Clara Chen leads the Singapore Deep-Tech Alliance venture builder and China-Singapore Innovation Launchpad accelerator at XNode to create and scale impactful innovations and sustainable ventures.
Since 2004, Clara has built and scaled digital business units for media conglomerates, including Channel NewsAsia, Viacom and Fox International Channels, in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines. She has also built two MarTech startups, one of which was acquired by a Nasdaq Stockholm listed company, where she secured and executed large-scale pilots with the likes of Yahoo, Unilever and Johnson & Johnson brands across Southeast Asia and Latin America, building a team of 35 in the process.
Clara is committed to translating purpose into impact. She received an award from Nanyang Technological University to thank her for her contributions to the entrepreneurship ecosystem in 2014 and has spoken at numerous conferences such as Echelon Asia Summit. She is also a member of Singapore Institute of Arbitrators facilitating private settlements in international commercial disputes.
Learning and creating impact are Clara’s lifelong passions. She holds a Marketing Management degree from Northumbria University and is currently an Executive MBA candidate, besides holding several other certifications including Contract Law and Behavioural Economics. Clara also mentored startups in the Expara VirTech Global Accelerator on scaling their companies, guides youths on their career choices through Advisory Singapore and Girls in Tech initiatives, and volunteers with youths-in-need at the Institute of Mental Health.
Powering Future Industry Growth with Deep Tech
Joined by our partner, SGInnovate, our panelists will discuss the role of Deep Tech in powering industries of the future.