Charles Fong

Singapore, Singapore

Entrepreneur, Investor
Charles's Skills
Business Development
Finance
Technical
Sales
Strategy
Design
Fundraising
Legal
Marketing
Operations
Product Management
Public Relations
Recruiting
User Experience
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

Age Group

<25

About Charles

A self starter and investor, I am now looking to launch my own startup. I have a mission and vision to change the way things are being done, specifically using robotics to change current manufacturing processes. I am looking to improve machine learning processes to increase productivity and make machines more modular and affordable.In my quest, I am looking to connect with like minded individuals to join me in my journey.

Work Experience

Director, Business Development

Graphic Direction Pte Ltd

May 2015 - September 201

Director, Business Development at Graphic Direction Pte Ltd. We are aiming to disrupt the traditional printing industry by doing business in new and innovative ways. GRAPHIC DIRECTION GROUP www.graphicdirection.com.sg (Corporate Website) www.gdprint.com.sg (Printing Sevices) www.gdsigns.com.sg (Event Signages) www.gdgifts.com.sg (Corporate Gifts) www.gdmagnetics.com.sg (Magnetic Graphic Solutions) www.gdmarketing.com.sg (Marketing Solutions)

Director, Business Development

GD Marketing & Media Pte Ltd

August 2015 - Today

Started up a new subsidiary of the Graphic Direction Group. We are primarily involved in trying to bring Magnetic Graphic Solutions into South-east Asia. GRAPHIC DIRECTION GROUP www.graphicdirection.com.sg (Corporate Website) www.gdprint.com.sg (Printing Sevices) www.gdsigns.com.sg (Event Signages) www.gdgifts.com.sg (Corporate Gifts) www.gdmagnetics.com.sg (Magnetic Graphic Solutions) www.gdmarketing.com.sg (Marketing Solutions)

Director & Representative

Family Office - Yoken Holdings Pte Ltd and YK Capital Pte Ltd

January 2013 - Today

Shareholder, Director and official Company Representative of family offices, Yoken Holdings Pte Ltd and YK Capital Pte Ltd. They have have a portfolio consisting of several start-ups, properties and financial securities Investments made in: 1. Mdaq – fintech company dealing in Fx cross border transactions. Ant Financial and Economic Development Board invested and now majority shareholders.. 2. Green Koncepts – green energy management company using cloud services and technology. Spring Singapore is an investor of the company. 3. Samumed – biotech company invested via a limited partnership in a venture fund. 4. VMF- investments in nursing homes, worker dormitories. Investment philosophy: Long-term. Prepared to take higher risks with angel investing as well as venture funding or private equity Average length of investment is 5 years Average size of investment is $1m for start ups New focus: Robotics and game changing technology

Republic of Singapore Air Force

3rd Sergeant, Air Force Technician

November 2014 - September 2016

Qualified Air Force Technician, went through a Civil Engineering Course.

Founder and CEO

JCMP Pte Ltd

May 2014 - January 2016

Founded a start-up with 4 partners in May 2014. The company was originally conceived to develop applications, however we changed the business to supplying event collaterals. Although profitable, the decision was made to close it in January 2016 due to lack of scalability

Education

Durham University

BA Business Management

2016 - 2019

Singapore Polytechnic

Diploma in Accountancy

2011 - 2014