Paul Santos
Managing Partner at Wavemaker Partners


Paul Santos is Managing Partner at Wavemaker Partners. He led the establishment of the Singapore-headquartered Southeast Asia (SEA) office in 2012. Wavemaker Partners is Southeast Asia’s go-to early-stage VC for enterprise and deep tech. 120+ out of the 140+ (85%) portfolio companies the firm has invested in since 2012 are in enterprise & deep tech. Its portfolio includes startups in software, AI and security as well as precision agriculture, cleantech, additive manufacturing and laser communications. Recent exits include TradeGecko’s acquisition by Intuit, Moka’s and’s acquisitions by Gojek, Red Dot Payment by PayU/Naspers and Wavecell by 8x8. Prior to starting Wavemaker, Paul was an entrepreneur who co-founded 6 companies and sold 3. He started his career as a product manager at P&G.

Agenda Sessions

  • Looking Back, to Look Into the Future