Season 1 :  Judges

Eddie Chau

Founding Partner

TNF Ventures

 

I like to turn raw IP into a profitable business. That's my forte. I can spot good deals fast and eliminate bad deals even faster.

 

Eddie Chau is known for his business acumen and hands on approach to business. He has founded and sold two startups, e-Cop and Brandtology Currently, he is a much sought after mentor and advisor by startups and he hopes to groom as many startups as possible.

Eddie Chau formed Brandtology in 2008 after successfully incubating e-Cop, a company he founded in 2000, to a market leader in Info-Security Industry. e-Cop was acquired in 2007 by a wholly owned subsidiary of Temasek Holding Pte Ltd.

Brandtology is the leader in Business & Brand online intelligence services. Using proprietary technologies and proven process, combined with trained and experienced analysts, Brandtology helps companies analyse online conversations in the social media and make strategic decisions for their brands in a timely manner. Brandtology supports global clients in multiple countries and languages with more than 300 professionals in 15 countries. In February 2011, iSentia (formerly known as Media Monitors) with HQ in Australia acquired majority stake in Brandtology.

In 2011, Eddie co-founded V-Key with a key objective to make all mobile devices and applications more secured with cutting edge patented technology, and in 2012, co-founded TNF Ventures with several ICT entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, to incubate early stage ICT start-ups.

Before founding Brandtology, Eddie was the Founder & CEO of e-Cop. He brought to the organisation his extensive experience in the ICT. He led and charted all aspects of e-Cop group's strategic direction from product development through to professional consultancy services, technology development, sales and global expansion. Under his dynamic leadership and vision, e-Cop has grown to be the market leader in the Info-Security industry with international presence spanning more than 20 countries.

Before founding Brandtology and e-Cop, Eddie held senior positions in IBM and Computer Associates Inc.. Eddie has also appeared on CNBC Asia, Channel NewsAsia, Intelligent Enterprise, MIS Asia and Network Computing Asia, among others.

Married with two children, Chau holds an MSc in Communication Engineering from Imperial College, London.

Leslie Loh

Founder

Red Dot Ventures

 

Unless your idea or product deliver significantly BETTER value propositions than the leading competitor in your space, you will NOT win.

 

Leslie's passion is to nurture entrepreneurs and grow technology startups. He runs Red Dot Ventures, and has invested in more than 20 startups since its inception in 2012. Most recently, Red Dot Ventures bring 3D printers to the mass market with an investment of S$589K in Pirate3DP, a Singapore startup.

At the age of 23, Leslie founded System Access Pte Ltd. As Chairman & CEO, Leslie grew the company from a one-man outfit to a global banking software firm with 10 offices and 500 staff across Europe, Middle East & Asia. System Access was publicly listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange in 2005 and subsequently acquired by a global financial services software provider for S$120m.

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.