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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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Supersizing the start-up

Today Online

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.”






Carousell and SPH Magazines partner to launch SheShops Marketplace

Techie Lobang

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.


Innovation and Entrepreneurial Policy, Asia Perspective

UC Berkeley College of Engineering

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…


These 5 Baidu Hackathon Finalists Make Your Life Greener and Simpler

Tech In Asia

The Singapore event had nine teams competing for the prizes, supported by local partners such as InfoQ, SegmentFault, QuestVC, and World Wildlife Federation (WWF).


Encouraging entrepreneurship

The Business Times

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.”




这些潜在投资者包括QuestVC (求索创投)技术顾问、窝窝团合伙创建人之一潘国章。


ETPL SDKs and Prizes for Baidu-QuestVC Hackathon

Taihou Exploits

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.


Kickstarters: China’s Innovation Incubators

Forbes India

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.


北京,上海!中国加速10×10 创业活动启动








Will Korea’s entrepreneurial engine continue to deliver? Innovation & entrepreneurial policy – Asia perspective

UC Berkeley Blog

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…






Food Discovery App Burpple Now Available On Android


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.


Taking the VC role when raising funds for your startup

Startup Noodle

3 real startups (Frogo, Mashup and Kailoo), currently at a fundraising stage, and 3 real VCs (QuestVC, ZhenFund and Phillip Chow) helps out at SLP workshop.






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