Tan Yinglan is CEO & founding managing partner of Insignia Ventures Partners, a venture capital firm headquartered in Singapore, with investments in disruptive technologies across Southeast Asia. He is the author of three books, including Chinnovation: How Chinese Innovators are Changing the World. Tan was honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2012. He also is an adjunct professor at several business schools, where he formed his belief that traditional business schools, which focus largely on the management of large corporations, do not sufficiently prepare students for modern-day entrepreneurship in small and medium-sized companies. On fellowship he wants to develop a model for a business school of the future, one that emphasizes apprenticeship-based learning over classroom-acquired skills. In the U.S., he hopes to meet with leaders in venture capital and business school management.


Insignia Venture Partners


Founding Managing Partner

Areas of Interest

Education, Entrepreneurship
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Common Interest Program

Country of Origin


Destination Country

United States