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Aaron is a programmer by training and a venture capitalist by profession. He founded his first startup at 13 and subsequently sold two companies before turning 21. He was also part of the founding team of Singtel Innov8 Ventures (a global US$300M strategic fund) and invested in over 60 companies globally.
Aaron left the fund in 2016 and founded Carro – SEA’s largest online retailer for vehicles. In 2021, Financial Times named Carro the fastest growing company in Asia Pacific with revenues of over US$1B annually in 2022. Carro has raised over US$700M to date and was last valued at over US$1B by Softbank Vision Fund and several sovereign funds.
Allan joined Workato’s Silicon Valley founding team in 2014, helping to set up the business in its early stages. His contributions helped to establish Workato’s foundations and spanned across product development, research and ideation as well as go-to-market strategy.
Upon moving back to Singapore, Allan built up presence in Asia Pacific and Japan from the ground up, and was instrumental in orchestrating Workato's rapid growth in the region. Over the past eight years, Allan served as Workato’s Founder and Managing Director of Asia Pacific & Japan.In his current role, Allan leads Workato’s expansion into Japan, while remaining a key pillar of the Asia Pacific team. Prior to Workato, Allan was the founder of 4 other startups in Singapore.