Jia Li Tan
Jia started her career in media for Singapore’s largest media company before getting poached by the CEO of a shipbroking company servicing the oil and gas industry as a offshore shipbroker. The CEO was her first mentor, teaching her the ropes of shipbroking, negotiating contracts to discussing shipping technical terms with C-levels executives and building up a strong client relationship with her key clients.
During the downtown of Offshore Oil & Gas in 2015, she took a sabbatical year to pursue her interest in the New Zealand countryside. In 2016, she returned to Singapore to join Golden Gate Ventures, a Southeast Asian VC investing in SEA-based companies to community build the tech ecosystem in Southeast Asia and help portfolio companies with market development work. Jia’s aspirations to be a global citizen brought her to Mexico City in 2019, to join ALLVP to offer her experience and invest in Latam startups.
She graduated from Business school, majoring in Marketing and Management from Singapore Management University.