Anuj Jain

CEO & Co-Founder, Startup-O

Region

Asia

Role

Judge

Social

Anuj is the CEO & Co-Founder of Startup-O which is South East Asia’s largest platform for startup assessments, investment & venture building. He is driven by the vision of democratizing innovation by enabling authentic entrepreneurs to succeed with access to capital & global networks while serving the investors with a transparent & data-driven approach to build a diversified portfolio of high traction tech startups.

Anuj has rich ‘Go To Market’ experience across Asian markets including North Asia, South East Asia, China & India. His career spanned across consumer product MNCs like Procter & Gamble, Glaxo SmithKline Beecham, Wipro & BIC for 15+ years before he transitioned into the world of technology startups in 2013. He is a strong contributor to Singapore & SEA startup ecosystem, and as such, has a deep understanding of pain areas for both founders and investors. He led successful scaling of F&B SaaS company in the region, spent hundreds of hours in training 160+ startup founders through a structured boot camp & invested in others before he co-founded Startup-O in early 2016.

A strong proponent of the ‘Pay it Forward’ philosophy, he actively shares his knowledge at different forums and lives in Singapore since 2002.

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