Claire has over 30 years’ experience in Asia and the USA creating and leading new, and emerging lines of business for global Fortune 500 technology companies driving revenue of over US$300M. And was a founding partner of an Asian based start-up, resulting in a successful exit.
Claire has responsibility for overseeing and managing investments, fundraising, portfolio, and company operations for this $50m USD target Fund and the Accelerator. Claire also represents YLAP on the Global Board of The Yield Lab.
Larry has 40+ years of experience developing agriculture business in Asia. He began as a Peace Corps Volunteer at the Malaysia National Ag Bank before commencing his corporate career where he lived and worked in 9 countries in Asia. As a senior international executive, Larry has successfully built businesses in global markets serving government, corporate and non-profit clients and was responsible for commercialization and strategic business marketing in 2 Fortune 50 companies. Larry owned and operated a US-Asia business consulting firm specializing in market entry strategies.
Larry is responsible for fundraising, leveraging portfolio companies from other regions into Asia and recruiting management team members, subject matter experts and advisors across Asia Pacific. Larry earned a degree in Agricultural Economics and Animal Science from Cornell University.
Michelle has more than 13 years of fund management experience. She started her asset management career at Evia Capital, a boutique private equity fund managing an AUM of US$110m. At Evia, she oversees investor relations and assists with due diligence, portfolio management and compliance matters.
As principal of The Yield Lab, she is in charge of deal execution, investment, portfolio management, investor reporting and assists with the accelerator program. Michelle graduated with Bachelors of Business Administration from National University of Singapore.
Nancy has over 15 years of experience as a proven entrepreneur, as a founder of her own business across Greater China where she created and achieved over 3000% growth within only 5 years. She has an extensive operational and business management experience. Prior to this Nancy was Asia Pacific region Operations Executive and Regional Sales Leader for IBM, where she put in place new operational support systems and process, exceeding all growth and revenue goals annually. At The Yield Lab Asia Pacific, Nancy manages operational matters for the Accelerator.
Sophie is a trilingual engineer with 15+ year experience in a leading listed company and in startups. She has had the privilege of experiencing different roles in IT, quality, test and product, but also as a training specialist and project manager.
Passionate about sciences, circular economy, sustainability, nutritionals and microalgae, Sophie joined The Yield Lab Asia Pacific to support initiatives within the Accelerator program as well as The Yield Lab Institute, non-profit arm of The Yield Lab.