Lim Ee Ling
Executive Director, Market Launch, 500 Global

Lim Ee-Ling

Ee Ling Lim is the Executive Director of Market Launch at 500 Global, a multi-stage venture capital fund with more than $2.7 billion in assets under management that has invested in over 2,800 fast-growing technology companies, including 50+ companies valued at $1B+. At 500 Global, Ee Ling oversees the strategic development and implementation of 500’s startup programs in strategic and high potential markets globally, including Egypt, Canada, Israel, Taiwan, Japan, and more. She also advises governments, corporations, and foundations in designing and developing startup ecosystems and innovation programs. Ee Ling first joined 500 Global in 2019 as the Singapore Country Lead and in 2021 was promoted to the Regional Director of APAC for Global Innovation, where her role was to expand 500 Global’s ecosystem building services business in Asia Pacific. She advised corporations such as Malaysian oil & gas firm PETRONAS, global financial institution Visa, South Korean telco LG Uplus, Israeli port Ashdod Port Company, Philippines telco Globe; as well as developmental agencies such as Enterprise Singapore, Singapore’s National Youth Council, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Korea Institute of Startup & Entrepreneurship Development (KISED), Singapore Public Utilities Board (PUB), and UNDP. Prior to 500 Global, Ee Ling was an Investment Banker with Bank of America Merrill Lynch and CIMB Investment Bank, advising large listed corporations on M&A, equity and debt capital market transactions in Southeast Asia. Ee Ling co-founded a K-12 edutech startup equipping students with digital technology and entrepreneurship education. She is also the co-founder and host of Young Founders Summit, a startup program for high school students in Asia that provides aspiring teenage founders with workshops and mentorship to launch impact-based startups.   Ee Ling is an active judge, speaker, and mentor for startup programs and competitions across Asia Pacific, and is particularly passionate about youth entrepreneurship, impact-based entrepreneurship, and women-led businesses. She is a Council Member of National Youth Council Singapore and National Youth Fund Advisory Committee, and is also recognized as Singapore’s 100 Women in Tech by the Infocomm Media Development Authority.