Team

Leslie Loh – Managing Director

Mr. Leslie Loh is an entrepreneur, angel investor and educator. He graduated from Saint Mary’s University, Canada, in 1982 with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Finance and Information Technology.

At the age of 23, Leslie founded System Access Pte Ltd. As chairman and CEO, Leslie grew the company from a one-man outfit to a global banking software organization with 10 offices and 500 staff across Europe, Middle East and Asia. System Access was publicly listed in the Singapore Stock Exchange in 2005 and was subsequently acquired in 2006 by a leading US Based global financial services software provider.

Leslie was the winner of the 1998 ASME Rotary Entrepreneur of the Year in Singapore. In 1999, Leslie received the National Youth Award (Individual) for his success as an entrepreneur. In 2006, Leslie was awarded the “Person of The Year” IT Leader Award by the Singapore Computer Society.

Mr Loh was appointed to IDA (Infocomm Development Authority) Singapore Board from 1999 to 2003 and SPRING (SME Development Authority) Singapore Board from 2011 to 2013 respectively.

Leslie’s passion is to develop tech talents, nurture entrepreneurs and grow technology startups. Leslie frequently contributes time to support the development of tech community in Singapore and the region. Leslie is also a member of several national development committees involved in charting the economic strategies, manpower development, and entrepreneurship development of Singapore.

Mr Loh is currently actively involved in early stage technology startups investment via Red Dot Ventures and Tech talents development via Lithan Education respectively.

Charlie Ill – Investment Manager

Charlie tracks high-tech industry trends, identifies attractive business models, guides founders in scaling quickly, and ensures on-target results. He holds an MBA, having studied at three business schools–INCAE (Latin America), AGSM (Australia), and NUS (Singapore). His background comes from the United States aerospace, military, and defense industry as an operations manager where he assumed a multitude of different roles. He is in charge of sourcing investment opportunities in Singapore, monitoring Red Dot’s day-to-day operations, advising Red Dot’s portfolio companies, and engaging follow-on investment opportunities.

Christian Halberg – Investment Manager

Christian graduated from NUS Business School with an MBA, majoring in Strategy. During his studies, he co-founded a medical device startup, winning multiple entrepreneur awards in Taiwan and Silicon Valley.

His background is in the finance industry, having served in a number of corporate banking roles in the UK. He received his undergraduate at the University of Manchester and at BLCU in Beijing. His role is to help source investment opportunities, mentor Red Dot’s portfolio companies, and organise value added services.

Jurane Solano – Management Associate

Jurane holds a BA in Business Management, graduating with Honours from Singapore Management University. She co-founded Real Business, a peer-to-peer platform focusing on the development of student entrepreneurs and has won several awards from overseas startup competitions. Her role is to source for investment opportunities, manage Red Dot’s value added services and ensure successful implementation of entrepreneurship education programmes in Singapore, Myanmar and Philippines.

Daryl Chew – Management Associate

Daryl graduated from NUS Business School with a BBA, minoring in Technopreneurship. While still a student, he started a cosmetics distribution and retail business working with companies from New York, Los Angeles, and Singapore. His role is to help source investment opportunities, manage Red Dot’s value added services, and ensure successful implementation of entrepreneurship education programmes in Singapore.