“Polymath, provocateur, possibilist, pioneer”
Dave Lim is polymath, provocateur, possibilist and pioneer. Dave delights in bringing people together to design, launch and grow new ventures. He is a co-founder in Coca-Cola’s new 10-city global innovation program to design, build, and scale new start-ups globally. Since 1996, Dave has worked on many sides of entrepreneurial fence: As a venture capitalist in a $1 billion Pacific Rim and Silicon Valley fund, marketer, educator, central banker and global fund manager of over $100 billion. To date, he has lived in four countries and has studied at Stanford, Berkeley, U. of New South Wales, and U. of British Columbia. As TEDx Ambassador and founding curator of TEDxSIngapore since 2009, he builds and binds communities to share ideas and inspirations. Dave loves to cook, exploring, and has driven across two continents and once circumnavigated our world for six months by backpack. On weekends, you’ll find Dave and wife volunteering as tour guides in Singapore’s art museum. Dave’s favorite quotes is “Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.