OUR VALUES

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.

THE CO-FOUNDERS

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Tin Men’s Co-Founders have been friends, co-workers and business collaborators for up to 12 years.

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Benjamin
Tan

Co-founder

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. 

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MURLI
RAVI

Co-founder

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.

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JEREMY
TAN

Co-founder

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.

THE ADVISORS

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Tin Men’s Advisors are highly respected, veteran leaders in their industries.

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TAN CHIN HWEE

Asia-Pacific CEO, Trafigura

  • Veteran investor: Former Founding Partner of Apollo Management (Singapore).
  • Director of Singapore Press Holdings, Keppel REIT, KKH Health Endowment and Lien Aid
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Voted by the Hedge Fund Journal among the emerging 40 absolute return investors globally

Finance

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ROBERT BINYON

Chairman, Lakeshore Capital

  • Veteran statesman: Chairman of several Asia-focused private equity funds, and board member of Japan Strategic Capital, and Schroder Asia Pacific Fund
  • Former Asia MD of CDC Group

Operations

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HARESH
KHOOBCHANDANI

VP, Asia Pacific, Autodesk

  • Seasoned enterprise software executive with over 20 years sales, marketing and leadership expertise
  • Former in-country Managing Director of Thailand and COO of Indonesia for Microsoft

Operations

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LEE AH BOON

Advisor, Fullerton Financial

  • Experienced operator with 30 years experience; started up and helmed Citibank’s China business
  • Former COO at Fullerton Financial, a Temasek Holdings unit

Academia

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BALA VISSA

Prof. of Entrepreneurship, INSEAD

  • Researches the people side of entrepreneurship, particularly in the context of emerging markets
  • Director of the INSEAD Leadership Programme for Senior Executives (India) and Certificate in Leadership Effectiveness

OUR PARTNERS

Our vast network of operating partners gives our
startups a headstart in where they need help
most.

Our network of relationships

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