Young Leaders

For the smartest and most ambitious young people

As a Young Analyst in the program, you have a strong academic foundation, boundless ambition and a hardworking attitude. You have an intense curiosity in the world of private equity and venture capital. You know that capital and technology will change the world. All you need is a platform to stretch yourself professionally.

The Young Leaders Program is a full-time 5-month program based in either Beijing (for China) or Singapore (for Southeast Asia) for pre-university students. We accept only one applicant per year.

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Zhou Yang
Analyst, Young Leaders Program 2019
Post-program: B.A. Law, University of Cambridge

International Baccalaureate Diploma Program: 45/45, Anglo-Chinese School (Independent).
Director, Young Diplomats Society, International Model UN. Attache, Economic Development Board of Singapore. Nationally-ranked chess player. Lieutenant, Singapore Armed Forces. Best Delegate Award, Model UN.

Ground up impact

As a young analyst, Zhou Yang scanned the landscape of impact initiatives and quickly concluded a lack of business sustainability in many of them.

A certain degree of seriousness underlies the work we do. Impact initiatives done right have the potential to permanently change lives for the better. Working with multipliers and direct beneficiaries alike, I gained insights into the impact space that I know I will not have been able to obtain elsewhere.

Zhou Yang considered the efficacy and efficiency of measurement frameworks, and synthesized them for use appropriate for Southeast Asia. He identified impact variances that can be improved with a combination of capital and technology. He also managed the operations of Singapore’s largest co-working space for impact organisations and created programs for meaningful interaction between beneficiaries, stakeholders, and policy makers.

Based in Singapore, Zhou Yang represented Quest Ventures in many tech and impact conferences and events.

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Goh Junwei
Analyst, Young Leaders Program 2018
Post-program: B.A. Economics & Management, University of Oxford

ACT: 35; SAT II (Phy/Math/Chem): 800/800/800; GCE ‘A’ Levels 88.75/90, Victoria Junior College.
Co-founder, Lowinsky. Vice-President, Product, Open Lectures. Co-founder and President, Run for Water. Nationally-ranked debater. Adjudicator, NTU Debating Championships. THINK Award, Model UN.

Breathing new life into corporations

Junwei considered the landscape of venture capital firms entering the corporate innovation space, and decided to build on Quest Ventures’ deep relationship with Silicon Valley’s pre-eminent Applied Innovation Institute to design a suite of enterprise services that leveraged the strength of our venture portfolio, track record with the public sector, and the needs of corporations.

I enjoyed the professional and casual banter in the office. It was never boring, and despite the casual environment, everyone knew the seriousness of the consequences of their actions. Namely that their investment decisions will be making dramatic differences at levels and timelines beyond our imaginations.

He re-imagined corporate innovation and our approach, engaging in major conversations around extremely forward-looking areas such as alternative food, transportation, and insurance. He also researched the economics of co-working spaces, correctly predicting the failures and consolidation in this sector. His youth was no barrier to getting his work done with the senior leadership of corporations and NGOs.

Based in Singapore, Junwei represented Quest Ventures in many tech conferences and events.

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Amanda Tan
Analyst, Young Leaders Program 2017
Post-program: LLB Bachelor of Laws, The London School of Economics & Political Science

87.75/90 GCE ‘A’ Levels, Dunman High School
Champion, MOE-ACJC Inter-Collegiate Debating Championships. Champion, SMU Hammers Debating Championships. Champion, REACH DA(S)-ITE Debating Championships. Best Delegate, Crisis Committee, UNASMUN. Head, Organising Team, Debating Against Humanity. Head, Organising Committee, Walk for Water. Head, Communications, Braddell Heights Youth Executive Committee. President, Senior High Debates, DHS

Setting a high bar

As a young analyst, Amanda was enthusiastic with the broad exposure to many industries and the pace at which venture capital disrupted traditional sectors.

One of the amazing realizations was that I was entrusted to lead projects typically assigned to full-time employees. It doesn’t matter how young you are – as long as you are able to present a well-structured argument, people will listen and act on your recommendations.

Amanda analysed startups for investment potential by crafting investment memorandums and financial models. In many cases, she delivered beyond expectations. She was also instrumental in the daily operations of an education startup, managed the construction of its new campus, and the eventual move from old to new.

Based in Singapore, Amanda represented Quest Ventures in many tech conferences and events.

The Quest Ventures Young Leaders Program is the foremost program in Asia for ambitious pre-university venture capital analysts, providing a 360 degree look at the tech ecosystem from technology investing to portfolio management. We value the insights that youth provides.

Think you can make a difference with us? Email us at [email protected].

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