Alex is the Managing Director of Spaze Ventures, where he leads the investment to help entrepreneurs grow their startup. He manages StartupSpaze, a sector agnostic incubator and EduSpaze, Singapore’s 1st edtech accelerator supported by Enterprise Singapore. Alex has invested in more than 30 startups, helped them to expand overseas and raise the next round of funding.
Alex has more than a decade of experience from both the public and private sectors, where he helps companies grow. He was most recently the Vice President of Korvac Holdings, a regional technology company that specializes in payment processing and consumer data. He was responsible for corporate development, government relations, strategic alliances and regional business development, where he helped Korvac to expand into new markets and achieved the “Most Impactful in Asia” award at the 2012 ICT Awards. Wirecard subsequently acquired three subsidiaries of Korvac.
Prior to joining Korvac, Alex was the Manager and Team Lead (Enterprise Technology) with Enterprise Singapore (formerly IE Singapore). He specialised in the e-government and financial services clusters to help companies expand beyond the shores of Singapore. He received the MTI Borderless Award in 2010. Alex worked briefly as an engineer before starting his corporate career with a boutique private equity and venture capital firm, where he honed his skills and further developed his passion to help startups and companies grow.
Alex holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) and a Master of Science (Technopreneurship & Innovation), both from Nanyang Technological University. He also attended the International Business Fellowship, Middle East Executive Management Program at University of Dubai.