MANAGEMENT - Frankie TAN Siew Teck
Frankie has a twenty-five year career in technology and venture capital. He is currently Managing Director of OraStream Private Limited. With his co-founder (Kelvin Lee, CTO), OraStream pioneered the development of scalable lossless audio technologies that are powering a new-generation of high-resolution audio cloud-music streaming sites and restoring high-fidelity sound quality (without sacrificing on convenience) for digital music consumers.
He was an Advisor for the Science and Engineering Division of Exploit Technologies Pte Ltd, Agency for Science and Technology Research (A*STAR). At Exploit Technologies, which is the commercialization arm of A*STAR, Frankie advises equity portfolio companies (spun-off from A*STAR) held by ETPL Investments, development and commercialization of emerging technologies in areas, such as, silicon photonics, ultra-wide band (UWB), MPEG-4 scalable to lossless technologies, and others. He also served as the nominee director of ETPL Investments on the boards of Commontown Pte Ltd and D-SIMLAB Technologies Pte Ltd.
From January 2009 until June 2012, he was Adjunct Associate Professor in the Division of Engineering and Technology Management, National University of Singapore Faculty of Engineering. For his teaching position at the NUS, Frankie was commended in the Commendation List 2010/2011, Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore on 1 Nov 2011 in recognition of dedication and commitment to education of engineering students.
Previously, he was Senior Vice President at Vertex Management, a Singapore-based international venture capital company. Frankie was involved with Vertex’s European operations and was located in London where he was responsible for all Europe-based investment activities. During the first six years with Vertex Europe, Frankie was involved in more than 20 investments in France, Denmark, United Kingdom, Ireland and Belgium. In his last two years at Vertex, he was responsible for Vertex’s investments in Singapore.
Prior to joining Vertex in 1996, Frankie worked eleven years with Singapore Technologies (Marine) where he held various positions in sales, marketing and business development. He started his working career in 1978 with the Republic of Singapore Navy where he served for six and half years as a marine engineer. For his work performance in the Republic of Singapore Navy, he was awarded the Commendation Medal (Military) on 9th August 1981.
Frankie is a Singaporean and holds Master of Science degrees in Financial Management (with Distinction) from the University of London, United Kingdom and in Strategic Management (Dean’s Honours List) from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is also a graduate of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants in the United Kingdom, and was a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore.