Tan Yinglan


Yinglan Tan

CEO & Managing Partner, Insignia Venture Partners

Tan Yinglan founded Insignia Venture Partners in 2017, an early stage technology venture fund focusing on Southeast Asia.  Prior to founding Insignia Venture Partners, Yinglan was Sequoia Capital’s first hire and Venture Partner in Southeast Asia. He sourced multiple investment opportunities for Sequoia including Tokopedia, Go-jek, Traveloka, Carousell, Appier, Dailyhotel, Pinkoi and 99.co. Prior to joining Sequoia Capital, Yinglan was a member of the elite Singapore Administrative Service, where he served in a variety of positions in the National Research Foundation, Prime Minister’s Office (where he was part of a team that managed a S$360 million fund for innovation and enterprise), Ministry of Trade and Industry (where he was the deskhead for Economic Development Board Investments portfolio) and Ministry of Defence (where he was the recipient of the National Innovation and Quality Circle Award). Tan Yinglan had previously been the founding Director of 3i Venturelab (China) at INSEAD, a joint-venture between private equity firm 3i (LSE:III) and INSEAD. Yinglan was also the Special Assistant to the Chief Economic Advisor of the World Bank, as a Milton and Cynthia Friedman Fellow.

In his spare time, he is also a Board Member of Hwa Chong International School (where he serves on the Investment Committee), Advisory Board Member of the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) Innovation Center, Advisory Board Member for the Duke Corporate Education Asia Advisory board and a member of the Board of Imagineers for the Imagineering Institute. He also serves on the Singapore Government’s Pro Enterprise Panel (headed by Head of Civil Service of Singapore), the Committee on the Future Economy’s Sub-Committee on Future Corporate Capabilities and Innovation and the Technology Enterprise Commercialisation Scheme Evaluation Committee for SPRING Singapore.

Yinglan has been named as a World Economic Forum (WEF) Young Global Leader (2012 – 2017), WEF Technology Pioneers Selection Committee Member (2015 – 2017), Milken Institute Young Leaders Circle (2016), WEF Global Agenda Council member on Fostering Entrepreneurship (2011 – 2014), “Top 40 under 40” leaders by Prestige Magazine (2015), World Cities Summit Young Leader (2014), a Leader of Tomorrow by the St Gallen Symposium (2010), Geili Fellow (2012), 100 Global Thinkers by think-tank Lo Spazio della Politica (2011), TIE Charter Member (2013), Paul Harris Fellow (2012), Outstanding Youth of China Synergy Program (2007) and Dragon100 Young Chinese Leader (2006) and a Leader of the Next Generation at the Symposium for Leaders of the Next Generation (STARS) in 2011. In 2010, Yinglan was also named as a Kauffman Fellow,  a fellowship which identifies the next generation of global leaders in the venture capital industry.

Yinglan is the author of 3 books, namely, The Way Of the VC: Having Top Venture Capitalists On Your Board.(Wiley, 2009), Chinnovation – How Chinese Innovators are Changing the World (Wiley 2010) and textbook New Venture Creation – Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century – An Asian Perspective (Mcgraw Hill 2011), which is used as the teaching text in various business schools. His book, The Way Of The VC, has been named by Forbes columnist Marc Kramer as amongst the “World’s Best Business Books”. Chinnovation has been ranked #1 on Amazon.com in the Business & Investing (International) category.

Yinglan is an Adjunct Associate Professor at National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University. He is also a Strategic Research Innovation Fund Investment Committee Member at Nanyang Technology University. Yinglan had also been a faculty at INSEAD where he developed and taught an entrepreneurship module for INSEAD.  He has also taught at Stanford University, the UC Berkeley-Nanyang Advanced Management Programme, the NTU-Tsinghua Executive Programme and at the Advanced Management Programme at Singapore Management University and guest lectures at Fudan and Tsinghua University. He has conducted customized executive programs for executives in Apple, Cisco, Haier, Tencent, Nokia Siemens, DBS, Singtel, SKF, 3i, UBS, Metersbonwe, the World Bank and for senior government officials in China, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Armenia, Brunei, Lebanon, Singapore, Laos, Philippines, Sri Lanka, South Africa and Nepal on topics on innovation and venture capital.

At Carnegie Mellon University, Yinglan finished two Bachelor Degrees, a B.S.(Electrical and Computer Engineering) and a B.S.(Economics), in 3 yrs and graduated top in his class, as the William L. Everitt scholar. He also received a Masters in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University. A Certified Risk Analyst, Yinglan also completed post-graduate work at Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School (under the WEF Young Global Leaders Executive Education program) and was a doctoral candidate at Harvard University as a JFK Fellow.  Yinglan has a wife and three kids, which his life revolves around.

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陈映岚是 Insignia Venture Partners 的CEO和创始合伙人。之前,他是红杉资本东南亚投资合伙人。领投了Tokopedia, Carousell, Gojek, Traveloka, Appier, Pinkoi, Dailyhotel 和 99.co。 在业余时间,映岚也是华中国际学校和扶轮社的董事. 之前,他任职于新加坡总理公署, 负责监督三亿六千万新币的创新投资基金。旗下基金投资了41家高科技企业,包括品智(被MediaMonitor并购), Curiox(被Zicom并购)。陈映岚曾是中国首任3i Venturelab (3i 企业(伦敦证券交易所:III)及INSEAD欧洲工商管理学院(為世界领先的商学院之一)的合资企业)的董事。 他曾任职于新加坡贸易和工业部,负责经济发展局投资的高级助理司长和经济司长,是新加坡高级公务员(Administrative Service)。在留美期间,还曾在世界银行,作为米尔顿弗里德曼和辛西娅院士。在斯坦福大学读研究生期间,他是一间互联网公司创办人(这仍是一个在斯坦福大学案例研究精选)。

陈映岚曾就读于哈佛大学(世界青年领袖班 /肯尼迪院士),斯坦福大学(管理科学硕士学位)和卡耐基梅隆大学(电子电脑工程与经济双学位),他亦是认证合格的风险分析师。他是新加坡国立大学的荣誉兼职教授,也兼任INSEAD的讲师,新加坡南洋理工大学兼职助理教授,新加坡管理大学高级总裁班, 加州大学(UC Berkeley)-南洋理工大学高级总裁班, 清华大学-南洋理工大学高级培训课程的的兼职助理教授;上海复旦大学客座讲座。 陈映岚是新加坡南洋理工大学创新基金的投资委员,也是新加坡政府贸工部的创业委员。

陈映岚是《风险投资之道》(The Way of the VC ,Wiley出版社,2009)的作者,并在隔年出版(Chinnovation – How Chinese Innovators are Changing the World)《 中国创智-中国的创新如何改变世界》(Wiley, 2010年)。映岚也是课本《创业学》-亚洲版(Mcgraw Hill, 2012年出版)合著作者。《风险投资之道》被挑选为哈佛商学院MBA的教材, 《 中国创智》是亚马逊2011年4月的#1畅销商务(国际)书。

陈映岚2012成为全球最负盛誉的达沃斯经济论坛“世界青年领袖”之一,经济论坛科技先锋的遴选委 员(2015-2017), 也兼任世界经济论坛促进创新的国际委员 (2011-2014) , 世界城市峰会青年领袖 (2014), 圣加仑研讨会(St Gallen Symposium)100名明日的领导人之一,Prestige 杂志40杰出领袖, 同时也被获选为首批来自新加坡的国际考夫曼院士(Kauffman Fellow) 。映岚亦当选2011蓬莱—未来之星得奖与致词嘉宾, 海外傑青匯中華青年領袖和「龍匯100」華人青年領袖。


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