Dr Finian Tan is a venture capitalist, entrepreneur, and the founder and current chairman of Vickers Venture Partners, an international venture capital firm with a presence in Singapore, Shanghai, New York, Hong Kong, Silicon Valley, and San Francisco. Before he started Vickers, Dr. Tan was Managing Director and head of the Credit Suisse First Boston’s (“CSFB”) group of banks in Singapore and Malaysia, a role he took on after leaving his position as the Founding Partner and Managing Director of Silicon Valley venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson ePlanet for Asia, where he made an early and probably his most famous investment in Chinese tech giant Baidu. Prior to this, in 1997, Dr. Tan served as Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Trade and Industry for the Singapore Government.
Dr. Tan received his Doctor of Philosophy from Cambridge University on the Shell/Cambridge Scholarship. He received his B.Sc. Degree in Engineering from the University of Glasgow, where he also won all the academic awards available for the examinations, including an award for being the top student for his course, as well as the most distinguished graduate award.