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Unlocking Southeast Asian Private Investment Opportunities

We built cutting-edge credit analytics technology to sift through millions of loan data points from origination platforms. Our advanced algorithms and tools extract valuable credit rating insights, which form the backbone of our rigorous risk management framework.

But that's just the beginning.

We've also developed a fully online deal platform that provides our exclusive investor base with unique co-investments. From the comfort of your own homes, investors can tap into our curated network of private investments, which are designed to deliver high quality returns.

Our investors

Our Vision

At Helicap, our vision is to leverage FinTech-powered risk

management to provide vital liquidity to the region’s top

growth companies, thereby expanding financial access to

millions of underbanked consumers and small to medium-

sized enterprises.


We are the trusted partner to sophisticated investors,

granting them access to unique

and exclusive private investments with risk-

adjusted returns and diversified portfolios, featuring

uncorrelated exposures.

OUR
PROPRIETARY TECHNOLOGY

We harness the power of cutting-edge specialised credit analytics technology to sift through millions of loan data points sourced from origination platforms. Our advanced algorithms and analytical tools allow us to extract valuable credit rating insights, which form the backbone of our rigorous risk management framework.

In addition to our exclusive investor base, we have also developed a fully online investor deal platform that provides unique co-investment opportunities. From the comfort of their own homes, our investors can tap into our curated network of private investments, which are designed to deliver high quality returns.

Our Pillars of Excellence

Our Pillars of Excellence

Pioneering
Analytical
Trusted
High-Achieving
We believe that these values form the foundation of our success in helping investors achieve their financial goals while pioneering tomorrow's financial future.

What we do

What We Do

We provide access to select Southeast Asian private credit and private equity investments.
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Our Pillars of Excellence
Pioneering
Analytical
Trusted
High-Achieving
We believe that these values form the foundation of our success in helping investors achieve their financial goals while pioneering tomorrow's financial future.
What We Do
We provide access to select Southeast Asian private credit and private equity investments.

Our Purpose

To pioneer tomorrow's financial future by building a more inclusive and sustainable financial ecosystem.

OUR NAME

Helicap refers to Helicopter Capital, reflecting our distinctive vantage point of looking at the Asia Pacific growth companies from the top.

This unique position, powered by our relationships with investors and our proprietary data analysis models, allows us to look through fragmented industries in the region and structure curated co-investment opportunities for our investors.

our

Milestones

2004
Friends and future business partners
David and Jeremy met while attending the National University of Singapore & University of Southern California.
2008
A Decade in the Southeast Asian Finance Ecosystem
David: Multi-Asset Investing and Private Banking,
Jeremy: Global Macro Hedge Fund,
Quentin: Indonesia-based Asset Manager.
jan
2018
Birth of Helicap
The trio got together and incorporated Helicap on 18 January 2018. They operated out of an apartment in Singapore.
2018
apr
Helicap raised $5million Pre-Series A with East Ventures and Soilbuild Group
Helicap raised US$5 million pre-series A funding with the property firm Soilbuild Group and early-stage venture fund East Ventures.
sep
2018
Deployment in Singapore & JK Tech Partnership
Raised US$1.5 million in seed round with Former Singapore Minister Teo Ser Luck. Partnership struck with conglomerate Jing King Technology.
2019
aug
Helicap acquired securities firm Arcor Capital
Arcor Capital joined Helicap to source investment opportunities for accredited investors from the US$500 billion Asia-Pacific alternative lending market.
2020
Helicap raised US$10 million in Series A equity and redeemable preference share funding Saison Capital led the investment round with participation from existing investors East Ventures and other new investors.
2022
Helicap Secures $5M in Strategic Funding from Global Asset Managers
As demand for alternative financing soars in Southeast Asia, the strategic funding round was led by Temasek-backed Tikehau Capital and integrated Asian financial house PhillipCapital.
JUN
2023
In Partnership with Temasek Trust: SEA's First Financial Inclusion Report "Accelerating Impact Beyond Access"
Working hand in hand with the Centre for Impact Investing and Practices (CIIP), this study examines how financial service providers, both traditional NBFIs and FinTechs, are working to improve access to credit across the region.
2023
AUG
HELIX raises US$2M in oversubscribed pre-seed funding
HELIX, incubated by Helicap successfully raised US$2 million in our oversubscribed pre-seed round led by Saison Capital and Superscrypt with participation from EMURGO Ventures Pte. Ltd., Outlier Ventures, Comma3 Ventures, Emoote and others.

Our Founders

After decades in banking and investment management with some of the world’s top financial services firms, co-founders David, Quentin, and Jeremy joined forces on an entrepreneurial journey, directing their financial experience and investor network towards Asia’s fast growing FinTech lending space.

