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Haiping Choo

Singapore

I have strong interest in - Early Stage Venture Capital & Entrepreneurial Finance - Commercializing Innovations from Lab to Market - Corporate Development & Value Creation

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Areas of Expertise

  • Venture Capital

    Early-stage Healthcare Financing

    • Finance
    • Valuation

Reviews

  • CW
    Haiping is a very valuable member of our key staff in Clearbridge Accelerator. Firstly, his technical abilities in corporate finance is a huge asset. Crunching through reams of financial sheets is never easy, yet Haiping excels in his corporate finance skills. Haiping also has a very unique investment mindset where he can see investment themes from different perspectives. A very driven and intelligent member of our team.
    Chee Wah Chong

My Interests

Health Sectors
Medical Devices, Digital Health, Biotech, Diagnostics

Experience

  • Senior Investment Manager, Venture Capital

    Clearbridge Accelerator | July 2010 - Current

    Clearbridge Accelerator (CBA) is Singapore’s premier technology commercialiser and incubator which aims to translate core technologies from the laboratory into commercial and innovative products that will result in sustainable and lasting enterprises. CBA is supported by the Singapore National Research Foundation under the Technology Incubation Scheme (TIS). Our team has a proven track record, the requisite expertise, and a wide network. We provide the necessary funding, mentorship, and the operational and executive discipline to deliver determined and accelerated results. In 2012, CBA became one of the two successful recipients under SPRING Singapore’s Biomedical Sciences Accelerator (BSA) programme, and set up a subsidiary, Clearbridge BSA, to manage a SGD 40 million fund for medical technology start-up companies. CBA’s initiatives and investment focus areas are in biomedical devices, advanced materials and computational algorithms Responsibilities include: * VC investments, Due Diligence, Fund-raising, Venture Creation * Portfolio Management & Reporting, Financial Modeling, Valuation Analysis * Market/Clinical study, Corporate Development, Business Strategy & Execution

  • Technology Transfer

    NUS Industry Liaison Office | December 2009 - June 2010

    The National University of Singapore (NUS) Industry Liaison Office (ILO) mission is to promote industry collaboration, technology transfer and commercialization of the University's intellectual assets and expertise. ILO facilitates the translation of new discoveries and inventions by NUS researchers into useful products and services through licensing these technologies either to existing companies and / or new startups. At NUS ILO, my focus is on innovations relating to Advance Materials. Key industries include water desalination, clean energy, semiconductors, microsystems, biomedical etc...

  • Investment Banking Analyst

    ReEx Capital Asia | July 2008 - August 2009

    ReEx Capital Asia is an investment banking boutique based in Singapore, specializing in the Asian Clean Energy sector. Our main business is capital-raising: originating investment opportunities, structuring deals and raising funds (debt/equity) for renewable energy infrastructure, biofuel production facilities, energy efficiency projects and green energy products/services companies. Responsibilities include: - Deal Origination and Deal Structuring Support - Conducting Due Diligence for companies ranging from Start-up to Pre-IPO - Preparing investment memos for investors and lenders, financial modeling, valuation and sensitivity analysis etc... - Conducting market research in the clean energy space - Played advisory roles in areas such as business development, clean energy policies/institutional set-ups , fund management etc...

Education

  • National University of Singapore

    Material Science and Engineering | Nanotechnology, Lithium-Ion Batteries | 2006 - 2010

  • CFA Institute

    CFA Level 1 Examination | Investment Management & Finance