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:
|Jeffrey Paine||Managing 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||Co-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||A 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||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.
|Darius Cheung||Startup Founder/CEO 99.co. Focus on product design, marketing strategy, marketing, sales, team building, fund raising.||rius||Darius Cheung|
|Michael Yap||Broad 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
|Prakash Somosundram||Prakash 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||Co-founder/CEO of BITSY, SheWorx Co-host. Believes in empowering small businesses and budding entrepreneurs. Femalefounders advocate.||CassandraRiene||Cassandra Riene|
|Toby Ruckert||Founder 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||Passionate 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 Weng Wong||Entrepreneur, investor, technologist, specializing in deep-tech Internet infrastructure, opensource startups.||mengwong||Meng Wong|
|Der Shing Lim||Internet businesses, angel investment, strategic planning, business/corporate development and sales team management||Der Shing Lim|
|Daniel Goh||Food | Beer | Entrepreneurship||danielgoh||Daniel Goh|
|Christopher Quek||Managing Partner, Tri5 Ventures||Christopher Quek|
|Vinnie Lauria||Managing Partner at Golden Gate Ventures. Entrepreneur, Community Builder, and World Explorer||vlauria||Vinnie Lauria|
|Roger Egan III||Entrepreneur, 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||Co-founder of East Ventures; CEO of SCOOP; All about South East Asia startups||WillsonCuaca|| Willson Cuaca
|Charanjit Singh||Specialties: Entrepreneurship, Technology & Internet Strategy, Online Marketing & Social Media, Advertising, Digital Strategy, Enterprise Architecture, Software Development, Open Source Software||charanjit||Charanjit Singh|
|Steve Leonard||Executive Deputy Chairman, Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) and Adviser to National Research Foundation Singapore||steveleonardSG||Steve Leonard|
|Terence Lee||Editor, tech journalist at TechinAsia.com||terenceleejx||Terence Lee|
|Patrick Nelissen||Entrepreneur, Co-founder 2Sherpa, StartUp, Marketing, Growth Hack||BI_preformance||Patrick Nelissen|
|Bernard Leong||Early 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||Managing Director at Innovation is Everywhere Singapore. Facilitator, Speaker, Author, Moderator, Angel Investor||martpasquier||Martin Pasquier|
|Pieter Kemps||Partnering with early stage tech startups - Sequoia Capital in South East Asia. Former Product & BD @cisco @awscloud||P_Kemps||Pieter Kemps|
|Dr. Alex Lin||Head of Infocomm Investments Pte Ltd||Dr. Alex Lin|
|Markus Gnirck||Seeding, 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.
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