Helicap provides investors with access to exclusive deal flow in SEA with strong risk-adjusted returns. In January 2018, Helicap was born out of an apartment in Singapore; today, it employs over 20 professionals with two MAS-regulated subsidiaries and offices in Singapore, Malaysia, France and Dubai.

David Z Wang
Co-founder and CEO

David has a decade of experience across investment banks - Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, and Nomura. He left banking in 2016 to establish 33 Capital, a tech-focused investment firm investing in FinTech and e-commerce startups in Southeast Asia. Among its successes, 33 Capital led a Series B investment in a FinTech payments company which was recently listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange. His experience with 33 Capital made him realize how difficult it was for private investors to find quality alternative investment opportunities due to the lack of access. He decided to use his knowledge and experience in wealth management and venture capital to create a tech-enabled platform that would become investors’ go-to partner for sourcing private investment opportunities with healthy risk-return profiles. He was awarded Top FinTech Leader by the Singapore FinTech Association in 2019 and was a Singapore Founder Finalist for the MAS FinTech Awards in 2020. He graduated from the National University of Singapore as a University Scholar, with a semester abroad at the University of Southern California. He also holds a certification in FinTech from MIT. In his free time, he enjoys sports, wine, and travelling with his family.

Quentin Vanoekel
Co-founder, CIO

With more than 15 years of experience in Southeast Asian markets, Quentin is a seasoned investment professional who has invested across the capital structure.Before co-founding Helicap, he was a Venture Partner at renowned venture capital firms, including 33 Capital and Via iD, and the Deputy CFO of MC Payment, a regional FinTech company providing omni-channel payment solutions, , where he met his fellow co-founder David Z Wang.Prior to that, Quentin was an Executive Director at Bongo Capital, a family office investing across industries in Indonesia and Europe. He was also part of the founding team that set up and ran the asset management arm for the group, during which he obtained the Investment Manager License certified by Indonesia’s OJK in 2012 (fka Bapepam-LK).He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Business Management, majoring in Finance, from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management in Belgium. He is also fluent in French and conversational in Bahasa Indonesia.

Jeremy Tan
Co-founder and COO

Prior to becoming Helicap’s COO, Jeremy was a Director at Jia Shing Enterprise – a family owned- business and family office in Singapore – and a Director at JL Capital, which managed a billion dollar Global Macro Hedge Fund. Throughout his career, he spent considerable time at both front and back office functions, and spearheaded the launch of a structured bond fund; and launched numerous new funds in various jurisdictions including Singapore, Delaware, the Cayman Islands, Mauritius and Cyprus. Jeremy holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with Honours and a Minor in Technopreneurship from the National University of Singapore, where in 2004, he first met fellow Helicap Co-Founder David Z Wang.

Our team

“We are a vibrant and diverse team that puts people first and delivers with excellence, passion, and transparency. We are different, we are Helicap.”

David Z Wang

Co-founder and Group CEO of Helicap

Jitendra Jaitawat

CTO

Jitendra Jaitawat
CTO

Jitendra, former Executive Director with Goldman Sachs Technology, possesses more than 15 years of experience in Financial Services building mission critical Portfolio Management & Trading platforms and leading complex enterprise scale build-outs. He graduated from MNIT-India with a Bachelor of Technology and started his career with IBM as an Application Programmer in 2006, before joining Goldman Sachs in 2008, where he worked more than a decade holding various roles across Tokyo and Singapore. He has a strong passion for yoga and meditation and holds a diploma in Yoga Science, History & Philosophy.

Zhang Quan Gan, CFA

VP, Investments and Analytics

Zhang Quan Gan, CFA
VP, Investments and Analytics

Zhang Quan is responsible for investment origination, due diligence and execution, and the development of proprietary analytics capabilities to enhance investment decisions and portfolio risk management at Helicap. Prior to joining Helicap, Zhang Quan was a government scholar and manager in Enterprise Singapore, overseeing a $1.5 billion loan portfolio and structuring venture debt and growth capital financing for underserved businesses in Singapore. He has also worked in Dymon Asia Capital and UOB Asset Management across macro-economic research, risk and operations. Zhang Quan graduated summa cum laude from Singapore Management University with a Bachelor of Business Management, and was top of the cohort in his major of Quantitative Finance. In his free time, he enjoys playing football and racquet sports.

