James Chan

James Chan

Advisor, International Markets

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James is founder and Executive Chairman at Silicon Straits, an innovation tribe in Asia Pacific that is building a better platform for designers, engineers & entrepreneurs to get together, be inspired, make things and start or grow companies….

James Chan

Advisor, International Markets
  • James is founder and Executive Chairman at Silicon Straits, an innovation tribe in Asia Pacific that is building a better platform for designers, engineers & entrepreneurs to get together, be inspired, make things and start or grow companies. Silicon Straits has 50+ employees across offices in Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City, and oversees US$15M in early- stage investments across North America and Asia Pacific. James is also on the boards of Burpple, Caarly and E14 Fund.

    Prior to Silicon Straits, James honed his craft at Neoteny Labs, Walden International, Infocomm Investments and Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, with a broad range of experiences in economic development, investment promotion, business development, operations, venture capital and entrepreneurship, in the fields of Technology, Media and Telecommunications. James has led and executed over 30 venture investments in early and growth-stage technology companies since 2007.