Douglas Abrahms
Founder and CEO, Expara and Expara IDM Ventures

Douglas Abrams is the founder and CEO of Expara and Expara IDM Ventures, an incubator fund and business accelerator for interactive and digital media companies. He is a Founding Partner and Managing Director of Extream Ventures, an early-stage venture capital fund backed by the
Singapore Government’s National Research Foundation (NRF).  He was previously a Founding Partner of Parallax Capital Management, a funds management company. All four companies are based in Singapore. Prior to coming to Singapore, Douglas managed information technology at J.P.Morgan for 14 years.

He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore’s Business School, where he has taught since 2001 and is a Visiting Professor in Entrepreneurship for the Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. He has served on the organizing committees or as a judge for numerous business plan competitions (BPC) including: Start-Up@Singapore, Stanford Global Entrepreneurship Challenge, Lee Kuan Yew Global BPC, the Wharton BPC, Asia Moot Corp, and INSEAD BVC. Douglas is a Director and former co-Deputy chairman of the South East Asia Business Angel Investor Network and has served on the board of the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA).

Douglas graduated from the Annenberg School, University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Communications and received an MBA from The Wharton School.