Pivotal Asia Ventures

Our Philosophy

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Share Our Experience

The Pivotal Team's unique and Asia-specific background in entrepreneurship, investments, capital raising and exits gives companies access to the full life cycle of potential guidance and support.
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Be Where the Action Is

Pivotal is based in Singapore, the fulcrum in an ongoing pivot towards the region.
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Remember to Think Big

Pivotal's investments are sourced regionally and extend their solutions globally in many cases. We like early-stage but focus on those with existing products, and customers and the vision to think big.
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The World is Changing

Asia is the best place to start and build a tech company today, it has the markets, it has the talent. And its not just China and India. We agree. The Tech playing field has leveled. Opportunities are everywhere. Get an idea and execute.
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Team

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Shane
CHESSON

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  • Founding Partner of Pivotal Asia Ventures
  • Over fourteen years of investment banking and investment experience with Asian technology companies
  • Prior to Pivotal, Managing Director and Co-Head, Technology Investment Banking, Citigroup Asia-Pacific Part of senior team awarded #1 in Asia TMT from 2008 – 2011
  • Completed over $10bn of transaction for Asian tech clients with deal sizes from $30mm – $3bn.
  • Highly experienced in Singapore M&A
  • Invested via Pivotal in Chope, Redmart and Crayon Data and managed more than ten other investments across Asia since 2010
  • MBA with Distinction INSEAD Singapore
  • Previously a strategy consultant for Bain & Company and GEM Consulting

Hian
GOH

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  • Founding Partner of Pivotal Asia Ventures
  • Over fourteen years of entrepreneurship experience in Asia
  • Founder of AFC, a 24 hour pay TV channel, sold to US media giant, Scripps Interactive in Apr 2013.
  • Raised over $20mm of VC financing for AFC – Winner of “Best performing investment by Singapore VC” Award
  • Previously, Advisor to Infocomm Investments, VC arm of IDA
  • Mentor at JFDI Incubator (Techstars affiliate), Entrepreneur in Residence at INSEAD in Singapore and Super-angel at Chope
  • Formerly with Solomon Smith Barney TMT Investment Banking
  • MBA with Distinction INSEAD Singapore, Law degree from Trinity college Oxford
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Investments & Partners