Cheryl Tay

Director, Sales & Partnerships

Cheryl Tay
Director, Sales & Partnerships

Cheryl is Helicap's VP of Sales and Business Development. She has managed investments for ultra-high and high-net-worth clients at Citibank, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, and Maybank Private Banking for the past decade. In her extensive experience, she has managed portfolios based on solutions across a variety of asset classes. She holds a Bachelor's Degree with Honours in Science, majoring in Life Science with a concentration in Biomedical Science from the National University of Singapore. She is fluent in English and Mandarin. In her free time, she enjoys fitness activities, wine, dining, and spending time with friends and family.

Alma Ceric

Business Development

Alma Ceric
Business Development

Alma is Helicap's VP of Sales and Investor Relations. Before joining Helicap, Alma worked at Validus Capital as a Team Lead for Investor Relations, focusing on investor strategy and the acquisition and servicing of high-net-worth individuals and institutional investors on Validus' platform. She has worked at Prudential as a Senior Financial Consultant and as a Criminal Lawyer. Alma holds a Masters in Business Administration and Sciences and a Bachelor of Law. She is fluent in both English and Bosnian. During her free time, she enjoys yoga, watching movies, and spending time with her family and friends.

Louis Lam

VP, Investments

Louis Lam
VP, Investments

With a strong interest in entrepreneurship and microfinance, Louis joined the Helicap adventure as an Investment Associate to originate and execute private debt deals as well as handle support functions at the group level. Prior to joining Helicap, Louis worked at EY and at French VC firm Sowefund as an Investment Analyst. Louis graduated from EDHEC Business School with an MSc in Corporate Finance and Banking and a Master’s in Management. He speaks English, French, and Vietnamese.

Caleb Lim

VP, Growth

Caleb Lim
VP, Growth

Caleb is responsible for all things growth at Helicap Labs. Previously a senior investment manager and pioneer of Huobi Ventures Singapore, Caleb has worked on scaling business ideas from 0-1, and additionally has experience covering both equity and token transactions. He has worked in investment banking at organisations such as Deutsche bank, Societe Generale and Rabobank. Caleb holds a BEng in Chemical Engineering from National University of Singapore, where he also pursued a second major in Business Management.

Rahul Khemka

Co-founder & Director, Helicap Securities

Rahul Khemka
Co-founder & Director, Helicap Securities

Rahul is Co-Founder and Director of Helicap Securities. He has over 15 years investment banking experience in London and Singapore with a focus on the Technology, Media, Cleantech and Oil and Gas sectors. Prior to founding Helicap Securities, Rahul worked at a number of international banks including Rothschild, UBS, Lazard and DNB Markets where he focused on originating and executing corporate finance and M&A transactions. He has completed over 25 transactions with a combined value of ~US$7 billion. Rahul holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University.

Novia Salim

Senior Manager, Finance and Operations

Novia Salim
Senior Manager, Finance and Operations

Prior to joining Helicap, Novia worked with Philips Electronics as a Credit Risk Analyst. Since 2014, she has also served as a volunteer for Singapore-based social enterprise organisation Empact Pte Ltd. She graduated from the University of London with a BSc in Accounting and Finance. She is also fluent in Bahasa Indonesia and Malayu and basic Mandarin.

Chen Fang Chiew

Manager, Compliance

Chen Fang Chiew
Manager, Compliance

Chen Fang is responsible for the overall compliance framework for Helicap. Prior to joining Helicap, Chen Fang has worked in Deloitte & Touché LLP as part of the audit and assurance team. As a former assistant manager at a Singapore-based compliance consultancy firm Lymon, Chen Fang also carried out internal audits covering regulatory compliance and operational aspects on various financial institutions.

Cindy Chai

Manager, Admin and Office

Cindy Chai
Manager, Admin and Office

Cindy is an Admin & Office Manager at Helicap, where she is responsible for providing administrative and corporate secretary support to the business. Prior to joining Helicap, Cindy worked at MCI Group Asia Pacific as an Admin Executive that encompasses all aspects of administrative & facility management, and providing secretary service to APAC COO. She graduated from the Northern University of Malaysia with a Bachelor of Business Administration. She is also fluent in Bahasa Melayu, Korean, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Richard Ong

Manager, Helicap Securities

Richard Ong
Manager, Helicap Securities

Richard is the Manager of Private Capital Solutions (PCS) at Helicap Securities. He brings with him extensive experience gained from his previous role as part of the Regional Leveraged & Acquisition Financing team at CIMB, where he successfully facilitated over USD 6 billion in debt financing for leveraged acquisition exercises carried out by large corporate and private equity firms. His prior appointments encompass product management, strategy, and corporate finance functions, spanning across various industries including artificial intelligence, manufacturing, and F&B. Richard holds a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce, with a double major in Finance and Economics from the esteemed University of Melbourne. In his leisure time, he indulges in playing the guitar, culinary pursuits, crafting cocktails, and snowboarding.

Shi En Wong

Senior Associate, Product Management

Shi En Wong
Senior Associate, Product Management

Shi En oversees the product lifecycle at Helicap from ideation to execution. She focuses on aligning user and business requirements with tech development strategy. Prior to joining Helicap, Shi En worked at Advance Intelligence where she contributed to corporate development efforts across 9 markets and internal strategy-mapping in a high-growth environment. She is also a 200HR YTT certified ashtanga yogi and loves all things to do with design-thinking, fermentation, running and music.

Yi Bing Chin

Senior Associate, Operations

Yi Bing Chin
Senior Associate, Operations

Yi Bing is a member of the Helicap KL Operations Team and oversees crucial tasks such as data management, deal execution, due diligence, and client/regulatory reporting for the Helicap group. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, with a specialization in Finance from the University of Wollongong in Malaysia. Prior to joining Helicap, he gained experience in investment operations at Hong Leong Investment and later took on middle office operations at Standard Chartered. During his tenure, he efficiently managed trade support and risk management functions.

Akin Deniz Heper

Senior Associate, Investments

Akin Deniz Heper
Senior Associate, Investments

As an Investments Associate at Helicap Investments Pte. Ltd, Akin is a part of the fund management team for Helicap’s funds channeling global investor capital to the alternative lending space in Asia. Leveraging his deep interests in decentralised finance and impact investing, he also fulfills support functions at the group level. Prior to joining Helicap, Akin worked with early-stage Asia-domiciled start-ups with impact mandates raise equity funding as an Investor Intelligence Officer at Zingforce Ventures. Akin graduated from Yale-NUS College with a Bachelor of Arts with Honors degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, where his finishing thesis explored the regulatory tensions between world governments and the growing influence of DeFi. He speaks Turkish and English at a native level and has a conversational understanding of German and French.

Terence Lim

Associate, Investor Relations & Operations

Terence Lim
Associate, Investor Relations & Operations

Terence is an Investor Relations Associate and a member of the Operations team at Helicap Investments Pte. Ltd. He has a pivotal role in ensuring all operational matters are aligned and cohesive, by establishing and maintaining high level of communication and engagement, both within the organization as well as external stakeholders such as fund administrator, corporate secretary, and investors. With a nuanced approach to communication, Terence ensured a seamless transition for Helicap Fund novation, shifting from a Private Limited entity into a Variable Capital Company. He is a graduate of Singapore University of Social Sciences with a Honors Degree in Finance with a Minor in Business.

Shafeeqrahman

Senior Associate, Marketing

Shafeeqrahman
Senior Associate, Marketing

Shafeeqrahman is a Senior Associate in Marketing at Helicap, where he is responsible for generating content across platforms and runs digital campaigns for the contents created. He also liaises with different department PICs and manages communication for investors. With over 5 years of experience in marketing, Shafeeq has a proven track record of success in developing and executing successful 360 marketing campaigns. He is skilled in content creation, social media marketing, and digital marketing. Prior to joining Helicap, Shafeeq worked as a Content Specialist at Astro and a Brand Executive at Axiata Group. He is a graduate of the International Islamic University Malaysia with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications. In his free time, Shafeeq enjoys baking, painting, and traveling. He is also an avid photographer and loves capturing the beauty of places he travels to.

Ahnusuria Devi

Senior Associate, Marketing

Ahnusuria Devi
Senior Associate, Marketing

Ahnusuria brings over six years of experience to her role as Senior Associate in Helicap's Marketing team. Her expertise spans a diverse range of industries, having collaborated with renowned brands like Ambi Pur and Oral-B, as well as working on multi-brand campaigns. At Helicap, Ahnusuria serves as the brand custodian, meticulously overseeing the company's collaterals, website, and social media presence. She also actively contributes to brand development initiatives and social media management. A graduate of Northumbria University Newcastle with an honours degree in Graphic Design, Ahnusuria is deeply passionate about leveraging her design skills to enhance communication and user experience, forging meaningful connections with consumers.

Emilie Henon

Senior Associate, Helicap Securities

Emilie Henon
Senior Associate, Helicap Securities

Emilie is the Senior Associate of Private Capital Solutions (PCS) at Helicap Securities. Her past achievements span across Financial Services, Consumer Products, and Sustainability in internal control, corporate finance, and project management roles. Noteworthy contributions include supporting MNCs’ sustainability goals with IT solutions in the APAC region and optimizing large-scale finance workflows in MNCs and a Private Bank for increased efficiency. Emilie holds a Master’s Degree in International Business from the renowned ESSEC Business School.During her free time, she enjoys video editing and rock-climbing

Ray Lau

Associate, Finance

Ray Lau
Associate, Finance

As a Finance Associate at Helicap, Ray is responsible for maintaining the accounting records for all entities and at Group level. Prior to joining Helicap, Ray worked at KPMG as a Senior Associate in the audit and assurance department where he carried out audits for companies in the financial services industry. Ray graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor of Accountancy with Honors (Distinction).

