Press in 2012

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We are frequently mentioned in international media, and invited to share our thoughts at well-regarded events across the globe. Our companies get extensive coverage.

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ccyl创业家俱乐部应邀出席北京青年创业工作联席会第三次会议
新浪微薄
2012 Dec 30

求索创投、美特软件、新创思域等专业创业媒体、咨询机构和创业企业、创业青年的代表50余人参加了会议。More

TechCrunch LogoFood Discovery App Burpple Adds Photo-Editing With Six Filters
Techcrunch
2012 Dec 23

Food journaling and discovery app Burpple has released its new Burpple Camera, which features six filters specifically designed to enhance photos of food and a tilt-shift blur effect. More

iSTART来到中国 – 信息改变世界 中国信息化
中国信息化
2012 Dec 20

iSTART项目携饱贝食记、新旋律、LittleLives、人力才酷、门徒游戏以及思募等10余家年轻活力的初创企业登陆中国,求索创投的创始人陈中被选为[email protected]项目的导师之一,他同时也是窝窝团的联合创始人。More

2 Completely Different Ideas – 2 Winning Presentations
IE Business School
2012 Dec 18

James Tan, QuestVC’s Managing Director, judges at the IE Venture Day. More

sohu keji logo搜狐IT:新加坡美食分享应用Burpple获50万美元融资
搜狐科技
2012 Dec 12

据国外媒体报道,开发出同名iPhone美食分享应用的新加坡Burpple公司种子轮获得50万美元融资,本轮领投者为Neoteny Labs,参与者为中国的求索创投(QuestVC)。More

e27 logoNeoteny and QuestVC feeds Burpple US$500K in funding
E27
2012 Dec 12

Social food diary, Burpple, receives US$500,000 in funding, led by Neoteny Labs together with QuestVC. Burpple, the social food diary app, today announced their latest funding leg by Neoteny Labs together with QuestVC to the tune of US$500,000… More

siliconcape logoSA startup wins top honours at pan-European event
Silicon Cape
2012 Dec 07

James Tan, from QuestVC in China, one of the jury members, added: “Waytag is a brilliant yet simple solution to improve how people interact and navigate on smartphones, it is much easier to use a unique one word address to find someone than a 5 line address… More

business china logo浸濡中华文化,全面体验中国社会风貌
通商中国
2012 Dec 01

我们参访的公司都是不同领域的佼佼者,。。。开拓创意新领域的求索创投及创新工场,它让我更深入地认识中国的高科技创新市场。More

china economic herald logo新加坡:给初创企业者送去“资本”和“智本” 中国经济导报
中国经济导报网
2012 Nov 20

我们在iSTART项目中提供的最重要的支持环节就是导师,我们选择的导师通常都是在目标市场有着非常丰富的经验以及关系网,例如我们iSTART项目在北京的导师之一—求索创投的陈中。。。More

aceblueskybeijing首届2012新加坡创业行动社群北京蓝天大会举行
网易科技
2012 Nov 05

ACE海外小组委员会兼ACE北京分会主席陈中先生在会上表示,新加坡创业社群的成立为新加坡初创公司提供了一个软着陆平台,增强他们的决策力和执行力,增加他们创业成功的机会。More

straitstimeslogoStudying in China helpful for business
The Straits Times
2012 Oct 29

Veteran Straits Times reporter Grace Chng interviews James Tan. “To take on the giant Chinese market, it might be best for a Singaporean entrepreneur to start as a student. That is the advice of Mr James Tan, 37, co-founder of China’s second largest group-buying site, 55tuan. Today, 55tuan.com has eight-figure US revenue per month, with double-digit growth month-on-month… 55tuan.com sells a variety of things, such as beauty and travel products and clothes. It employs 3,900 workers and has expanded to 150 cities.”

