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.
Press in 2013
Awareness in all our geographies
Supersizing the start-up
2013 Oct 03
Venture capitalist James Tan believes local tech enterprises need to think big to thrive.
“It will take more than money to produce the next Google or Facebook, argued Mr Tan. Unwilling to break out of their comfort zone in Singapore, many start-ups fail to think big and move into large markets, such as China or the United States.
Mr Tan should know what he’s talking about… The firm has since expanded – organically and through acquisitions – to almost 4,000 staff across 150 cities.” More
2013 Sep 10
Carousell and SPH Magazines partner to launch SheShops Marketplace
2013 Aug 20
Carousell has announced it is partnering with SPH Magazines to launch SheShops Marketplace. With the launch, readers will be able to shop for over 20,000 brand new or pre-loved items. More
Innovation and Entrepreneurial Policy, Asia Perspective
UC Berkeley College of Engineering
2013 Aug 06
Due to growth needs, pains, and challenges, China policy is fueling entrepreneurship at a massive scale and with intense competition. According to James Tan, GEL speaker and Managing Partner of QuestVC, Beijing is… More
These 5 Baidu Hackathon Finalists Make Your Life Greener and Simpler
Tech In Asia
2013 Jul 29
The Singapore event had nine teams competing for the prizes, supported by local partners such as InfoQ, SegmentFault, QuestVC, and World Wildlife Federation (WWF). More
The Business Times
2013 Jul 29
QuestVC’s Managing Partner, James Tan, provided the following quote to The Business Times on encouraging entrepreneurship in Singapore.
“While there have been many new start-ups, our biggest weakness seems to be the inability of the businesses to scale up. Perhaps it is a general lack of global exposure – not perceiving how small the Singapore market is, not appreciating the vast potential of markets beyond our shores and a lack of understanding in how to enter these markets. We need to enable aspiring entrepreneurs to plan their business with scale in mind.
We should also give our youth more prolonged global exposure during student exchanges, study tours and overseas internship stints, and let them network with successful Singaporeans there.” More
2013 Jul 25
ETPL SDKs and Prizes for Baidu-QuestVC Hackathon
2013 Jul 19
The Baidu Open Cloud Hackathon is organised by the Baidu Developers Club and co-organised by QuestVC and SegmentFault. The event takes places in the key cities of Beijing, Chengdu, Wuhan, Taipei and Singapore. More
Kickstarters: China’s Innovation Incubators
2013 Jul 03
Mentorship forms another cornerstone of the capabilities of China’s incubators. Chinaccelerator incubator has more than 60 mentors, among them James Tan, founder and Managing Director of the leading Chinese venture-capital firm QuestVC.
“Powerful mentors are rare in China,” says Josh Ong, tech-industry watcher for The Next Web site. “Guidance and insight to aid a start-up in overcoming challenges are some of the most important services an incubator can provide. It helps start-ups understand the value they can bring to the ecosystem.” Having world-class mentors onboard also boosts the incubator’s prestige, helping it to build its own products and brand, Ong adds. More
2013 Jun 15
2013 May 30
Will Korea’s entrepreneurial engine continue to deliver? Innovation & entrepreneurial policy – Asia perspective
UC Berkeley Blog
2013 May 08
Due to growth needs, pains, and challenges, China policy is fueling entrepreneurship at a massive scale and with intense competition. According to James Tan, GEL speaker and Managing Partner of QuestVC, Beijing’s Zhongguancun area next to Tsinghua, is the… More
2013 Mar 01
Food Discovery App Burpple Now Available On Android
2013 Feb 04
Backed by Quest Ventures, Burpple, the social discovery app that seeks to connect food lovers from around the world, just released their Android app in public beta. More
Taking the VC role when raising funds for your startup
2013 Jan 28
3 real startups (Frogo, Mashup and Kailoo), currently at a fundrasiing stage, and 3 real VCs (QuestVC, ZhenFund and Phillip Chow) helps out at SLP workshop. More
2013 Jan 11
下午在网络点亮生活高峰论坛上，华视传媒VP朱华慈、新意互动移动互联网营销部总经理王甡、求索创投CEO陈中、31会议网CEO万涛、91无线高级市场总监郭云以及泰山兄弟&泰山天时创始合伙人陈亮一起就“互联网企业怎样转向移动互联网”、“下一阶段移动互联网创业趋势”发表了自己的观点。 . More