Cindy Chai

Manager, Admin and Office

Cindy Chai
Manager, Admin and Office

Cindy is an Admin & Office Manager at Helicap, where she is responsible for providing administrative and corporate secretary support to the business. Prior to joining Helicap, Cindy worked at MCI Group Asia Pacific as an Admin Executive that encompasses all aspects of administrative & facility management, and providing secretary service to APAC COO. She graduated from the Northern University of Malaysia with a Bachelor of Business Administration. She is also fluent in Bahasa Melayu, Korean, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Richard Ong

Manager, Helicap Securities

Richard Ong
Manager, Helicap Securities

Richard is the Manager of Private Capital Solutions (PCS) at Helicap Securities. He brings with him extensive experience gained from his previous role as part of the Regional Leveraged & Acquisition Financing team at CIMB, where he successfully facilitated over USD 6 billion in debt financing for leveraged acquisition exercises carried out by large corporate and private equity firms. His prior appointments encompass product management, strategy, and corporate finance functions, spanning across various industries including artificial intelligence, manufacturing, and F&B. Richard holds a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce, with a double major in Finance and Economics from the esteemed University of Melbourne. In his leisure time, he indulges in playing the guitar, culinary pursuits, crafting cocktails, and snowboarding.

Shi En Wong

Senior Associate, Product Management

Shi En Wong
Senior Associate, Product Management

Shi En oversees the product lifecycle at Helicap from ideation to execution. She focuses on aligning user and business requirements with tech development strategy. Prior to joining Helicap, Shi En worked at Advance Intelligence where she contributed to corporate development efforts across 9 markets and internal strategy-mapping in a high-growth environment. She is also a 200HR YTT certified ashtanga yogi and loves all things to do with design-thinking, fermentation, running and music.

Yi Bing Chin

Senior Associate, Operations

Yi Bing Chin
Senior Associate, Operations

Yi Bing is a member of the Helicap KL Operations Team and oversees crucial tasks such as data management, deal execution, due diligence, and client/regulatory reporting for the Helicap group. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, with a specialization in Finance from the University of Wollongong in Malaysia. Prior to joining Helicap, he gained experience in investment operations at Hong Leong Investment and later took on middle office operations at Standard Chartered. During his tenure, he efficiently managed trade support and risk management functions.

Akin Deniz Heper

Senior Associate, Investments

Akin Deniz Heper
Senior Associate, Investments

As an Investments Associate at Helicap Investments Pte. Ltd, Akin is a part of the fund management team for Helicap’s funds channeling global investor capital to the alternative lending space in Asia. Leveraging his deep interests in decentralised finance and impact investing, he also fulfills support functions at the group level. Prior to joining Helicap, Akin worked with early-stage Asia-domiciled start-ups with impact mandates raise equity funding as an Investor Intelligence Officer at Zingforce Ventures. Akin graduated from Yale-NUS College with a Bachelor of Arts with Honors degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, where his finishing thesis explored the regulatory tensions between world governments and the growing influence of DeFi. He speaks Turkish and English at a native level and has a conversational understanding of German and French.

Terence Lim

Associate, Investor Relations & Operations

Terence Lim
Associate, Investor Relations & Operations

Terence is an Investor Relations Associate and a member of the Operations team at Helicap Investments Pte. Ltd. He has a pivotal role in ensuring all operational matters are aligned and cohesive, by establishing and maintaining high level of communication and engagement, both within the organization as well as external stakeholders such as fund administrator, corporate secretary, and investors. With a nuanced approach to communication, Terence ensured a seamless transition for Helicap Fund novation, shifting from a Private Limited entity into a Variable Capital Company. He is a graduate of Singapore University of Social Sciences with a Honors Degree in Finance with a Minor in Business.

Shafeeqrahman

Senior Associate, Marketing

Shafeeqrahman
Senior Associate, Marketing

Shafeeqrahman is a Senior Associate in Marketing at Helicap, where he is responsible for generating content across platforms and runs digital campaigns for the contents created. He also liaises with different department PICs and manages communication for investors. With over 5 years of experience in marketing, Shafeeq has a proven track record of success in developing and executing successful 360 marketing campaigns. He is skilled in content creation, social media marketing, and digital marketing. Prior to joining Helicap, Shafeeq worked as a Content Specialist at Astro and a Brand Executive at Axiata Group. He is a graduate of the International Islamic University Malaysia with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications. In his free time, Shafeeq enjoys baking, painting, and traveling. He is also an avid photographer and loves capturing the beauty of places he travels to.

