Kuo-Yi is the Co-founder and Managing Partner at Monk’s Hill Ventures, a leading early-stage venture capital firm in Southeast Asia. He is based in Singapore and is a board member of Ninja Van, Padlet, KKday, Jio Health, Horangi, Saleswhale and Finaxar.
In the early 2000’s, Kuo-Yi was an early employee of Encentuate, an identity and access management software startup (acquired by IBM) and Reputation Technologies, a supplier relationship management software startup (acquired by Security Sources). In 2008, he co-Founded SportsHook, a social networking and event management SaaS startup for the sports community.
Prior to Monk’s Hill Ventures, Kuo-Yi was CEO of Infocomm Investments, a $200M venture fund based in Singapore investing in technology startups globally. At Infocomm Investments, Kuo-Yi led investments in Twilio (NYSE:TWLO), Dataxu, Quid, Gengo and other leading startups.
Kuo-Yi serves as a board member on several Singapore government statutory boards, including the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), Health Promotion Board (HPB), and the Intellectual Property Office (IPOS). He is also a member of the Future Economy Council in Singapore.
Kuo-Yi graduated from MIT with the bachelor, master's and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering. His doctoral thesis is in the area of nanophotonics, specifically in the design, fabrication and characterization of photonic crystal structures.