Grace is the CEO and founder of Ravel Innovation after founding the region's first startup coworking business (exited in 2019). Ravel designs and builds corporate innovation programs for Asia’s most progressive organisations and is partner of Google for Startups.
She is also the Managing Partner of Found Ventures, and have invested in more than 10 early stage tech startups across cybersecurity, B2B SaaS, Proptech and HRtech.
Currently, she is building a climatetech startup in stealth after raising an oversubscribed preseed round of $1.1M from notable investors and Southeast Asia's unicorn founders.
Grace is regarded as the node of entrepreneurship in Asia and speaks widely on that topic. Interested in ecosystem building and policy development for startups and enterprises, she has been invited by the Prime Minister's Offices in both Singapore and Malaysia, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, among others, to share her inputs. She is also an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at INSEAD.
Grace has been nominated as a Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum (2013), '40 Under 40' by Prestige Singapore (2014), and is a UN Women Entrepreneurship Day Ambassador.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Grace has an MBA from the University of Oxford, with Distinction, and was a Skoll Scholar (funded by Jeff Skoll, co-founder of eBay). She is also pursuing an Executive Master's in organizational psychology at INSEAD's Singapore campus.
Grace enjoys skiing and diving at least once a year, and is the proud owner of a handwritten journal entry by Nelson Mandela.
Grace served her fellowship at The Hub Singapore as a member of Class 21. Her mentor was Peng T. Ong (Mentor Class 18), Managing Director at Monk's Hill Ventures and one of Asia's most respected investors.