Aura Ventures announces Venture Partner Panel

Meet the panelists.



Aura Ventures is excited to announce its panel of Venture Partners.

We understand that founders will face many and at times unexpected challenges throughout their start-up journey. So in addition to our expertise, we have put together a panel of amazing people that our founders can access. The domain knowledge, insights and experience of our VPs will be invaluable in assisting our portfolio companies to build and scale their businesses and products.

We are grateful to have such high-calibre individuals join us on our expedition to discover and nurture the next round of rising star founders across APAC.

paul harapin head of revenue and growth at stripe

Paul Harapin

Head of Revenue & Growth, Stripe

Paul brings over 30 years of experience in building high-growth enterprise businesses throughout APAC.

He has started several technology companies across the Pan Asian region, including two of the most successful software companies in recent history: VMware and Tivoli Systems.

More recently Paul served as VP & GM (APJ) at DOMO before moving to global payments giant Stripe as Head of Revenue & Growth (APAC).

carina ton michael group head of tech APG and co

Carina Ton Micheal

Group Head of Technology, APG & Co

Carina has a wealth of experience managing eCommerce, web development and IT operations teams, having worked on several high-profile digital transformation initiatives with major retailers and corporations throughout APAC.

Carina currently serves as the Group Head of Technology at APG & Co.

Adam Schwab co-founder luxury escapes

Adam Schwab

Co-Founder, Luxury Escapes

Adam is the co-founder of Luxury Escapes, one of the world’s fastest-growing travel websites, with more than 2 million users.

Adam has significant expertise in building some of Australia’s most exciting software-enabled marketplaces and is active in the Australian start-up ecosystem, where he serves as a mentor to budding entrepreneurs.

chris collins

Chris Collins

Managing Director, Containerchain

Chris has over 20 years of experience in Asia Pacific, Europe and the US markets in executive management, M&A advisory and private equity roles in technology, logistics and financial services. He has held executive management roles as Chief Operating Officer, Head of Strategy & Corporate Development and senior Director positions at PwC in M&A Advisory.

Chris is currently Managing Director of Containerchain, a leading supply chain SaaS business that was successfully sold to the WiseTech Global group. 

Daniel Tan Founder at lentor ventures

Daniel Tan

Founder, Lentor Ventures

Daniel was previously a Venture Capitalist for iGlobe Partners VC firm headquartered in Singapore.

He has held a Corporate Development and subsequently Director of Strategic Planning role in San Francisco for Unity Technologies, one of the world’s leading gaming software companies.

Daniel is currently the founder of Lentor Ventures and Weaave Home, an e-commerce startup).

We look forward to working closely with our Venture Partners in sourcing and partnering with some of the best next-generation Australian start-ups. 


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