Meet The Team

THE CO-FOUNDERS

Tin Men’s Co-Founders have been friends, co-workers and business collaborators for more than a decade.

Co-Founder

Benjamin Tan

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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 across Southeast Asia, Ben is highly experienced in driving real value for entrepreneurs. His real-world expertise comes from having started, operated and exited 3 businesses since 1995.

Ben has helmed teams across Asia in software (Microsoft, Information Laboratories), media (Yolk, WPP), Internet and telecom sectors (Redpill, Freshdirect). Ben has served as a panelist and mentor for Singapore’s regulatory board, the Media Development Authority’s (now the Infocomm Media Development Authority) iJam programme, and is predisposed to local entrepreneurship and street-practicality.

He obtained a Degree in Computer Science from the National University of Singapore.

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Co-Founder

Murli Ravi

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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. He has been quoted widely in the media and conferences.

Murli studied engineering at the National University of Singapore on a full scholarship and has been mucking about on the Internet since the early 90s. He is a self-taught (but sadly lapsed) Perl coder and once built a neural network model from scratch in the early 2000s. Murli is proud to have secured a gold medal for Singapore at the 2018 Asian Cycling Championships.

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Co-Founder

Jeremy Tan

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Jeremy is a co-founder of Tin Men Capital running all capital markets activities of both the Tin Men fund and our portfolio companies. This include 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 (USA); private equity at TH Lee, and investment banking at Morgan Stanley (Hong Kong, New York, Singapore).

Jeremy has invested in many businesses across Non-Japan Asia such as India, Korea, China, Indonesia and Thailand amounting to over US$7B in transaction value. These include 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.

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OUR ADVISORS

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


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

Venture Partner

Chris Collins

- Trusted adviser to Founders and Boards of early stage and growth stage companies.

- Over 20 years of global experience in Tech C-suite (CEO, COO & CSO), M&A advisory, private equity and venture capital roles with deep-sector expertise in technology (SaaS), logistics and financial services.

- Formerly Managing Director (CEO) and shareholder of Containerchain (a B2B SaaS business in landside container logistics), which was acquired by global ASX-listed Wise Tech Global.

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Finance

Robert Binyon

- 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

Haresh Khoobchandani

- 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

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Academia

Bala Vissa

- 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

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Operations

Lee Ah Boon

- Experienced operator with 30 years experience; started up and helmed Citibank’s China business

- Former COO at Fullerton Financial, a Temasek Holdings unit


The Team

Our team members are specialists in their field and embodies Tin Men’s values.


Our team members are specialists in their field and embodies Tin Men’s values.

Compliance

Selrol Ng

Selrol is a Compliance Officer at Tin Men Capital. She operates a crucial function in ensuring the firm is scrupulous in its operations. After decades of experience, she remains passionate about fund operations and keeps herself busy with policy and regulation updates.


Analysis

Ying Ying Ng

Ying is an Analyst at Tin Men Capital. She supports the firm with its investment and market analysis functions. Fluent in English, Mandarin, Bahasa Malaysia and Japanese, she is passionate about startups.


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