Vicknesh R. Pillay
Co-Founder & Managing Partner, TNB Ventures

Speaker Profile

At age 31, Vicknesh R Pillay was already an established entrepreneur who was nominated for the “Entrepreneur of the Year” award at the coveted Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Awards 2013. Most recently, Vicknesh was picked as one of the top 40 under 40 influential Asians for 2018 by Asiaone. 

As the Founding Partner of TNB Ventures, Vicknesh will tap into his fund management, investment and go to market experience to head up TNB's flagship venture capital fund.

Prior, Vicknesh founded, managed and exited an independent advisory firm where he raised and managed equity for projects worth over €300 million. He also founded, operated and exited startups which contributed a revenue of $47 million in 4 years. Currently, Vicknesh serves as a Board of Director at several companies where he advises and assists on their internal strategies and regional expansion plans. 

Having graduated with a double degree from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and dual MBAs from UCLA Anderson and the National University of Singapore, Vicknesh is passionately involved in Singapore’s startup ecosystem. He is an appointed judge and mentor for numerous entrepreneurship workshops, conferences and startup competitions, contributing to the cultivation of aspiring entrepreneurs and startups.

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