Hian GohPartner at Openspace Ventures
Hian Goh is Founder and Partner of Openspace Ventures, a Singapore-headquartered VC investing in Southeast Asia-based technology companies. Openspace currently manages 2 funds with total committed capital of US$225 Mn. Selected Openspace investments overseen by Hian include FinAccel, Chope, Love Bonito, Grain, Axinan, Nutrition Technologies & Sweet Escape.
Openspace’s inaugural fund is consistently performing top 5% of VC funds globally according to Cambridge Associates benchmark. US$3.8 Bn follow-on capital has been raised by Openspace portfolio companies. In 2018, Hian was a finalist for Asian VC/PE Professional of the Year as coordinated by the Asian Venture Capital Journal.
Prior to founding Openspace Ventures, Hian was the Founder of the Asian Food Channel (AFC), a 24Hour food and lifestyle Pay TV network, which was acquired by Scripps Networks in 2013. The AFC investment won the Singapore Venture Capital Association’s Best Performing Venture Capital Investment award. Hian was also the recipient of the DBS Spirit of Vision Prestige Award for Singapore entrepreneurship.
Hian began his career as an investment banker and was an early member of the Salomon Smith Barney Technology investment banking practice in Asia, (now part of Citigroup) in 1999.
Hian graduated with a degree in Jurisprudence (Law) from Trinity College, Oxford, and an MBA from INSEAD. Hian is a Kauffman Fellow (Class 20). He is also a Reserve Officer with the Singapore Navy and is a Board Member of the Singapore Science Centre.