We’ve started an operation in Singapore – with a new office in the city’s Central Business District.
Our latest base will support businesses in Singapore and neighbouring countries which are keen to expand in the rapidly-growing East Asian markets of China, Japan, South Korea or Taiwan.
We expect these to be a combination of companies headquartered in and near Singapore, as well as North American and European firms with an APAC regional base on the island.
We’ll also help East Asian corporations to explore Singapore’s thriving innovation ecosystem and form partnerships with its cutting-edge tech startups.
Our new office is led by Vanessa Chong, who’s originally from Singapore and has spent the last three years working at the sharp end in our Shanghai team, helping western tech firms to grow in China.
Vanessa previously held several business development roles in Singapore and has a degree from Singapore Management University.
Singapore is ranked by the World Economic Forum as the world’s second most competitive economy, after Switzerland. It has the fourth-highest GDP per capita, is a prominent financial services centre and attracts many western firms on the strength of its skilled workforce, low taxes and advanced infrastructure.
The nation also has booming life sciences, medtech, cleantech and food tech sectors – and we see significant opportunities to enable companies in these fields to sell their products and technologies to corporations in China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.
Jeremy Shaw, our Head of Asia, explains: “So many companies in Singapore stand to benefit greatly from expanding in East Asia. But just because a business is already based in Asia doesn’t mean breaking into markets like Japan and Korea is easy, especially while the pandemic makes travel so difficult.
“With our new office, we can work closely with Singapore-based companies, assigning our well-connected teams in Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo, Seoul and Taipei to drive sales and partnerships on their behalf.
“At the same time, large corporations in East Asia stand to benefit from collaborating with innovative startups in Singapore as they seek technologies to help them digitalise and decarbonise their businesses.”
This is the third office we’ve opened this year, following our new operations in Beijing and Tel Aviv. These make fourteen in total, alongside our bases in Tokyo, Shanghai, Seoul, Taipei, London, Oxford, Paris, Poznań, Boston, Los Angeles and Silicon Valley.
If you’re in or near Singapore and would like to discuss your prospects in East Asia, contact Vanessa at firstname.lastname@example.org or on +65 9635 1711.
Includes pictures by Nicolas Lannuzel.