Hian Goh is a Founding Partner of NSI Ventures, a Series A venture capital fund focused on technology and Internet companies in Southeast Asia. The fund has invested into 8 companies, including Gojek, Redmart, Chope, and Zimplistic, the makers of Rotimatic.
NSI Ventures is part of the Northstar Group, a private equity firm managing more than $1.2B in committed equity capital, dedicated to investing in growth companies in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. The Northstar Group has invested over $2.2B with its co-investors in the region.
Prior to NSI Ventures, Hian was the founder of the Asian Food Channel (AFC), a 24-hour food and lifestyle pay TV network, which was acquired by Scripps Networks in 2013.
Hian began his career as an investment banker and in 1999 was a founding member of the Salomon Smith Barney technology investment banking practice in Asia (now part of Citigroup).
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Hian graduated with a degree in jurisprudence (law) from Trinity College, Oxford, and an MBA from INSEAD. He is also a Reserve Officer with the Singapore Navy and is a board member of the Singapore Science Centre.
Hian is a member of Class 20 and served his fellowship at NSI Ventures under the mentorship of General Partner Shane Chesson. He was a mentor to Vishal Harnal (Class 22) of 500 Startups.