Ahnusuria Devi

Senior Associate, Marketing

Ahnusuria Devi
Senior Associate, Marketing

Ahnusuria brings over six years of experience to her role as Senior Associate in Helicap's Marketing team. Her expertise spans a diverse range of industries, having collaborated with renowned brands like Ambi Pur and Oral-B, as well as working on multi-brand campaigns. At Helicap, Ahnusuria serves as the brand custodian, meticulously overseeing the company's collaterals, website, and social media presence. She also actively contributes to brand development initiatives and social media management. A graduate of Northumbria University Newcastle with an honours degree in Graphic Design, Ahnusuria is deeply passionate about leveraging her design skills to enhance communication and user experience, forging meaningful connections with consumers.

Emilie Henon

Senior Associate, Helicap Securities

Emilie Henon
Senior Associate, Helicap Securities

Emilie is the Senior Associate of Private Capital Solutions (PCS) at Helicap Securities. Her past achievements span across Financial Services, Consumer Products, and Sustainability in internal control, corporate finance, and project management roles. Noteworthy contributions include supporting MNCs’ sustainability goals with IT solutions in the APAC region and optimizing large-scale finance workflows in MNCs and a Private Bank for increased efficiency. Emilie holds a Master’s Degree in International Business from the renowned ESSEC Business School.During her free time, she enjoys video editing and rock-climbing

Ray Lau

Associate, Finance

Ray Lau
Associate, Finance

As a Finance Associate at Helicap, Ray is responsible for maintaining the accounting records for all entities and at Group level. Prior to joining Helicap, Ray worked at KPMG as a Senior Associate in the audit and assurance department where he carried out audits for companies in the financial services industry. Ray graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor of Accountancy with Honors (Distinction).

key advisors and investors

Dr. Ilham Habibie

Special Advisor and Investor

Dr. Ilham Habibie
Special Advisor and Investor

Since 2018, Dr. Ilham A. Habibie has been the Chairman of Bank Muamalat, the first Islamic (shariah) Bank in Indonesia. Prior to that, he co-founded PT.ILTHABI Rekatama in 2002, a private investment company in Indonesia. Always with the desire and will to contribute to the development of his country, Dr. Habibie has also founded the Habibie Center (THC), an institution dedicated to promoting and developing the concept of democracy in Indonesia. He is also Chief Executive of the National ICT Council of Indonesia. Dr. Ilham Habibie has an engineering background with a Doktor-Ingenieur degree from the Technical University of Munich in Germany. He also holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, USA.

Shawn Wei Zhong Huang

Investor

Shawn Wei Zhong Huang
Investor

Shawn Wei Zhong Huang is a Singaporean politician and businessman with a wealth of experience in both the public and private sectors. He is currently serving as the Member of Parliament for Jurong Spring and is the Director for Enterprise Development at Temasek Holdings. Shawn graduated from the United States Air Force Academy with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering and was a Top Military Graduate. He then went on to earn a Master of Business Administration from Tsinghua University with the Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship. Prior to entering politics, Shawn served as an F-16 fighter pilot in the Republic of Singapore Air Force. He flew missions in support of national security and contributed to the RSAF's mission of defending Singapore's airspace. In his current role at Temasek Holdings, Shawn is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to grow Temasek's portfolio of businesses. He is also a member of the Jurong GRC Town Council and the Singapore Armed Forces Reserves. He is a member of the Parliamentary Committee for Finance, Trade and Industry, and Education. He is also the Founding Director of Tasek Jurong and GreenSG. Shawn is a valuable asset to Singapore and is committed to making a positive contribution to society.

Teo Ser Luck

Board Advisor and Investor

Teo Ser Luck
Board Advisor and Investor

Teo Ser Luck, Board Advisor and investor at Helicap, is currently the Chairman of FinTech company Nufin Data and a former Member of Parliament of Singapore. He has served as Singapore's Minister of State for Transport & Industry as well as Minister of State for Manpower. He holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University.

