OUR TEAM

Our team consists of venture builders, investors and consultants. Our past experience include being the COO of a Series B startup, VC at a $200M fund, Big4 Innovation Consultant, Guest Lecturer at NUS Business School and more.

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4

Countries we are operating in

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16

Programs we

have managed

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843

Startups we

have mentored

MANAGEMENT

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John Lim 

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John Lim, Partner at Meet Ventures, is an experienced professional in the startup and innovation sector. He began his career at SGInnovate and KPMG Innovate before moving on to start his own practice. Throughout his career, John has been focused on helping corporates to increase profits and achieve their strategic objectives through innovation and partnership activities.

Innovation programs that John has managed include WingArc Accelerator (Big Data), LongHash Accelerator (Blockchain), CISCO Innovation Program (IoT), IBM-Watson Innovation Program (AI) and more. He has also managed the Travel To SEA Market Access Program and the SEA Anchor Market Access Program, both sponsored by the Korean Government.

John has also been invited to judge at various regional pitch competitions and speak at multiple conferences. Some of these pitch competitions include Project Kairos 2018, Win In Nanjing Pitch Contest 2019 & 2022, Startup Elevate 2019, Suzhou Venture Contest 2020 and Slingshot 2020 & 2021. He was also Keynote Speaker at the Yale-NUS China Summit 2019, Maritime Port Authority (Singapore) Innovation Summit 2019, QED Changemakers Forum 2022 and TEDx Newton 2022.

 

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Farhan Firdaus

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Farhan Firdaus, Partner at Meet Ventures, is a Venture Builder with a proven track record previously as a Series B startup COO and as Head of Venture Building for an ASEAN-focused agriculture investment firm. As an experienced venture builder and startup advisor, Farhan has mentored hundreds of startup founders in programs run by 500 Startups, TechStars and SeedStars.

Farhan is also active in the academic scene, having been invited as a Guest Lecturer at leading universities such as NUS Business School and Singapore Institute of Technology. He is also a Technopreneurship Scholar at Nanyang Technological University and an Advisory Board Member at the Singapore Polytechnic School of Business and Adam Smith Center. In 2021, Farhan was appointed to the Singapore Ministry of Education’s Committee for Review on Applied Education.

An emerging thought leader, Farhan was recognised by the European Commission as a EUVP Young Leader and was also awarded the Free-Market Humanitarian Award by the UK Trade Board Advisor, The Right Honorable Lord Hannan. Farhan was also invited as a panelist alongside Minister Ong Ye Kung for the Channel News Asia (CNA) Panel on “Economic Disruptions in the Future Economy”.