Monk’s Hill Ventures appoints two as partners

Southeast Asia-based Monk’s Hill Ventures, an early-stage tech venture firm, has named Michele Daoud and Justin Nguyen as partners. The appointments became effective immediately. Daoud’s background includes leadership roles at Udemy, Google and Oliver Wyman while Nguyen joined MHV as an operating adviser in 2016.


Singapore, April 16, 2019 – Monk’s Hill Ventures (‘MHV’), a leading Southeast-Asia early-stage tech venture capital firm, today announced the appointment of Michele Daoud and Justin Nguyen as Partners, effective immediately.

“Michele and Justin bring unparalleled operating experience in the tech and venture capital as former entrepreneurs and operators themselves. They join us as Partners during a transformative time in Southeast Asia tech where we are seeing a boom of inspiring entrepreneurs who are tackling real problems and transforming millions of lives,” said Kuo-Yi Lim, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Monk’s Hill Ventures.

As the first female Partner at the firm, Michele has built a successful track record of investing in and supporting several startups including Finaxar, ELSA, Dana Cita, Bot MD, Padlet, C88 Financial Technologies, and Ninja Van. She plays an integral role at the firm; working with founders to scale their businesses, sourcing and structuring investments for MHV – along with building the MHV team. She is skilled in scaling technology products and possesses deep experience in emerging markets across Africa, Middle East, and Asia.
Michele previously held leadership positions at Udemy, Google and Oliver Wyman. She holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She is based in Singapore.

Justin brings more than two decades of leadership and entrepreneurial experience, helping to launch three successful startups in China and the United States. He is based in Vietnam, where he spearheads deal sourcing and advises MHV’s portfolio companies in the region. Justin led the firm’s investments in OhmniLabs and Jio Health and serves as an Observer on their boards. He joined MHV as an Operating Advisor in 2016.

“We are very happy to appoint Michele and Justin as Partners. They bring in-depth experience to the Southeast Asia tech industry and have a strong track record in working with entrepreneurs to scale their businesses. Their appointments will bolster our vision in building the next generation of Southeast Asia global companies,” said Peng T. Ong, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of MHV.

Michele and Justin joins Mohd Ridzwan (‘Reez’) Nordin as its newest partners. Reez is MHV’s Partner based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He was previously part of the technology investment team at Khazanah Nasional, Malaysia’s strategic investment fund.
About Monk’s Hill Ventures
Founded in 2014, Monk’s Hill Ventures invests in high-growth, early stage Southeast Asian consumer and enterprise tech startups with the potential to transform millions of lives. With the vision to back the best founders in building iconic companies, its founding partners Peng T. Ong and Kuo-Yi Lim are seasoned entrepreneurs who have built and backed global companies in Silicon Valley and Asia. MHV has local presence in Singapore, Jakarta, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Thailand. Further information available at