Shane Chesson

Founder, General Partner

  • Previously Partner of Pivotal Asia Ventures
  • Over fourteen years of investment banking and investment experience with Asian technology companies
  • Managing Director and Co-Head, Technology Investment Banking, Citigroup Asia-Pacific
  • Completed over $10bn of transaction for Asian tech clients with deal sizes from $30mm-$3bn
  • Experienced in Singapore tech M&A
  • MBA with Distinction INSEAD Singapore
  • Previously a strategy consultant for Bain & Company and GEM Consulting

Shane has been based in the region doing Asian tech transactions and investments since 1999. His passion and belief in the opportunity in SE Asia led him to found NSI, with the ambition to back and build a generation of IPO quality companies from the region.

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