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William Koo

Managing Director, Temasek Life Sciences Accelerator (‘TLA’)


William Koo is Managing Director of Temasek Life Sciences Accelerator (‘TLA’). TLA is a joint venture between Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory and Vertex Holdings, and is Singapore’s leading incubator dedicated to nurturing and growing disruptive life science innovations in the areas of Agri-Food Technology, Industrial & Synthetic Biology, and Human & Veterinary Sciences. TLA is a MAS-licensed venture capital fund manager that makes early-stage biotech investments through The Lifesciences Innovation Fund.

Prior to joining TLA, William managed his own business consultancy specialising in venture building and venture capital; and held senior management roles with SPD–Silicon Valley Bank and Standard Chartered Bank in China. He began his career at the Singapore Economic Development Board (‘EDB’), where he was responsible for investment promotion and development of the Food and Biotech industries in Singapore.