Formation 8 Welcomes Joel Sng as Partner

December 16, 2014

We are thrilled to announce that Joel Sng has joined Formation 8. Joel is a talented Singapore-based investor who brings deep experience and an incredible network of entrepreneurs around the world to the firm.

Joel has been making big strategic investments globally for years, both as an early stage and later stage investor. In Asia, his portfolio includes investments in Xiaomi, the world’s 3rd largest smartphone manufacturer; Razer, a global leader in the gaming industry; and SF Express, the leading courier services company in China. Some of his early investments in the U.S. include Airbnb, Coursera, Facebook, Palantir and Uber. Out in Australia, his investments include cloud-based enterprise data security company Covata and, earlier this year, he successfully exited Freelancer.com, one of the leading global technology outsourcing marketplaces.

A graduate of Harvard University, Joel divides his time between Asia and the Bay Area, and is in close touch with the latest innovations and entrepreneurs in both geographies. We have known Joel for years, including through our investment in Grabit. We share a common belief in the power of leveraging U.S.-Asian partnerships and the importance of supporting great entrepreneurs – both core values of Formation 8. We are excited to add his extensive experience and bold approach to our team of partners and advisors.