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ATxInspire War Stories
EVENT

Asia Tech x Inspire - War Stories of Tech

Hear from disruptors and innovators on their personal war stories and breaking new ground in the tech industry.

Date and time
LocationThe Meeting Point, JTC LaunchPad
Blk 73B Ayer Rajah Crescent, S139966
Link to register Registration is closed

About

Hear from disruptors, innovators, and entrepreneurs on their personal war stories and breaking new ground in the tech industry. You can glean insights from our dynamic panelists on navigating through their unique set of challenges, raise funds, expand their operations into international markets, develop world-class products in Singapore and build a global brand. Our female panelists will also share their personal journey on being a female leader in tech and driving innovation to achieve business goals. This is a session not to be missed for the startup community, tech professionals and aspiring young talent.

Key takeaways

Hear from disruptors, innovators, and entrepreneurs on their personal war stories and breaking new ground in the tech industry. You can glean insights from our dynamic panellists on navigating through their unique set of challenges, raise funds, expand their operations into international markets, develop world-class products in Singapore and build a global brand. Our female panellists will also share their personal journey on being a female leader in tech and driving innovation to achieve business goals. This is a session not to be missed for the startup community, tech professionals and aspiring young talent.
Raising funds from investors

Summary

Gather insights into what investors look for in a startup and what makes a successful pitch.

Scaling business into international markets

Summary

Learn the challenges and opportunities of doing business across borders and what it takes to succeed in different cultural context.

Building successful innovative product teams in Singapore

Summary

Hear from our panellists on how they create a culture of innovation with their global experience to develop world-class products and build a global brand.

Breaking the glass ceiling

Summary

Discover the personal journeys of being a female leader in tech.

Speakers

The ATxInspire event will feature a lineup of speakers from the tech industry who will share their insights. 
Aaron Tan

Aaron Tan

Co-Founder & CEO, Carro

SPEAKER

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 Teng

Allan Teng

Founder and Senior Advisor Workato Asia Pacific & Japan General Manager & Vice-President Workato Japan

SPEAKER

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.
Lai Shanru

Lai Shanru

Co-Founder, Shopback

SPEAKER
Lai Shanru is one of the co-founders of ShopBack, Asia-Pacific’s leading shopping and rewards platform, and one of Singapore's fastest growing startups. In 8 years, Shanru and team scaled ShopBack to serve over 35 million shoppers across 10 markets, and power over US$3.5B in annual sales for over 10,000 merchant partners. She was named to the Forbes’ ‘30 Under 30 Asia’ List in 2018, for being a change-maker in her field.
Maya Lewis

Maya Lewis

Vice President Strategy, Sequoia Capital

SPEAKER
Maya graduated from Stanford with a BA in East Asian Studies and an MS in Management Science & Engineering. She developed her interest in tech and startups while at Stanford, interning at a 25 person startup for two years while in school. After graduating, she did a short stint at Booz&Co before moving to Uber and then Google. In Fall 2021, she relocated to Singapore to join Advance Intelligence Group, and is now VP of Strategy at Sequoia India and Southeast Asia. She is passionate about user insights and building products that solve real user needs.
Nicholas Tan

Nicholas Tan

Chief Financial Officer, Ace Global Business Acquisition Ltd

SPEAKER
Nicholas is a former SEA Games gold medallist and national swimming record holder for Singapore. Since then, he went on to be part of the founding team at Shopee in 2014, and recently become the CFO of Nasdaq listed-spac (NASDAQ:ACBA). Recently,  Nicholas is also founding investor of a brand incubation platform called East Ocean. East Ocean accelerates the expansion of international brands such as Gentle Monster, Pinko, Cult Gaia, David Koma, By Far into the China market.