Samuel Rhee

Senior Advisor and Investor

Samuel Rhee
Senior Advisor and Investor

Sam is a Fintech investor & entrepreneur based in Singapore. He is a 25-year veteran of the finance industry and currently serves as senior advisor to Helicap. He is also the founder & CEO of Voveo Capital, a Fintech focused venture capital investment holding company investing and building up early & growth stage companies across Asia Pacific. He was formerly the CEO & CIO of Morgan Stanley Investment Management in Asia, where he worked for 17 years of his distinguished career. He is Founding Partner & Chief Investment Officer of Endowus, a Singapore-based Fintech company that empowers people to take control of their financial future through data driven personalized advice solutions. He is also Senior Advisor to M-DAQ, a Singapore home grown Fintech company focused on FX.

Sharon Sim

Advisor

Sharon Sim
Advisor

Sharon is the Co-Founder and General Partner at Purpose Venture Capital, an early-stage Venture Capital firm building sustainable and profitable tech businesses to deliver on profit with purpose. A veteran investment banker and wealth manager, Sharon has over 20 years of experience in the financial industry based in Hong Kong and Singapore, in institutional equities sales and wealth management, advising global institutional fund managers, sovereign wealth funds, ultra-high net worth investors, and family offices. She has held senior private banker roles at Citi Private Bank, J.P. Morgan, and UBS and has advised prominent Asian clients on public and private investments, asset allocation, and legacy planning. Prior to Wealth Management, Sharon held Senior Institutional Asian Equities Sales roles at global investment banks like Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers and Deutsche Bank, Nomura and Barclays.

How Teck Lim

Investor

How Teck Lim
Investor

How Teck Lim, Senior Adviser at Helicap is currently the Chairman of Heliconia Capital (part of the Temasek Group) and a Board Member at Mizuho Securities in Singapore. He is also the Senior Advisor to Bain Capital and a Board Director on a number of listed and private companies. He holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the National University of Singapore and graduated from the Harvard School of Business with a degree in Corporate Financial Management and Advanced Management Program in 1983 and 1989. He was awarded the Eminent Business Alumni Award by the NUS Business School in 2012 and the Public Service Star in 2014.

Grace Tang

Advisor and Investor

Grace Tang
Advisor and Investor

Grace is the Executive Director of Phillip Private Equity Pte Ltd, which is part of a large Asian financial group collectively known as PhillipCapital Group that has operations in at least 15 countries. A veteran in private equity and venture capital investment space for more than 20 years, Grace has been managing third-party funds in excess of S$500 million, and successfully executed all stages of capital-raising exercise – from setting up of fund structures, documentation to sourcing for funds and constructing portfolio investments. Grace had built a strong network in the financial industry with institutions, business owners, ultra-high net worth investors and family offices. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics and Economics) from the National University of Singapore, and is a Certified Family Office Advisor certified by the Wealth Management Institute.

Sam Phoen

Senior Advisor and Investor

Sam Phoen
Senior Advisor and Investor

Sam Phoen has over 25 years of working experience, having worked in a Bank, a Hedge Fund, and a Sovereign Wealth Fund in various senior positions. He specializes in investment management, consulting, and training in Wealth Management, Capital Markets and Soft Skills courses. He is the author of two highly acclaimed books “High Net Worth Investing – How to grow your wealth through practical asset allocation” featured in The Straits Times in April 2017, and “Personality Driven Portfolio – How to invest right for your style”. Sam graduated from National University of Singapore and is a CFA. He was also a board director for CFA Singapore for 3 years.

Kosuke Mori

Investor and Board Member

Kosuke Mori
Investor and Board Member

Kosuke Mori is a Managing Director at Saison Capital, the venture arm of Credit Saison, one of Japan’s largest consumer credit companies. He likes to work with founders who are building platforms or ecosystems that can deliver financial services to the underbanked. Today, Mori-san shares his 20-year experience with the most innovative Asian start-ups as he sits on several on their boards as well as Credit Saison's subsidiaries and JVs across the region. Kosuke Mori graduated from the University of Tokyo with a Bachelor’s Degree of Law and holds an MBA degree from Stanford University.

Christopher Ganis

Investor

Christopher Ganis
Investor

Christopher is the Managing Director of investments at Indonesia Investment Authority. He was previously Southeast Asia Director of Asia Private Credit Opportunities, and Fixed Income at Blackrock.

Willson Cuaca

Investor

Willson Cuaca
Investor

With two decades of experience as serial-entrepreneur and VC, Willson is an early believer in Indonesia and Southeast Asia’s digital economy. Since 2009, he has been the Co-founder and Managing Partner of East Ventures, an early stage investment fund with a focus on consumer Internet, mobile, and SaaS. East Ventures has funded hundreds of early stage companies in Southeast Asia and has also exited investments through M&A to local and international companies. Willson is also an investor and advisor to multiple start-ups. He sits on the advisory board of Code4Nation.id, a grassroots developer movement to help the Indonesian government solve the corruption problem through various hackathons.

