Integrity and Fairness – that’s the bedrock of our values towards all, be it founders, team, partners, or investors. We believe in getting back to basics, and rolling up our sleeves to work hand-in-hand with founders. Ultimately, we are led by a broader purpose to accelerate technology growth in the region by being the VC change agent.
Tin Men’s Co-Founders have been friends, co-workers and business collaborators for up to 12 years.
Ben is a co-founder of Tin Men Capital overseeing portfolio company revenue growth, operations and partnerships.
As a savvy investor in seed-stage startups, Ben is highly experienced in driving real value for entrepreneurs. His real-world expertise comes from having started and exited 3 businesses since 1995.
With 23 years of experience, Ben has taken on senior regional executive roles across the software (Microsoft, Information Laboratories), media (Yolk, WPP), Internet and telecom sectors (Redpill). Ben has served as a panellist and mentor for MDA’s iJam programme, and is pre-programmed with a heavy bias towards entrepreneurship and street-practicality.
He obtained a Degree in Computer Science from the National University of Singapore.
Murli is a co-founder of Tin Men Capital driving Tin Men’s investment strategy and market analysis functions. He was previously with Temasek Holdings, JAFCO and INSEAD.
Murli has been a board member of more than 25 venture-backed firms since 2008 across an array of enterprise tech sectors, countries (Singapore, India, Australia, and the US), and stages (from pre-revenue startups to 2000+ employee firms). His first board roles came just as the global financial crisis began, which was a brutal crash course in the vagaries startups must navigate.
Murli studied engineering on a full scholarship. He is a self-taught programmer and has been mucking about on the Internet since the early 90s. He has been quoted widely in the media and has spoken at a number of conferences, and generally tries not to take himself too seriously.
Jeremy is a co-founder of Tin Men Capital running all capital markets activities of both the Tin Men fund and our portfolio, including fund-raising, non-dilutive financing and M&A. Prior to this, he was a senior executive in corporate development and M&A at Trafigura Group and Chicago Mercantile Exchange; private equity at TH Lee, and investment banking at Morgan Stanley.
With 17 years of experience, he has invested in many businesses amounting to over US$7b in transaction value, including frontier markets transactions across APAC and Middle East. As a seasoned conference speaker, he has also been widely featured across the media.
Jeremy obtained a First Class Honours in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Tin Men’s Advisors are highly respected, veteran leaders in their industries.
TAN CHIN HWEE
Asia-Pacific CEO, Trafigura
Voted by the Hedge Fund Journal among the emerging 40 absolute return investors globally
Chairman, Lakeshore Capital
VP, Asia Pacific, Autodesk
LEE AH BOON
Advisor, Fullerton Financial
Prof. of Entrepreneurship, INSEAD
Our vast network of operating partners gives our
startups a headstart in where they need help