14. Khai Lin Chua
CO-FOUNDER AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER OF FUNDNEL, 30
Chua believes that finance is never about money alone, and you best believe her: She’s worked for J.P. Morgan, CIMB-GK Securities and Citibank. In 2015, she co-founded private investment platform, Fundnel, which facilitated US$49 million of fundraising across 15 business deals in the region—in 2016 alone. The first fintech company in Singapore to tackle private investments, the platform connects investors to companies who are often overlooked by institutional investors at their fundraising/pre-IPO stage. As CFO, her emphasis is on providing companies with more modern financial solutions.