Yinglan Tan, former projects head at NRF, joins Sequoia Capital India as venture partner
July 19, 2012 by Terence LEE
Yinglan Tan, head of projects at the National Research Foundation and author of Chinnovation, a book on Chinese innovators, has left the Singapore government organization to tackle a new challenge: Become venture partner at Sequoia Capital India.
He announced his new post, which is effective from July, on LinkedIn. He is still based in Singapore.
Sequoia Capital is one of the most influential venture capital firms in Silicon Valley. Its past investments have included Google, Yahoo, Paypal, Electronic Arts, NVIDIA, Cisco Systems, Oracle, Apple, YouTube, Admob and Zappos.
Extended beyond the United States, the firm now has a presence in China, Israel, and India. It is actively investing in startups in those countries.
Yinglan wears many hats. He is a Young Global Leader & Global Agenda Council Member on “Fostering Entrepreneurship” at the World Economic Forum, was a fellow at the Kauffman Fellows Program, and has taught at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Management University, and more.
He is also an early-stage investor in two startups — his daughter and son.
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