Jeff is currently Business Advisor, Mentor & Investor focused on technology startups. He is involved with various VC funds including 500Startups, Extream Ventures, August Capital Partners and accelerators like Plug n Play and Mediapreneur. His business experience spans over 3 decades as Banker, Entrepreneur, and now Investor/Mentor. Jeff is passionate about sharing his experience and insights to help promising startups scale their business to become a regional and potentially global player. He helps startups to review their business & financial model and plan new market entry & growth strategies. He also advises them on attracting and developing talent as well as how to source and pitch for funding to scale to the next level. In the 16 years as an entrepreneur, he setup and grew a 20 man to 2,000 strong call centre operation across 4 countries in SE Asia serving Fortune 500 clients in telecommunications, media, technology, FMCG, banking and insurance verticals. He has sold his stake to the parent company Teleperformance, who is now the largest service provider worldwide. Prior to that, he spent 15 years in corporate & institutional banking (Deutsche Bank & Bank of America) in account management, product management and, payment and cash management roles. Initial 3 years of career were in market research and brand management roles in airline (Singapore Airline) and F&B (Tiger Beer) sector. Jeff holds a dual MBA from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and the National University of Singapore (NUS).