The Angel's Gate Team
Ash Singh - CEOAsh Singh, an improbable mixture of Indian blood, Canadian birth, Chinese education, and Asian business experience, has already established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the world of digital media. While still a student at Chinese University in Hong Kong, he conceived and launched Social Network Business Systems, a business network development company. This venture led to a successful full-time enterprise that was eventually acquired by Ad.WRIGHT Holdings, a specialist in branding and advertising.
Singh's next role saw him serve as the Chief Technology Officer for At-Life, which created in-store plasma screens network and Singapore's largest customer loyalty rewards program with almost 500,000 members, for McDonald's in all of their 125 restaurants.
His entrepreneurial escapades led to several awards including being named one of Asia's Top Young Entrepreneurs in 2009 by Business Week Magazine.
Along with his role as investor and director to 5 other companies in the digital media industry, Ash is currently the CEO of Interactive.SG - Asia's leading digital media and new business accelerator based in Singapore. Interactive.SG has already collaborated on new media projects with established companies from such diverse industries as entertainment, technology, real estate, and education. Partners include Google, Audi, Microsoft, PayPal, Capitaland, Singtel, BlackBerry, Canon, Mattel, ESPN, Nickelodeon, McDonald's and the Singapore Government.
Singh is also committed to supporting the local business community and to nurture young local business talent. He is a lecturer, speaker and honorary judge for business venture competitions at the INSEAD, SMU, NUS, NTU and his alma mater, The Richard Ivey School of Business.
His current project "Angel's Gate" is Asia's first 360° TV platform for entrepreneurs.
As a basketball fan, he is a shareholder and fan of the Singapore Slingers professional basketball team.
In his free time, Ash promotes his favourite hobby, turbans, through his mobile app "The Turbanizer" which in on track to have 1 million downloads within the next year.
Ko Tze Shen - Executive Producer
Shen's life-long obsession with technology has led to a career in various small and large IT firms. He co-founded Interactive SG in 2007 and has played an integral role in the company's growth. He ensures business operations are efficient and effective, and the products and services meet the highest standards of quality. Shen will be translating his keen eye for perfection to his latest role as Head of Investments for Angel's Gate.
With more than 8 years of experience in software development and gaming consultation, Shen is also Managing Partner at Fourier labs, and the Founder and Director of Flexo Gaming, a research and development company with a portfolio of several software intellectual properties.
Shen is a graduate from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and majored in both Statistics and Economics.
David Gowdey - Director, Investments
Since joining Yahoo! in 1999, David has served in a number of commercial roles and is currently a senior member on Yahoo!'s Corporate Development team. As Head of International M&A he is responsible for driving all transaction activity and the investment strategy for Yahoo! outside of North America, including their expansion in to new markets, such as Russia, Middle East, Africa and SE Asia.
During his tenure he has led many acquisitions, investments and joint ventures, which have helped shape Yahoo!'s international operations into the strong network that it is today.
He is currently based in Singapore and also represents Yahoo! on the board of several companies, including Yahoo!7 in Australia and Consim in India.