Team Singapore

Athletes are the highest performers

A program of Sport Singapore, spexBusiness is the robust customised scheme to help Team Singapore athletes strive towards the pinnacle of sporting excellence while empowering them to take charge of their future through a dual career opportunity. Quest Ventures is proud to be a partner.

Internships are structured with flexible durations and based in Singapore (for Southeast Asia). Candidates are expected to fulfill all conditions expected of a Venture Capital Analyst Intern.

Htoo Myat Naing
Analyst Intern, Summer 2022
Team Singapore: Water Polo. Captain/ Vice-Captain, National Youth Water Polo Team 2015/ 2017/ 2019. Gold, Jakarta Aquatic Invitation 2019. Silver, Malaysia Invitational Open Water Polo Championships. Gold, National School Games 2017 and 2018. Sport Excellence Scholar 2019 to 2022.

Bachelor of Business Management and Bachelor of Science (Computer Science), Summa Cum Laude, Singapore Management University. Raffles Diploma with Distinction. Colours Award Distinction.

Double post

Htoo was tasked to complete the set up of a new thematic venture capital fund and the audit of a special purpose investment vehicle.

With so many moving parts in the set up of a new fund, it was a challenging experience and shaped my understanding of legal, finance, project management, and people relations.

He was also responsible for the execution of an accelerator focused on sustainable impact, and conducted due diligence and financial modelling of its startups to ensure compliance and outcomes that were satisfactory to stakeholders.

Tessa Neo
Analyst Intern, Summer 2022
Team Singapore: Shooting. Silver, Asian Shooting Championship Doha 2019. Silver, Asian Air Gun Championships Kuwait 2018. Gold, SEA Games 10m Air Rifle Women 2015. Gold, SEA Games 10m Air Rifle Women Team 2015. Sport Excellence Scholar 2016 to 2022.

Bachelor of Business Management, Singapore Management University. Dip. Business Management, Ngee Ann Polytechnic. Colours Award Distinction.

Consistency

Tessa focused on human capital, a career development that she was interested in, and created and implemented HR policies and procedures for the group.

I was tasked to evaluate and implement a consistent set of human capital policies across our international offices. The process involved multiple stakeholders and significant financial committment. It resulted in a human capital framework that was compliant with regulations and highly motivational for staff.

She took responsibility for employee orientation; created policies for staff travel; revamped policies for compliance and anti-money laundering; and was also instrumental in the planning of a visit to an international startup ecosystem to promote the portfolio.

Ziglar Oh
Analyst Intern, Summer 2022
Team Singapore: Softball. Team Singapore World Ranking #13 2022. Gold, 30th Southeast Asia Games 2019. WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup 2019. Captain, U23 Men’s Team 2022. Sport Excellence Scholar 2019-2022.

Bachelors of Business (Banking and Finance), Nanyang Technological University. Raffles Institution. Colours Award Distinction. SSSC Sports Boy of the Year Award 2017.

Fast pitch

Ziglar joined as a summer analyst and was promptly placed in charge of an accelerator focused on sustainable impact.

I was given many opportunities to stretch myself professionally across different projects. Whether startup-specific or ecosystem-wide, our work was challenging, impactful, and certainly meaningful.

He undertook due diligence and financial modelling of numerous startups, and was also instrumental in the planning of a flagship ecosystem-wide event that engaged the investment community across multiple countries in Southeast Asia.

Jaslyn Hooi
Analyst Intern, Autumn 2020
Team Singapore: Badminton. 98th World Ranking 2020, Women’s Singles. Gold, Women’s Singles, National Open 2021 and 2020. Silver, Women’s Singles, National Open 2019. Vice Captain and Bronze, Women’s Team, 30th Southeast Asia Games 2019. Sport Excellence Scholar 2021, 2020 and 2019.

Dip. Business Management (Entrepreneurship), Ngee Ann Polytechnic Scholar, Ngee Ann Polytechnic. Colours Award Distinction, Singapore Sports School.

Smashing

Jaslyn’s first investment was a fintech startup in Indonesia where she drove the due diligence and investment process from start to finish. She subsequently drove the investment processes for many others.

I never thought I will be a part of the team igniting the financial empowerment of millions in Indonesia. The scale of our impact is tremendous if done right.

She took on responsibilities such as community services and family benefits that enabled portfolio companies to tap into best-in-class services economically. Juggling intensive sports and work, Jaslyn was also instrumental in the delivery of a national market access programme for Vietnam which garnered rave reviews from participants.

Benedict Chan
Analyst Intern, Summer 2019
Team Singapore: Squash. Singapore National Olympic Council Meritorious Award 2018. Joint 5th, Men’s Team Event, 18th Asian Games 2018. 2nd, Men’s Singles, National Squash Championships 2017. Bronze, Men’s Doubles; and Gold, Men’s Team, 29th Southeast Asian Games 2017.

B.A. in Economics with Minor in Environmental Studies, Yale-NUS College. International Baccalaureate, ACS (Independent).

Tight shot

Benedict was put in charge of coordinating an important cross-border project with a public agency and a regional public counterpart. He took responsibility for the negotiations, resolved issues, and pushed the project to a successful launch.

Quest Ventures was my first full-time internship and it equipped me with valuable professional skills. I am grateful for the opportunities and trust afforded to me.

He also took on other responsibilities such as case analyses and preliminary due diligence for our investments into startups. Together with the team, he put together one of the largest community gatherings at Southeast Asia’s Silicon Valley – JTC LaunchPad @ one-North. As the first Sport Singapore intern we hired, he was instrumental in shaping HR policies on hiring and staff benefits for the Sport Singapore partnership with us.

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