Team

OUR STORY

We built Asia’s largest community for women

  • 100+

    Communities

  • 1,000+

    Events

  • 100K+

    Members

We built world’s largest startup competition for women and technology

  • 20+

    International locations

  • 1000

    Startups
    per year

  • 1 Billion

    Media impressions

USD 100+ Million

Raised up by She Loves Tech Finalists

Now we are building the first gender lens VC fund for Asia
The Teja Ventures team has 50+ years of finance, investment, management and startup experience and proven exits across China and Southeast Asia

TEAM BIO

“ Virginia Tan removes barriers to global women empowerment “
Forbes
Virginia Tan | Founding Partner
Renowned thought leader on gender in Asia and go-to person for entrepreneurs building companies in respect of the She Economy

Founder of Lean In China, one of the world’s largest communities of women, and She Loves Tech, largest startup competition in the world for women and technology. Deep relationships with founders and top executives across Asia. Interviewed, selected and worked with thousands of startups in last five years, advising on fundraising, product, hiring and management. Former lawyer working on cross border strategic investments in emerging markets and China’s One Belt One Road policy where she covered more than USD30 billion worth of commercial transactions at 2 magic circle firms.

Named by Fast Company as one of China’s 100 most innovative people in business in 2019, Virginia’s work has been covered worldwide by leading media outlets such as Forbes, the Financial Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, BBC, China Daily, People’s Daily, Caixin, CCTV, etc.

Mei Tong | Partner
Senior private equity executive and an industry insider for retail and consumer related cross-border investment for China

Former Senior Executive at Fosun Group and HOPU Investment. At Fosun, she was the Managing Director responsible for cross-border investments in personal care, mother and baby and lifestyle space. Led the commercial turnaround of Babytree in the run up to its IPO in 2018.

Over 20 years of operations, management and investment in consumer industries in Asia at Walmart and Kimberly-Clark in Greater China.

Michael Cui | Venture Partner
Over a decade of experience and insights in leading and managing early stage technology investment in China and USA

Vice President of Lebox Capital, a venture capital fund in China investing in companies with high growth potential.

Led and managed investment in early stage technology investments in China and USA including Prisma, Captures, Woobo, Workramp, Thunder Token, Conflux, among others, with a focus on big data and machine learning business models.

David Soukhasing | Venture Partner
Expertise in early stage VC investment and pioneer in gender lens investing in Indonesia

David is the Director of ANGIN, the most active angel investment network in Indonesia which gathers 100+ angel investors and 33 portfolio companies in Indonesia with 4 exits so far.

Managed ANGIN Women Fund, the first fund in Indonesia dedicated to businesses founded/led by women entrepreneurs and/or empowering women through their business model.

OUR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

Teja Ventures has unmatched depth in primary source consumer insights and outreach across Asia in the She Economy

Unique deal sourcing capacity and market insights: an unrivalled cross border insider network – constituted by executives, corporates and investors, for building the world’s largest community for women and proven exits in the She Economy.

Organic and proprietary pipeline from the world’s largest startup competition for women and technology – She Loves Tech

Cross-border arbitrage: strategic and insider local knowledge to leverage big data, technology and business model insights from China to Southeast Asia market

Post investment value creation: ability and resources to play a key incubation role with capital, strategic resources such as talent, media, consumer outreach and distribution networks