Partner - Expara Ventures III (Singapore)
Lee Junior is a General Partner of Expara Ventures III, an early-stage, S.E.A. Regional VC fund based in Singapore. Before joining Expara, Lee was a Director of Singapore’s leading private equity fund manager, Tembusu Partners Pte Ltd.
With more than 20 years’ experience in business, Lee has an extensive network that spans across industries ranging from high-tech start-ups to social enterprises, and SMEs to MNCs. Before joining Tembusu, Lee founded The Silver Lining Project, a not-for-profit incubation program that focused on promoting the Silver (or elderly-related) Industry and growing ‘silver’ enterprises.
In 2004, with the support of Singapore’s Economic Development Board (EDB) and Jurong Town Council (JTC), Lee started ACE Nexus Pte Ltd; Singapore’s first fully privately-owned business incubator-cum-M&A house. Before that, Lee was Vice President of iAxil Pte Ltd, the venture acceleration arm of Ascendas Pte Ltd. Prior to joining Ascendas; Lee was with Suntec City’s Innovative Technology Initiative Team where he was instrumental in the patenting of its Facilities Service Provider (FSP) business model and the conceptualisation and rollout of its many cutting-edge technology initiatives.
A former Crucible Member of the Action Community for Entrepreneurs (ACE), Singapore’s national entrepreneurship movement, Lee also served as a Committee Member on Singapore’s Entrepreneurship Review Committee (EnRC). In August 2013, Lee was appointed Honorary Deputy Consul to the Republic of Lithuania; and is a qualified member of MENSA Singapore.
Having graduated from NUS Business School with a BBA, Lee served 10 years as a Director with its Business School Alumni Association, and has since graduated with an Asia-Pacific Executive MBA from the same School.