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Henry Ward (Chief Executive Officer at Carta)

Henry Ward

Chief Executive Officer at Carta

Henry Ward is the CEO and co-founder of Carta. The company is trusted by more than 40,000 companies, over 7,000 funds and SPVs, and over two million equity holders to manage cap tables, compensation, valuations, liquidity, and more. The company is valued at over $7B and has been included on the Forbes World’s Best Cloud Companies, Fast Company's Most Innovative list, and Inc.’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies. Investors in Carta include Silverlake, Permira, Andreessen Horowitz and other notable investors, and Henry Ward has raised over $1bn of funding.
Prior to Carta, Henry was founder and CEO of Secondsight, a portfolio optimization platform for retail investors. He also held leadership positions at software companies including Reddwerks Inc. and BetweenMarkets. Henry graduated from University of Michigan with a BGS in Mathematics and Computer Science and holds a MSC in Market Finance from EDHEC Business School.

Saurav Bhattacharyya (Chairman, Board of Directors at ACE.SG)

Saurav Bhattacharyya

Chairman, Board of Directors at ACE.SG

Saurav Bhattacharyya (“Shau-Rav”) is the CEO and a Co-founder of Quantum Inventions, a company focussing in Mobility Intelligence. He raised over S$5m in funding for QI before it was wholly acquired in 2017 by Continental Corporation – an automotive supplier, with over S$64B (40B Euros) in global sales. At the point of acquisition, QI had subsidiaries in Malaysia, Indonesia, and operations in India.
QI has grown to be a formidable company in ITS solutions, dynamic traffic information services and connected navigation and covets the Young Innovator Award under the Land Transport Excellence Awards, which it won in 2010 (by the Ministry of Transport of Singapore). Close to his industry, he has served ITS Singapore in various capacities, currently, as President.

Navas Ebin Muhammed (Managing Director of MARS GROWTH CAPITAL PTE. LTD. -)

Navas Ebin Muhammed

Managing Director of MARS GROWTH CAPITAL PTE. LTD. -

Navas is the Head of APAC for Mars Growth Capital and Liquidity Group. Singapore based Mars Growth Capital, is the largest growth to late stage venture debt fund in the region with an AUM of over USD 1B. Navas has successfully led transactions worth over USD 400M in startups at various stages and spread across various regions over the last 3 years with Mars Growth. He started his career as an Entrepreneur himself before moving into technology financing. He enjoys conversations and is always willing to support Entrepreneurs at all stages of their growth.

Janson Seah (CEO and Co-founder of StaffAny)

Janson Seah

CEO and Co-founder of StaffAny

Janson Seah is the co-founder of StaffAny, a Singapore-based software-as-a-service startup that helps business owners reduce work dedicated to scheduling and time-tracking, as well as reduce the cost of operations by minimising time theft and overtime spend.
Janson used to run a bar and in 2014 and felt the pain point of managing hourly workers. Operational processes like scheduling and timesheet management were painful, prone to errors and it was difficult to better the performance of his hourly workforce. Together with his team and his experience with startups in the bay area, StaffAny was founded to transform the future of hourly work so businesses can make time for what matters.