accelerateHER Speaker - Christina Teo, Chief Builder, she1K
Chief Builder, she1K

Christina Teo

Christina runs she1K, the world's 1st C-suite executive angel syndicate with 70% female  rep. Through its flagship C-shark Tank program staged 3x a year, startups get to pitch to corporate executives for funding through an elaborate curation and vetting.

Christina has been recognised as Linkedin Top Voices 2020 and is a strong proponent of women empowerment through her WomenChangemakers community events. Often invited to speak to women groups, corporate events and as a judge at startup competitions globally.

Prior to she1K, she was appointed the Singapore Director of the first global maritime accelerator, PortXL, headquartered in Rotterdam.

Previously, a tech veteran in leadership P & L roles, she has scored many first breakthroughs.. Notably, she was the first GM of Yahoo! Singapore and launched the world's 1st windows-based smartphone at O2.

Christina brings with her a stellar corporate career spanning technology, dotcom and mobile in pioneering roles in Europe and Asia. Her last corporate role was as the Chief Marketing Officer of Hong Kong’s 2nd largest mobile service provider, CSL, leading a team of 90 and bearing P & L responsibility of half the company as well as owning all devices strategy and ranging in addition to managing the company's brands in both corporate and retail channels.  She assumed various roles at Acer in Taiwan and Europe for 7 years - became Europe Marketing Director at age 27 based in Paris, and the country manager for Acer Italy at 29 with P & L accountability. Shortly after, she pioneered direct marketing at IBM ASEAN, then moved to Hong Kong with DEC, followed by 3Com, all with regional undertakings. At Yahoo!, she led a team of more than 30 to grow its brand, partnerships and revenue. With no prior experience in the mobile industry, she took the O2 data device business from zero to US$300 mil in Asia Pacific within 3 years. Most of her career was built outside of Singapore. She also lived in New York for 4 years pursuing her Masters in Psychology at age 41.