to help, advise and mentor the startups and entrepreneurs.

Please note that this list is in no particular order.

Top 25 Startup Influencers in Singapore:

Jefrrey Pain Top 25 Startup Influencers in SingaporeJeffrey PaineManaging Partner at Golden Gate Ventures, an early stage seed fund for startups in Southeast Asia with strong ties to Silicon Valley. Jeffrey is an avid learner of the startup process, ecosystem development and ideation research. jpain Jeffrey Paine
Mohan Belani Top 25 Startup Influencers in SingaporeMohan BelaniCo-Founder & CEO, e27 - Asia's leading platform for tech and innovation businesses. Organizer of Echelon, leading tech/startup event in Asia. mohanbelani Mohan Belani
Scott Bales Top 25 Startup Influencers in SingaporeScott BalesA leading digital & innovation executive & evangelist, Scott Bales is a global futurist, innovation & digital strategist, serial entrepreneur, keynote speaker at TEDx and author. Scott has lead market expansion and innovation capability development with organisations desiring stronger presence in consumer internet markets, and driven high growth for early-stage companies. scottebales Scott Bales
Annie Parker Top 25 Startup Influencers in SingaporeAnnie Parker
Co-founder of muru-D; a startup accelerator programme with locations in Sydney, Brisbane & Singapore funded by Telstra. muru-D invests in up to 10 startups in each location providing a 6 month programme giving world class advice to help scale their idea & leveraging the experience & extraordinary networks that Telstra can bring.
Also chair of Code Club Australia, a non profit helping to encourage kids to learn how to code, which she's hoping to launch in Singapore in 2017.
annie_parker Annie Parker
Darius Cheung Top 25 Startup Influencers in SingaporeDarius CheungStartup Founder/CEO Focus on product design, marketing strategy, marketing, sales, team building, fund raising. rius Darius Cheung
Michael Yap Top 25 Startup Influencers in SingaporeMichael YapBroad and in-depth exposure of the ICT and Media Sectors.
General Management from Startup to organisations with thousands of staff.
Hands-on experience as VC and Technopreneur
Michael Yap
Prakash Somosundaram Top 25 Startup Influencers in SingaporePrakash SomosundramPrakash is a serial Entrepreneur. Founder of Pealo. Heavily involved with Startup promotion and Youth related causes in Singapore. He serves as the Vice Chairman of Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE) as well as a Board Member of SCAPE with a focus on Youth and Entrepreneurship. prakashaomo Prakash Somosundaram
Cassandra Riene Top 25 Influencers in SingaporeCassandra RieneCo-founder/CEO of BITSY, SheWorx Co-host. Believes in empowering small businesses and budding entrepreneurs. Femalefounders advocate. CassandraRiene Cassandra Riene
Toby Ruckert Top 25 Influencers in SingaporeToby RuckertFounder and CEO of Unified Inbox. Serial entrepreneur, passionate about startups and innovations. Consultant/Advisor to Startups/Corp./Govt. and Musician. tobyruckert
Toby Ruckert
George Kesselman Top 25 Startup Influencers in SingaporeGeorge KesselmanPassionate about insurance & reshaping it to fulfill purpose of doing good for people. CoFounder InsurTechAsia, which connects Insurance, Innovation and Community across Asia mr_insurtech George Kesselman
Meng Wong Top 25 Startup Influencers in SingaporeMeng Weng WongEntrepreneur, investor, technologist, specializing in deep-tech Internet infrastructure, opensource startups. mengwong Meng Wong
Der Shing Lim Top 25 Startup Influencers in SingaporeDer Shing LimInternet businesses, angel investment, strategic planning, business/corporate development and sales team management Der Shing Lim
Daniel Goh Top 25 Startup Influencers in SingaporeDaniel GohFood | Beer | Entrepreneurship danielgoh Daniel Goh
Christopher Quek Top 25 Startup Influencers in SingaporeChristopher QuekManaging Partner, Tri5 Ventures Christopher Quek
Vinnie Lauria Top 25 Startup Influencers in SingaporeVinnie LauriaManaging Partner at Golden Gate Ventures. Entrepreneur, Community Builder, and World Explorer vlauria Vinnie Lauria
Roger Egan III Top 25 Startup Influencers in SingaporeRoger Egan IIIEntrepreneur, creative thinker, and team leader with an instinct for opportunity and a passion for bettering people's lives by creating new products and services Roger Egan III
Willson Cuaca III Top 25 Startup Influencers in SingaporeWillson CuacaCo-founder of East Ventures; CEO of SCOOP; All about South East Asia startups WillsonCuaca Willson Cuaca
Charanjit Singh Top 25 Startup Influencers in SingaporeCharanjit SinghSpecialties: Entrepreneurship, Technology & Internet Strategy, Online Marketing & Social Media, Advertising, Digital Strategy, Enterprise Architecture, Software Development, Open Source Software charanjit Charanjit Singh
Steve Leonard Top 25 Startup Influencers in SingaporeSteve LeonardExecutive Deputy Chairman, Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) and Adviser to National Research Foundation Singapore steveleonardSG Steve Leonard
Terence Lee Top 25 Startup Influencers in SingaporeTerence LeeEditor, tech journalist at terenceleejx Terence Lee
Patrick Nelissen Top 25 Startup Influencers in SingaporePatrick NelissenEntrepreneur, Co-founder 2Sherpa, StartUp, Marketing, Growth Hack BI_preformance Patrick Nelissen
Bernard Leong Top 25 Startup Influencers in SingaporeBernard LeongEarly Stage Investor (Deal sourcing & closing, Due diligence & Fundraising/M&A), Technology & Product Management in Consumer Internet & Mobile Applications (Native & Web) & E-Commerce platforms, Lean Startup & Agile Scrum Methodologies. bleongcw Bernard Leong
Martin Pasquier Top 25 Startup Influencers in SingaporeMartin PasquierManaging Director at Innovation is Everywhere Singapore. Facilitator, Speaker, Author, Moderator, Angel Investor martpasquier Martin Pasquier
Pieter Kemps Top 25 Startup Influencers in SingaporePieter KempsPartnering with early stage tech startups - Sequoia Capital in South East Asia. Former Product & BD @cisco @awscloud P_Kemps Pieter Kemps
Alex Lin Top 25 Startup Influencers in SingaporeDr. Alex LinHead of Infocomm Investments Pte Ltd Dr. Alex Lin
Markus Gnirck Top 25 Startup Influencers in SingaporeMarkus GnirckSeeding, investing in and scaling of inclusive, transformative and disruptive technologies in finance. Connecting entrepreneurial ecosystems worldwide and a strong believer of 'getting stuff done'. mgnirck Markus Gnirck

Phew. What a list!

The sole motive of this list is to make the entrepreneurs/founders aware of the startup influencers so they can get help/guidance/tips/mentoring. The factors that we considered while making the research were: overall influence, activity on the web and responsiveness.

Know someone who should be on the list, but we missed out on? Let us know in the comments.

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