Felix Tan is the Managing Director of The Finlab, a corporate FinTech Accelerator which is a joint venture between United Overseas Bank (UOB) and SGInnovate, previously known as Infocomm Investments. Felix was one of the pioneers of the Singapore startup and internet scene and started building funded companies as far back as 1995. His two most famous companies were SilkRoute and ECNet, which we discuss at length.
The stories about the founding, growth, funding and ultimate demise of these companies is compelling and an interesting tale of being a bit too early. Felix was a Computer Science graduate and represented Singapore in the South East Asian Games in the sport of Fencing.