“Running a startup requires your utmost determination to make things work. There is no playbook. Tackle problems as they come and learn to make the hard calls alongside members of your team. The lessons you learn are going to be invaluable“
Khai Lin is CFO and supports the deal committee in an advisory role specific to all incoming deals and investor relations. With over five years of experience in banking and private investments, Khai Lin has worked for J.P. Morgan, Citibank and CIMB-GK Securities. She graduated with top honours from University College London (UCL) with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Economics degree.
I started Fundnel with the belief that we could make a difference to small and medium-sized enterprises that had insufficient access to growth and expansion funding. Especially with startups sprouting all over the region, we’re looking at a growing underserved market segment. Business success isn’t dependent on just how good an idea is; it’s also about execution, about how determined founders are in driving a sustainable growth plan, about making things happen rather than just dreaming of them.
What I've Learnt
We’re focused on growth so we can give back. Finance was never about money alone. We believe that there’s good in helping the people behind great businesses achieve their goals in a sustainable way. I believe we can do more good together by doing better as a business. Life is a pitch. I know this, because I play soccer weekly on a very competitive level. Efficiency is about focusing on what isn’t working and fixing that before moving on to the next problem.