The team behind Extream Ventures is uniquely qualified to develop scalable startup companies in the IDM space. The management team has an average of 18 years of experience in venture capital, angel investing, entrepreneurship, management, operations, consulting, teaching, and financial services. Our team members have been involved in early-stage companies in Singapore for the last 5-8 years as investors, entrepreneurs, and mentors.
Pierre Hennes has significant international experience in technology and new venture creation, and has worked and invested across the US, Europe, Russia and Asia. In addition to his role as Managing Partner of Extream Ventures, he is a Partner at Upstream Ventures, a Singapore-based seed & startup investment firm launched in 2003, where he backed successful technology companies such as Singular ID (Bilcare), Property Guru (IS24/Deutsche Telekom) and Tagit.
Pierre currently serves as Executive Chairman of Tagit Pte Ltd, Asia’s leading provider of enterprise mobility solutions for the financial services sector. He also actively invests in and advises promising startups in the clean-tech and medical devices sectors, including Visenti (smart water grid), Sentec (diabetes) and Glissade Dental (3D dental imaging). He is a frequent guest speaker and judge at industry events, and actively engages in mentorship, networking and industry-related activities throughout the region and overseas. He also serves on several grant and innovation advisory panels for the Government of Singapore and local universities. Until recently, Pierre served as Chairman of the Business Angels Network of Southeast Asia (BANSEA), the leading private angel investment network in Southeast Asia, and as Honorary Secretary of the Singapore Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SVCA).
Pierre's latest passion for entreperneurship brings him to Armenia, where together with his partners he has launched Granatus Ventures, the first Venture Capital firm in Armenia to provide funding, expertise and networks to promising technology-driven startups with core value-add activities in Armenia. Pierre earned a B.A. with Honors in International Relations from Boston University, and an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business.