Press in 2015

Awareness in all our geographies

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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Top 10 Ask Me Anything Sessions in 2015

Tech In Asia

Tech in Asia’s top 10 AMA sessions of 2015 included Min-Ling Tan, CEO of Razer, Ajeet Khurana, former CEO of SINE, and James Tan, Managing Partner at QuestVC.


Pingping Lin:ONOS——面向运营商网络的SDN操作系统


Lin Pingping, Quest Ventures’ Geek-in-Residence talks about Open Network Operating System (ONOS) for business operations at SDNLAB’s Future Network forum.

Burpple digital food guide gets US$6m in funding

The Straits Times

Burpple, a digital guide to restaurants and cafes in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur has received up to US$6 million (S$8.45 million) to expand into other Asian cities. Launched in 2012 by three Singaporeans, the company’s existing shareholders include Neoteny Labs, Silicon Straits, NUS Technologies Holdings and QuestVC.


Online panel: Ask our panelist anything about Indonesia

Tech In Asia

Goh Yiping, co-founder and CEO of AllDealsAsia, venture partner of QuestVC, and CPO of, joins a panel that includes Ong Peng Tsin of Monk’s Hill Ventures and Teddy Himler of Softbank to discuss everyone’s favourite topic: Indonesia.


“Winter is coming” – Chinese startups face market downturn


James Tan, managing partner of Quest Ventures, titled his talk ‘Winter is coming.’ He said 25% of Chinese startups were funded in just the past year and a half, growth that not only couldn’t continue but that would reverse amid China’s stock market sell-off…


Chinaccelerator 8×8 Beijing Autumn 2015


QuestVC analyzes China funding landscape at 8×8 forum organised by Chinaccelerator in Beijing.


NUSRI-FLEX Global Business Plan Challenge Successfully Concludes


Organised by the “China-Singapore (Suzhou) Innovation Center”, the NUS Research Institute – Flex Global Business Plan Challenge held its finals in Suzhou. Finalists tackled smart city issues such as pollution, water resources and IOT. The panel of judges was chaired by QuestVC managing partner James Tan and made up of representatives from the Suzhou government, venture capital firms and Flex.


I’m James Tan, Managing Partner at QuestVC. AMA!

Tech In Asia

James Tan, Managing Partner of QuestVC, takes part in Tech In Asia Ask Me Anything (AMA) session. He took questions on his entrepreneurial journey, the startup and investment scene in China and living in China, generating more than 200 comments by the time the session concluded.


大唐电信移动互联孵化平台核心引擎 369Cloud“千人招募计划”正式开启


求索创投合伙伙伴王赟明,天天投创始人崔鹏,市科委中小型创新基金评审专家司徒晓南,清华经管创业联盟理事会刘勇, IC咖啡创始人胡运旺,91金融创始人兼CEO许泽玮,IT桔子创始人兼CEO为飞翔等纷纷发言。


Quick tips about entering China and Singapore if you’re a startup

Tech In Asia

Jerry Ku, partner at international law firm Gunderson Dettmer, and Chinese venture capital firm QuestVC managing partner James Tan attempted to paint a picture of setting up a business in China. It’s a tougher proposition than Singapore, but one that can be very rewarding due to sheer market size.


Winners of the Global Mobile Challenge Emerge

4YFN, Mobile World Congress

Concluding half a year of acceleration and competition in many countries in Europe, Middle East, the US, China and Asia-Pacific, regional finalists gathered at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, to compete in the grand finals of the Global Mobile Challenge. QuestVC managing partner James Tan participated as a jury member together with members of the board of the Applied Innovation Institute (non-profit organiser of the GMC).

Claco Music, Erdo, Jetbay win SEAMAC Mobile App Challenge 2014

Deal Street Asia

After months of grueling competition, Claco Music (Taiwan), Erdo (Taiwan) and Jetbay (China) emerged winners at the inaugural SEAMAC Asia Pacific Mobile App Challenge.


SEAMAC Asia Pacific Mobile App Challenge Winners Announced

ACN News Wire

After months of competition, three teams emerged victorious in the inaugural SEAMAC Asia Pacific Mobile App Challenge. The panel of 10 judges who selected the three winners from a field of 26 finalists included Jeffrey Paine, Founding Partner of Golden Gate Ventures; David Dacus, Founder & CEO of HitPlay; James Tan, Managing Partner of QuestVC…


Travel News – eTravel World at ITB Berlin 2015 to be attended by over 50 exhibitors from 19 countries

Travel Biz Monitor

James Tan, Managing Partner of QuestVC, will talk about how foreign tour operators can share in China’s inbound travel market. China is also the focus of the topic of online marketing.


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