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Tiang Lim FooPartner and Co-founder
Tiang Lim Foo is a Partner and co-founder of Forge Ventures. He is currently serving as a Venture Partner at Next Billion Ventures. He was also a partner at SeedPlus, a leading seed fund in Southeast Asia backed by SGInnovate, Jungle Ventures, Cisco, and IFC. Previously, he launched and managed Evernote's operations in Asia. Tiang has invested in category-leading startups in the region and currently serves on the board of Qoala, a Sequoia-backed insurance tech company in Indonesia.
Tiang holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with Honors from the National University of Singapore and is an alumnus of the NUS Overseas College (NOC) programme in Silicon Valley, where he attended Stanford University.
Kaspar HidayatPartner and Co-founder
Kaspar is a Partner and co-founder of Forge Ventures. He has held investment roles at 500 Startups, Venturra Capital and Koru Partners where he invested in some of the fastest growing startups in Southeast Asia including Grab, Bukalapak and Zilingo.
Kaspar was previously a VP at Pomelo where he launched and managed its Indonesia business and oversaw marketing regionally. Kaspar graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Philosophy and Economics from Amherst College.
Jim Quismorio is the principal and CEO of Alto Partners. Jim began his career in 1994 as an M&A banker on Wall Street at Lehman Brothers, rising to Managing Director in 2006 in charge of corporate M&A and strategy in the Asia Executive Office. Jim was part of the senior Management Committee which closed the historic sale of Lehman Brothers’ international businesses to Nomura in 2008. He retired from the industry in 2012 and established the Alto Partners family office with several senior executives from TPG, KKR and Northstar.
Jim graduated double Magna Cum Laude with a BS from the Wharton School of Business and a BA in Asian Studies from the University of Pennsylvania in 1994. He also studied economics at Waseda in Japan and is proficient in written and spoken Japanese. He currently sits on the advisory board for several Asia-based start-ups.