InnovatorsClubAsia® Investors Inner Circle
InnovatorsClubAsia® is proud to introduce its Investors Inner Circle:
Jeff is founder & CEO of JN Capital & Growth Advisory & Future Ready Academy.
He is a Venture Builder, Investor & Lecturer and has invested in over a dozen technology startups from Singapore, to India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Australia & USA. These investments have been in education, healthcare, digital-ID, media, enterprise Saas, venture capital funds, including 500Startups, Wavemaker Partners & Blue Cloud Ventures.
Jeff is a former banker turned entrepreneur & investor with 40-years business experience across Asia Pacific. He has lived in 7 countries and built businesses across Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand.
Jeff mentors startups at:
- Singapore Fintech Festival
- Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE)
- National University of Singapore (NUS) Graduate Research Innovation Program
- Singapore Management University (SMU) Business Innovation Generator
Jeff lectures part-time on topics relating to entrepreneurship and innovation at:
- Nanyang Technological University
- Singapore Management University
- National University of Singapore
He is a judge at the following startup competitions:
- SMU Lee Kuan Yew Global Business Plan Competition
- Techfest Vietnam, hosted by the Vietnam Ministry of Science & Technology
- Pakistan National Incubation Centre
He is a Charter Member with TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) Singapore; a Registered Management Consultant certified by Institute of Management Consultants Singapore and an Adult Education Trainer certified by the Institute of Adult Education Singapore.
Jeff holds an Executive MBA from both the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and the National University of Singapore (NUS).
Anish Srivastava, Founder & CEO – Vinaj Ventures
Investor, Innovation Adviso®r, Mental Health for Youth Advocate, Early-Stage Startup Support Expertise
Anish Srivastava is the founder and CEO of Vinaj Ventures, an innovation and investment services firm based in the San Francisco Bay area. Vinaj Ventures’ consulting arm helps clients build new digital products with excellent user experiences. Its investment services function specializes in market analysis, sourcing, evaluating and investing in startups.
Anish is passionate about investing in concrete, commercially viable solutions that can have a positive impact on society and providing support to entrepreneurs who are looking to make a meaningful difference. A proof point is Telosity by Vinaj Ventures, the fund he founded in 2019 that invests in early-stage companies that provide affordable and scalable solutions to improve mental well-being in young people – especially in underserved communities.
Anish is a member of the Alliance of Chief Executives. He serves as a board member and in advisory roles to a number of organizations. Prior to Vinaj Ventures, Anish led Citi Ventures’ Global Lab Network & Accelerators and was a key leader in JP Morgan Chase’s Digital Customer Experience & Innovation organization. He also held various senior and executive positions at startups such as Egreetings, Geodesic and Lexy, where he pioneered new consumer-facing mobile services. Anish spent six years at Orange, building the mobile innovation practice in Silicon Valley, followed by driving strategic partnerships in London as Director of Business Development. Early in his career, Anish was part of the development team that built Bank of America’s first online banking website, along with its first credit card website.
Anish graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science and French. His interests include soccer, cooking, running and traveling with his family.
Bowie Lau is Founder & Managing Director of MaGEHold, an early-stage technology Angel Investment firm focused on nurturing innovative startups which enable technology adoption or deliver solutions enabled by contemporary technologies (like AI, Big Data, Blockchain, Cybersecurity & IoT) in Asia and beyond and, MaGESpire Group, a technology-focused education & advisory group enabling tech ventures in areas of business strategy & tactics, organizational architecture, joint ventures & partnerships and business development with go-to-market planning. She is also a Founding Partner of True Global Ventures 4 Plus, a venture capital fund investing in early stage and late stage tech startups.