Song Tjoa has been an active venture capital investor since the late-90's, with investments in the US and Asia focused on technology companies in the early to growth stages. More recently, he has focused on social impact investments, culminating with the founding of Clarion Newlife Capital in 2021, which is a Singapore-based social impact company. Clarion invests in and partners with sustainable enterprises in Asia to address the holistic alleviation of poverty.
He also serves on the boards of numerous private companies and nonprofits. In his personal capacity, he leads a refugee learning centre in Penang. He is also an ordained minister serving in the senior leadership of the New Life Fellowship of Churches, a family of autonomous churches in Indonesia, Singapore, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar and Malaysia.
Reflecting this professional diversity, he initially trained as an electrical engineer (UT Austin), but also holds an MBA (NUS) as well as a Master's and Doctorate in ministry and theology (Fuller Theological Seminary.)
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Lim Fang Wei
About Fang Wei
Fang Wei has held leadership roles with companies in the aerospace, venture capital and oil trading businesses before starting his own consultancy to advise companies in these sectors and partnered Clarion since its founding to source, evaluate, structure and monitor companies in its portfolio.
He is a qualified International Arbitrator and Fellow of Singapore Institute of Arbitrators; qualified Listed Entity Director and member of Singapore Institute of Directors; qualified WSQ trainer and member of Adult Educators Network. He serves on the board of private companies and also as an elder and treasurer in his church. He graduated with a B.Mech Eng from University of Minnesota and M.Sc (Management of Technology) from National University of Singapore.