Chin Tahn-Joo
Venture Partner, F&H Fund Management

Ms Chin Tahn Joo has worked and lived in Singapore, Silicon Valley in US, and Beijing in China as a technology manager, venture capitalist and investment banker.

She started her career as an electrical engineer participating in the early days of Singapore Changi Airport Development. She then moved on to pioneer the setting up of a public IT research organization and became Director of Information Technology Institute (ITI) which is part of I2R now. She joined the National Science and Technology Board to manage its first technology venture fund as Partner of Venture TDF, which has invested in companies such as Alibaba.com, Sina.com, Webex (acquired by Cisco), and Mediaring.com (SGX listed). She participated in several national technopreneurship programs, and co-founded the Singapore Israel Industry R&D fund (SIIRD) together with the Chief Scientist from Israel.

She moved to the Silicon Valley for about 15 years to invest in high tech start-ups in US. Subsequently, she returned to Asia and Singapore as Managing Director of the Hina Group and became an investment banker advising on cross border investments and M&A opportunities with China market as the focus. Her investment banking clients include Tata Consulting Services, ST Electronics, and Hyflux. She is also an angel investor and has invested in Framedia (acquired by Focus Media), and Yeepay (a leading third party e-payment company in China). The RMB fund that she has co-founded at the Hina Group has made investments in Chineseall (leading e-publishing company), Shengjing360 (senior executive training for owners of China SMEs), and Xiangdu (Xinjiang winery).

Chin has been active as advisor and mentor for budding Singaporean entrepreneurs through her involvement as Adjunct Professor with the Enterprise Center of National University of Singapore and NUS Overseas College program (NOC), and frequent guest lecturer at the NTU Technopreneurship Center Chinese Master Program.

She holds a Master degree in Computer Science Computer Engineering from Stanford University, Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) with first class honors from the University of Singapore; and Diploma in Management Studies from the University of Chicago.