Sertac Yeltekin

Advisor

Sertac Yeltekin
Advisor

Mr. Sertac Yeltekin is the Founder and Managing Director of Zingforce Ventures and a Co-Founder and General Partner of Purpose Venture Capital in Singapore. Mr. Yeltekin has worked as a senior executive manager and consultant in finance for more than 20 years before moving on to impact investing, social finance and venture building for sustainable tech in 2017.

Yew Boon Chia

Advisor and Investor

Yew Boon Chia
Advisor and Investor

Trilingual in English, French and Chinese, Yew Boon has high level experience in sovereign wealth fund management, blockchain infrastructure investments, private equity, venture capital, investment banking, education, and government. He was CEO of a listed company involved in tertiary education in China and Australia, concurrently heading business development at its separately listed conglomerate parent. Prior to that he worked for GIC, one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds, following a stint in investment banking when he managed some well-ranked Asian equity research teams. His first employer was the Singapore government’s Economic Development Board (EDB); after serving as EDB’s Stockholm-based Director for Nordic Countries, he was put in charge of local manufacturing companies. Yew Boon now runs Catalyst Advisors International, a PE and VC consulting firm, is an Independent Non-Executive Director of an SGX-listed real estate investment trust and a HK-listed energy management systems integrator, and Advisor to Rosemoor Capital, a blockchain infrastructure VC investment manager with partners in New York and London. Mr. Chia graduated in chemical engineering with a Diplôme d’Ingénieur-Chimiste from the École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Strasbourg, France.

Anthony Siau

Advisor and Investor

Anthony Siau
Advisor and Investor

Anthony has over 23 years of global experience in asset management, consultancy, and capital markets. He is currently the Managing Partner of Kairos Capital Group based in Singapore. Previously, Anthony was the Principal Officer of RHB Asset Management in Malaysia and the CEO of RHB Asset Management in Singapore, and was also the co-founder and CEO of Ericsenz Capital in Singapore. Anthony serves as an advisor to various financial services firms regionally, including Asia Risk Congress, a regional conference organiser and publisher, and he is a regular speaker at various Asia-Pacific conferences.

Hiba Zeino Steyn

Advisor

Hiba Zeino Steyn
Advisor

Hiba’s 15yr+ career has covered strategic communications, investor relations, and C-suite support in the asset management space. She spent five years at Kingdom Hotel Investments in Dubai where she helped implement the company’s value realisation strategy as well as refinance US$500M in asset-backed loans.Prior to that, Hiba helped establish the Brookings Doha Center as the first think tank in Qatar. She also has PR agency experience managing the account of a large banking institution in Doha. Hiba has a BA in Political Studies with distinction from the American University of Beirut and a Master of International Business from the Fletcher School at Tufts University in Massachusetts.

Jean-Baptiste Feat

Advisor and Investor

Jean-Baptiste Feat
Advisor and Investor

Jean-Baptiste Feat joined Tikehau Capital in 2008. He currently serves as Co-Chief Investment Officer of Tikehau Investment Management and Co-Head of Asia. He was previously Co-Head of Private Debt (between 2013 and 2020). Prior to that, he developed the mezzanine debt business and then the Private Debt division as a whole. He began his career in mergers and acquisitions at Citigroup in 2001 and then at Goldman Sachs from 2005 onwards. Education: EDHEC Business School, London School of Economics

Patrick Hong

Advisor and Investor

Patrick Hong
Advisor and Investor

Patrick Hong boasts more than 17 years of accomplished experience as an investment banker, having worked in key financial centers including New York, Hong Kong, Seoul and Singapore. He is the founder of Helicap Securities. Prior to this, he held the position of Managing Director and Head of Southeast Asia Debt Capital Markets at Nomura, where he was accountable for leading the origination and execution of public and private market credit transactions. Additionally, he has previously served in corporate finance and capital markets roles for reputable institutions such as Lehman Brothers, Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup and NationsBanc Montgomery. Patrick is a Princeton University graduate with a degree in Economics.

Beng Wah Tan

Senior Advisor, Helicap Securities

Beng Wah Tan
Senior Advisor, Helicap Securities

Beng Wah has over 30 years experience in global markets across fixed income and credit markets. Based in Singapore, he has held management positions in European banks and a major South East Asian bank. Earlier in his career, he worked in sales and distribution roles covering large financial institutions in Singapore and the region. Beng Wah graduated with First Class Honours from University of Otago and is a CFA. He is presently a private investor and entrepreneur. He has also been, since its inception in 2008, a board member of a foundation for a non-profit NGO advocating for human dignity and environmental justice.

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