About CapBridge 2018-07-10T07:20:12+00:00

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CapBridge is a Leading Private Capital
Platform for investing
in global growth companies

$500M

worth of deals in 2018

> 10,000

tapped investors in our network

ABOUT US

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CapBridge was started in 2015. We are driven by the idea of leveraging technology to better match investors to curated opportunities for growth capital investments.

Today, CapBridge is a leading private capital raising platform for investing in global growth companies, led by serial entrepreneur Johnson Chen and run by a team of seasoned investment professionals. CapBridge is MAS licensed and supported by our shareholder, Singapore Exchange (SGX).

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ROBUST DEAL FLOW

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Beyond the initial raise, as our deals are primarily co-investments in nature, all investors benefit from the lead investor driving portfolio development and co-investors value-add through significant networks they bring to the table. CapBridge continues its support of portfolio of companies through subsequent capital raises, leveraging its well-connected global investment community.

CapBridge is designed to help institutional and co-investors support, collaborate and invest in growth companies, while play a positive role in the development of growth companies across stages and sectors – from sourcing and funding, to collaborating post-investment on strategic partnerships. Our investment community is comprised of multinational corporations, entrepreneurs, investors, venture capitalists, and global institutions.

OUR INVESTORS

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1Exchange (formerly of Clearbridge Accelerator, one of Singapore’s leading incubation firms) invests in game-changing technology companies.

Singapore Exchange (SGX) is the Asian Gateway, connecting investors in search of Asian growth to corporate issuers in search of global capital.

OUR TEAM

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Johnson Chen

Founder & CEO

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Johnson Chen is the Founder & CEO of CapBridge. Concurrent with his appointment as Chairman and CEO of CapBridge, Johnson is also the Founder and Non-Executive Chairman of medical companies Clearbridge Health and Clearbridge BioMedics. Clearbridge Health is a precision healthcare company with clinical presence in Asia, and listed on the SGX (SGX ticker: 1H3, Bloomberg ticker CBH.SP); Clearbridge BioMedics is a specialised provider of medical applications and equipment for tumor diagnosis – its products have received regulatory approvals and are marketed and sold in Asia, Europe, and North America.

Johnson is an active angel investor with more than 18 years of entrepreneurship experience. He previously co-founded two start-ups, both of which he later successfully exited. He sits on the Singapore National Research Foundation Proof-of-Concept grant panel and is a member of the Strategic Research Innovation Fund committee of NTUitive, Nanyang Technological University’s innovation and enterprise company.

Johnson began his career with Pacific Century CyberWorks Limited (PCCW) as one of its early team members. He later became President of CyberWorks Ventures, the direct investment arm of PCCW. As President, Johnson’s responsibilities included building CyberWorks Ventures’ direct investments & venture capital team, as well as overseeing a multi-million investment portfolio. The youngest member of PCCW’s M&A/investment executive committee at that time, he was responsible for much of PCCW’s strategic expansion, including its successful acquisitions and investments.

Johnson was awarded the prestigious Sword of Honour by the President of Singapore, for being the top graduate in the officer cadet course during his National Service with the Singapore Armed Forces.

Johnson holds a Master’s degree and a Bachelor degree in Manufacturing Engineering Tripos (MET) from the University of Cambridge, UK.

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Chew Sutat

Non-executive Director

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Sutat is Head of Equities & Fixed Income, where he is responsible for the equities and fixed income listing, trading and post trade businesses and securities product sales for SGX globally. Mr Chew joined SGX in June 2007 and was appointed to the Executive Management Committee in May 2008. He is also Chairman of SGX’s Bull Charge CSR initiatives.

Prior to SGX, he was Group Head, Investment & Treasury Products at Standard Chartered Bank, where he was responsible for the strategy and development of the bank’s existing geographic franchises and new ventures for Global Wealth Management.

Before Standard Chartered Bank, Mr Chew was with OCBC Securities, where he headed the development of non-traditional investment products and services and the proprietary trading team. He began his career with DBS Bank in the Custody function and held varying portfolios in strategic planning and business development for institutional banking and private clients.

