The emergence of equity crowdfunding has opened up a channel to allow retail investors to be involved as strategic investors of startup and scale-up companies. Brands who have a fresh exciting concept to share with the community but limited capital and exposure can often benefit the most from equity crowdfunding. Through having investors taking a stake in your business, this can create an internal crowd economy that will provide the boost you need through gaining invaluable marketing exposure and getting essential feedback on your brand and products, allowing you to rapidly grow your business!

CrowdPlus and Owners Circle have formed a key strategic partnership to create an innovative entrepreneur ecosystem for F&B entrepreneurs and investors to connect and collaborate towards a common higher goal that will yield exponential results!

Our Team

Mr.Teh is the executive chairman of Netrove Ventures Group, a boutique regional venture capital and corporate finance firm that is focused primarily on Asian Technology Companies. He has extensive experience in investing, advising, managing and operating technology start-ups in Asia. He also sits on various advisory panels and boards including boards of publicly listed companies.

Mr.Teh graduated with LL.B.(HONS) from Leeds University, England and an LL.M.(HONS) from Queens’ College, University of Cambridge, Endland.

Max KS Teh Chairman & CEO

Mr.Loh has experience in M&A, corporate finance and advisory work across multiple industries in South East Asia.

He has been actively involved in advising and analyzing business in Asia, mainly for M&A purposes across a diverse range of industries. He also has extensive experience in the valuations of business. Prior to Netrove, he was an assistant manager in PWC, under the arms of deals advisory valuations. He holds a BBUS, majoring in finance and econometric, from Monash University in Melbourne.

Jason Loh Director

Mr. Quek is the founder of Owners Circle, pioneering the Influence Investing movement, where he led over 300 people within the company’s private community to co-own purposeful businesses that are run by passionate business owners. The company was the angel investor behind incubated crowdfunded projects in F&B, hospitality and more.

He briefly served as a blockchain advisor, whose role involves sourcing, analysis and approval of blockchain projects based on founding team, project idea and economic model. Prior to joining the digital currency landscape, he was the founder of SilverMalaysia.com, an industry leader in precious metals and became the best-selling author of several books.

Mr. Quek was also nominated as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Young Entrepreneurs (MIYE) in Malaysia and has been featured in numerous media such as Bloomberg, The Edge, BFM, The Star, VTV4 and more.

Jonathan Quek Venture Partner

Mr. Chou is an award-winning entrepreneur with over 20 years of entrepreneurship experience. He started his first business at the age of 21, dabbling in the world of trade, music, training, IT and events. One of his most notable successes is Infront Consulting Asia Pacific, which flourished from a startup in Malaysia to an international company with presence across 6 countries within 5 years.

His personal accomplishments includes a track record of back-to-back awards, notably the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award for a consecutive 11 years and Microsoft Regional Director award for a consecutive 2 years, the only person to have held both awards.

Mr. Chou’s desire to create positive change in the personal and business growth of entrepreneurs led to his journey in Owners Circle, to ride on the Founder’s vision and execute it with his own experience and passion.

Raymond Chou Venture Partner

Mr. Chum started his career at RHB Investment Bank in the equity and derivative markets. He then joined a US-based research firm as research analyst and later served as an associate in a local boutique consulting firm, primarily engaged in corporate advisory, venture capital advisory services, merger and acquisitions, due diligence, company valuations to start-up consultancy. Prior to CrowdPlus, he was an investment manager at a local boutique investment firm.

Mr Chum graduated with an MBA from Putra Business School, UPM and is actively involved in advising and evaluating businesses for equity crowdfunding fundraising purposes.

Chum Yit Hoe Associate

Mr. Lee currently serves as an analyst and venture builder in the advisory department of Owners Circle.

He is primarily involved in developing innovative financing options to empower entrepreneurs and SME business owners to Fastrack their business growth. He is also involved in project sourcing, due-diligence, market research and analysing businesses across a wide range of industries to identify high growth potential companies for incubation and investment purposes.

Prior to joining Owners Circle, he has had the experience to working and serving MNCs across Hong Kong, Japan and Malaysia where he has managed and handled multiple six-figures projects during those tenure. Some of the MNCs clients and company that he worked with before includes UNIQLO, Crystal Group, Bursa Malaysia, Kenanga Investment Bank and more.

Lee Teng Hau Venture Analyst