Khazanah’s Mohd Ridzwan (Reez) Nordin joins Monk’s Hill Ventures as venture partner
By Digital News Asia February 12, 2018
- Assist Monk’s Hill portfolio companies grow their businesses, hire talent and expand their presence
- Plans to spend more time connecting with the various players in the technology ecosystem in the region
SOUTHEAST Asian (SEA) focused venture capital firm, Monk’s Hill Ventures, welcomes Mohd Ridzwan (Reez) Nordin as Venture Partner. Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Reez joins Monk’s Hill Ventures’ localised and diversified team of investment professionals who are stationed across all gateway cities in SEA.
As a VC that invests into high-growth, post-seed stage technology startups in SEA, Reez will be assisting Monk’s Hill portfolio companies grow their businesses, hire talent and expand their presence in more geographies.
In addition to sourcing potential deals in his areas of interest which include enterprise software, fintech, edtech and business to consumer (B2C) businesses, Reez plans to spend more time connecting with the various players in the technology ecosystem in the region.
“There is much to learn from each other, with a myriad of opportunities to contribute to each other’s growth while at the same time seeking out areas of potential partnership to further grow the regional ecosystem,” says Reez.
Prior to joining Monk’s Hill, Reez was part of the technology investment team at Khazanah Nasional, Malaysia’s strategic investment fund, which focuses on investing in the enterprise software space and fund investments across the globe.
He has led several initiatives to nurture and unearth entrepreneurial talents within corporates and the public at large through angel matching funding and pre-accelerator programs. Reez developed an interest in entrepreneurship during his MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management and co-founded Kaymbu in Boston, a leading family engagement and classroom documentation tool for early education programs.
Prior to that, Reez was with iPerintis, helping Petronas embark on its e-learning initiative across the company. He began his career in KPMG Consulting in New York City, helping clients optimize their technology infrastructure.
Looking to the future, Reez’s aspirational goal is to help nurture world-class entrepreneurs from SEA who can become role models for future generations of entrepreneurs. “This aligns with Monk’s Hill Ventures’ vision to build global companies with roots in Southeast Asia. This shared vision, along with his wealth of knowledge in tech startups and investments, is why Reez is a great addition to our team,” shares managing partner, Peng T. Ong.