Singapore-based Golden Equator Capital fund management firm (GEC) has appointed Pooja Gurbani as a partner for its Venture Investments team, according to a company’s statement.
In her new role, Gurbani will be responsible for mentoring portfolio companies and managing strategic partnerships across the innovation and investment communities.
The newly appointment partner said she sees an “exciting amount of growth and opportunities” in the region with Southeast Asia being the focus of growth for venture capital firms and startups.
Gurbani has more than 20 years of experiences managing different types of investments in global financial hubs like London, New York, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
Prior to joining GEC, Gurbani was managing her family office, where she oversaw investments in different asset classes and new businesses. Some startups that Gurbani has mentored and invested are Singapore-based online wealth management platform Canopy and Malaysian healthy snacks and breakfast delivery company Amazin’ Graze. She also advised and helped establish two Asian multi-family offices: Crossbridge Capital and Fusang.
Gurbani currently also serves as an advisor to Green Monday Ventures, a private equity fund that invests in ventures addressing global issues like climate change, food insecurity, health and animal welfare.
GEC predilects investments in Asian innovative technology companies. In Southeast Asia, the company is known for investing in firms like Singapore proptech startup Ohmyhome and Indonesian e-commerce platform Sorabel, among others.
The fund management firm recently raised USD 90 million through two private funds. The new funds will be used to finance an undisclosed public listed company that will focus primarily on infrastructure, energy, and finance sectors, the company said.