Mr Teo has four decades of entrepreneurial and business experience across Asia. He is the founder, former CEO, and director of Sapphire Corporation Limited (SGX mainboard listed), which has a 40 year history in construction and natural resources. He has built many condominium and public housing projects in Singapore and elsewhere, as well as the Singapore Supreme Court and Nanyang Technological University. He has also founded several other successful companies and led the IPOs of multiple companies in Singapore and Hong Kong, raising hundreds of millions for companies worth US$2B+. He currently serves as a board director of many listed and private companies.
Daphne is an experienced investor and company builder, with over a decade of experience in real estate, biotech, and investment banking. She is the founder and CEO of NSG BioLabs, Singapore’s largest and leading biotech co-working laboratory and office space. She led the entire setup of NSG, including financing, operational setup, and recruited a team a team of internationally renowned professors, investors, and biotech executives to advise NSG and its companies.
She was one of the initial shareholders and co-founders of the Singapore- and US-based Engine Biosciences and previously served as a board director and head of finance and operations in its critical early days before and after venture financing. She continues to serve as an advisor to Engine Bio.
She currently also serves as Chief Investment Officer of D3 Capital and previously worked at Goldman Sachs and HSBC in the Investment Banking Division in Hong Kong and Singapore.
At D3, she has executed and overseen a number of multi-million investments in real estate and natural resources across Asia and USA. She also serves as a board director at selected portfolio companies. In 2013, she was a co-founder and investor in the 3.6M sq. ft. Golden City integrated real estate development in Yangon, Myanmar and helped drive the successful sale of the company at a valuation of US$110 million in 2016 achieving triple digit IRR for D3.
Daphne received her master’s from Stanford University’s School of Engineering and her bachelor’s from Purdue University (highest honors), and she is currently pursuing her master’s in biotechnology at Johns Hopkins University.
D3’s impressive track record comes from years of experience investing across different sectors.