Prior to joining Temasek, Lin Hong was the EVP of Transpac Capital Pte Ltd, from 1990 to 2000. Transpac was established in 1986 (then known as Transtech) and grew to become one of the largest venture capital firms in South-East Asia, managing more than US$820 million of funds in 2000, which were invested in a broad range of companies in Asia and USA. Prior to Transpac, Lin Hong was the CEO of U.S. subsidiaries manufacturing disk drives in Singapore, from 1981 to 1990. This included starting up from scratch, Computer Memories Far East Ltd in 1983, which was sold to Micropolis Ltd for about US$30 million in 1986, resulting in a significant capital gain for the owners of Computer Memories.

 

Lin Hong and his management team restarted under Micropolis in 1986 and grew the Singapore operations to achieve an annualized revenue run rate of US$400 million at the time of his departure in 1990. Lin Hong started work in 1970 in the Singapore Economic Development Board, heading the electronics group, where he spent eleven years promoting the development of the electronics industry in Singapore, which is now the largest industrial sector in the economy. 

 

Lin Hong has a honours degree in electrical engineering and a diploma in business administration. He has served on the boards of private and listed companies in Singapore and USA. He has also served for 20 years (1981-2001) on the Board of Governors of the Institute of Technical Education Singapore, 15 years (2003-2018) on the Board of ITE Education Services Pte Ltd, and 18 years (1992-2010) on the Board of Governors of Nanyang Polytechnic Singapore, as well as on various government committees. He was awarded a Singapore Public Service Medal in 1992, a Distinguished Friend of ITE award in 2012 and a Friend of NYP award in 2014.

 

After spending three years (from 2003 to 2005) to write "Venture Capital Fund Management", Lin Hong offered venture capital and private equity consultancy and management consultancy services under his company, Wingz Capital Pte Ltd. In this capacity, he has completed a few assignments in Beijing, Shanghai, Ho Chi Minh City, Chennai and Singapore. He started up SE Hub Ltd and was its Executive Director from 1 July 2011 to 30 September 2014. SE Hub was a social enterprise supported by the Singapore Tote Board that invested in other social enterprises and provided incubation and management support services to investees. SE Hub was later incorporated into the Centre for Social Enterprise (raiSE), which was launched on 27 May 2015. Lin Hong has written several articles on social enterprises which were published in the SE Hub website and reproduced in his personal website (click here).

 

Currently, Lin Hong is a non-executive director of Insignia Ventures Partners Pte Ltd, a venture capital firm based in Singapore, and chairs the investment panel of SEEDS Capital Pte Ltd. He also lectures on Venture Capital Financing in the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

 

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Wong Lin Hong is presently Managing Director of Wingz Capital Pte Ltd, a company in Singapore offering management consultancy services, particularly for venture capital and private equity firms. He is the author of a textbook: “Venture Capital Fund Management: A Comprehensive Approach to Investment Practices & the Entire Operations of a VC Firm”, published by Aspatore Books in November 2005 and subsequently also by Thomson Reuters. He is also the author of “Outcome-Based Social Programs: A Program Planning & Funding Guide”, an eBook commissioned by the Singapore Tote Board.

 

Lin Hong has ten years experience as a senior partner in a leading Asian venture capital firm, two and a half years in the mentoring and incubation of start-ups, nine years as a CEO in high-tech manufacturing firms and eleven years in the Singapore Economic Development Board, promoting the development of the electronics industry. He was previously the Managing Director for Business Development in Temasek Holdings (Pte) Ltd from October 2000 to March 2003. Temasek Holdings is a Singapore government-owned investment firm with a global portfolio of more than S$300 billion in 2018. His responsibility was to set up Temasek's incubation program, which provided funding, support and mentoring services to start-ups and early stage companies. The program was successfully established in Singapore, Chennai and Shenzhen and several investments into start-ups were made in these cities.

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