James Tan

James Tan

Managing Partner at Quest VC


James is the founder and managing partner of QuestVC. James has eleven years of experience in entrepreneurship and management in China and Singapore. QuestVC is a venture capital firm with offices in Beijing and Singapore, and invests and incubates companies at the seed and angel stage.

When his investing hat is taken off, James is the co-founder of 55tuan, one of the largest social e-commerce sites in China with 5,000 employees across 200 cities. Prior to this, James was in the technology and financial sectors with companies in the Singapore Technologies group and JPMorgan Chase. His functional roles included operations, sales, marketing and product management, with the last in a regional capacity and head of a financial product with Singapore’s largest payment network.

James was awarded scholarships from the Singapore and Beijing governments for a Tsinghua-MIT MBA at Tsinghua University. He was recognised as a finalist in the Telstra Sensis Australia China Alumni Award for ICT and New Media and is a regular guest lecturer at IE Business School and Tsinghua SEM.