Soo Boon Koh

Founder & Managing Partner, Singapore

Soo Boon has over 30 years of global experience in finance and venture capital investing and brings this valuable expertise to each and every investment. She founded iGlobe Partners in 1999, in which the fund sponsor is the Economic Development Board (EDB) of Singapore, the pre-eminent statutory board responsible for enhancing Singapore's global economic and business position. In July 2010, she established a S$20 million iGlobe Platinum Fund Ltd to invest in early to mid-growth technology companies based in Silicon Valley and Singapore.

Soo Boon currently serves on the boards of directors of u-blox AG (SWX:UBXN) and several private companies, including Verisilicon, Fortemedia, Sparky Animation and Anacle Systems. She is a board observer of Unity Technologies, NerdWallet and Scanadu. She also served on the board of Telenav Inc. (NASDAQ:TNAV) from May 2001 to November 2011.

Unless you look for the unexpected, you will never find it.

From 1988 to 1999, Soo Boon held executive management positions with Vertex Management Inc., (Vertex), the venture capital arm of Singapore Technologies, managing three funds during her tenure. She established the US operation of Vertex and headed the Silicon Valley office for nine years, where she was instrumental in the early days of technology transfer for over 100 engineers in Silicon Valley for Chartered Semiconductor and Chartered Microwave. In October 1996, she started Vertex's European operations (headquartered in London, United Kingdom) and ran its European operation until June 1999. She guided numerous successful investments to IPOs, such as Lattice Semiconductor, Creative Technologies, Premisys Communications, Pie/QuickTurn, SCM Microsystems, Brokat AG and Activcard SA.

Before Vertex, Soo Boon also held various senior management positions in the Treasury and Credit departments in her 12 years of work in the Development Bank of Singapore (DBS). Her time there also equipped her with in-depth knowledge of the finance aspect of the venture capital industry. She also headed the International Department, Credit Division with responsibility for DBS Bank's eight overseas offices and Syndication Department for the Asia-Pacific region.