tenxun keji logo新加坡初创企业集体入华:中国是创业重要市场
腾讯科技
2012 Oct 29

CE海外小组委员会兼ACE北京分会主席陈中先生表示,新加坡创业社群的成立为新加坡初创公司提供了一个软着陆平台,增强他们的决策力和执行力,增加他们创业成功的机会。More

singapore china economic and trade logoiSTART项目:狮城IDA助初创企业拓展中国市场
中国新加坡经贸合作网
2012 Oct 29

iSTART项目导师之一、求索创投(QuestVC)创始人及管理合伙人陈中先生表示:“希望能够与年轻一辈的初创企业家们分享自己对市场的认知以及相关的创业经验,在为初创企业家们照亮前行道路的同时,也能促进中新两国在资讯通信产业方面更多元的合作和交融。” More

“资”本携手“智”本,狮城ICT初创企业来华谋求新机遇 – 公司
创业邦
2012 Oct 25

本次iSTART项目的导师之一陈中先生这样评价。陈中在中国和新加坡有着10多年丰富的创业及管理经验,他是求索创投(QuestVC)的创始人及管理合伙人,同时也是窝窝团联合创始人。More

itjuzi logo17Startup沙龙第9期盘点:本地生活服务如何“接地气”
17startups blog
2012 Jul 16

投资人观点:他们如何看待和选择本地生活服务企业。每次17Startup沙龙,我们都会邀请关注该细分领域的投资人一起参加,分享他们关于这个行业的看法,以及他们会从哪些方面来看待这个领域的创业公司,这次我们邀请了4位投资人,一起来看看:求索创投陈中:1)获取用户的能力;2)获取商户的能力;3)商业的设定和赚钱。More

2012 ace tsinghua mousNew initiative by ACE Beijing Chapter to support China-bound entrepreneurs
Tech in Asia
2012 Jun 17

James Tan, managing partner at QuestVC, signed the agreement on behalf of ACE as his role in chairman for internationalization.

“Singapore’s Action Community for Entrepreneurship Overseas Chapter in Beijing (ACE Beijing Chapter) recently announced collaborations… to provide China-bound Singapore entrepreneurs greater access to opportunities in Beijing and China.

James Tan… signed Letters of Intent on 4th July with the Managing Director of HDC, Du Peng, and the Director President of Coway, Dr Tan Hongxin. Singapore’s Minister for Education Mr Heng Swee Keat was also present at the occasion as a Guest-of-Honour.

Alongside him was Singapore Minister of State for Trade and Industry and ACE Chairman, Teo Ser Luck. The signing ceremony was attended by representatives from ACE, Tsinghua University, HDC and Coway, as well as the China and Singapore business communities.” More

Singapore start-ups in Beijing get fresh government backing
Singapore Business Review
2012 Jun 17

“ACE Beijing provides a ‘by Singaporeans, for Singaporeans’ softlanding platform where mentors and entrepreneurs can sharpen their ideas and execution, thus improving their chances of success. We hope to eventually replicate this model in other cities,” says Mr James Tan, Chairperson of the ACE Overseas Chapter sub-committee. More

ie-venture-day-in-madrid-2012Startup event in Spain draws interest from Silicon Valley and China
IE
2012 May 10

QuestVC managing partner James Tan joins Jeff Clavier of SoftTech VC and Ali Partovi, co-founder of iLike & LinkExchange and an angel investor in Dropbox; and other notable investors and entrepreneurs at the IE Venture Day held in Madrid, Spain. More

Singaporean Startup Scene getting attention from VCs in China
Startup Weekend
2012 Feb 15

This week, we talked to James Tan from QuestVC, a venture capitalist firm based in China. QuestVC is China’s leading seed to angel fund for technology companies that have scalability and replicability in large internet communities. The founders… More

techinasiacoffeechatwithjamestanCoffee Chat with James Tan: A Singaporean Entrepreneur in China
Tech In Asia
2012 Feb 02

Willis Wee spoke with James Tan, the co-Founder of 55tuan who we have written about before and managing partner at QuestVC. James discussed his own experiences going to China to do business there, and explained that while his experience there has been a… More

IE Venture Day goes “one step beyond” and launches in China
IE Business School
2012 Jan 09

Our guest speaker, as well as a Jury member for the event will be Mr. James Tan, a well-known Angel investor based in Beijing and Singapore who will address the group on Startup Activity in China. More

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