Chin Chao brings with him more than 17 years of experience in the venture capital and venture debt industries, including entrepreneurship, company building, business operations and strategy.
Chin was most recently a Co-Managing Director at Sirius SME, a venture capital firm he co-founded in the middle of 2008. Sirius SME invested in small and medium enterprises in SE Asia which aspired to be leaders in their respective fields. Notable investments include Reebonz (a leading e-commerce company focused on luxury goods), Heptagon Advanced Micro-Optics (a technology enabler of miniature optical components), and Ong Joo Joo Food Industries (a leading pork processing company in Singapore).
Prior to Sirius SME, Chin was a Managing Director of Venture TDF Singapore and Venture TDF China. Notable investments include AAC Acoustics, Alibaba, Baidu.com, DMX Technologies, Focus Media, Mediaring, Redback Networks, Sinosun Technologies and Savi Technology.
During his time at Venture TDF, Chin also co-founded and served as a key member of the management team of the TechFinancing Centre, a joint-venture between KeepelTatLee Bank, Venture TDF and the Economic Development Board of Singapore. The TechFinancing Centre provided innovative debt solutions to growth-oriented companies in SE Asia.