Outside of SGX, he is a Fellow of the Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore (IBF) and Chairman of IBF’s Sub-Committee for Corporate Finance, Securities & Futures. He sits on the President’s Advancement Advisory Council at the National University of Singapore and serves as industry advisor for the Government Parliamentary Committee for Finance, Trade & Industry. In addition, he serves as Chairman of Caregivers Alliance Limited (Charity), Vice-Chairman of Kaki Bukit Citizens’ Consultative Committee and on the board of Trustees for the Center for Domestic Employees.

Mr Chew graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (1st Class Honours) degree in Philosophy Politics & Economics (PPE) from Oxford University, Keble College in 1996. He also holds a Master of Arts degree from Oxford.

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MANAGEMENT TEAM

Jeffrey Fang

Chief Corporate Officer

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Jeffrey is Chief Corporate Officer at global private capital platform CapBridge.

He has over 14 years of corporate and capital market experience in roles that span strategy development, operations management, financial communications and public affairs.  

Before investing in and building startups, Jeffrey was Director of Strategic and Public Affairs at Singapore sovereign investor Temasek, where he built up and led the global M&A communications function, as well as the media relations, and crisis/issues management teams. He also handled executive communications, issues advocacy, and strategic relations in Singapore, US, and China. 

Jeffrey began his career in healthcare management, building the largest primary care network in Singapore for one of Asia’s leading private healthcare providers. He then moved into strategic consulting, advising C-suite business leaders in capital and private markets issues, stakeholder management, public affairs, and financial communications.

Jeffrey holds an MA in International Relations and Affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. 

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Scott Duncan

Managing Director (Family Offices & UHNWI)

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Scott’s early banking career started in Jersey, Channel Islands with the Royal Bank of Scotland in 1985 and then he moved to Luxembourg in 1989 where he helped set up a new Private Banking and Fund Management office of Lloyds Bank.  Scott was then transferred to Singapore in order to help build the Private Banking business of Lloyds Bank in March of 1993 and has remained in Singapore since with various Private Banking and Private Wealth institutions.

As Principal Lead, Scott brings to CapBridge over 24 years of Asian working experience from the financial sector and has an excellent network of potential business opportunities and contacts in a wide range of industries spanning the globe.

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Alvin Yap

Managing Director (Institutional Investors)

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Alvin is an experienced senior investment banker with more than 18 years of extensive professional experiences in cross-border M&A, IPO, private equity, private placement, pre-IPO fundraising, etc. across the region.

Before joining CapBridge, Alvin was with the top investment bank in China – China International Capital Corporation (“CICC”) based in Beijing/Hong Kong/Singapore from April 2007 to July 2016, Credit Suisse Hong Kong from 2005 to March 2007, Ernst & Young Hong Kong from 2001 to 2005 and Arthur Andersen Malaysia 1998 to 2000.

Alvin graduated from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom with a MPhil in Finance and awarded with a First Class Honours in B.A. (Hons) Accounting & Financial Management from University of Essex, United Kingdom. He is a Scholar of Cambridge Commonwealth Trust, as well as British Council British Scholarship.

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Haiping Choo

Head of Technology

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Haiping oversees the implementation of all online/offline workflows of the CapBridge platform, and the overall platform experience for both investors and issuers.

Prior to CapBridge, Mr. Choo was Senior Investment Director at Clearbridge Accelerator, a strategic partner of CapBridge, where his responsibilities include VC deal sourcing, portfolio companies support and portfolio management. He previously worked in the Technology transfer department of the NUS Industry Liaison Office where he focused on innovation relating to Advance Materials. He started his career as an investment banking analyst at ReEx Capital Asia, where he specialized in the Asian Clean Energy sector.

Haiping is highly passionate about entrepreneurship, having founded two successful start-ups as an undergraduate. Haiping is also the recipient of several international business awards and holds a B.Eng (Material Science & Engineering) from the National University of Singapore.

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