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Over 10 Singaporeans make it in Forbes’ ‘30 Under 30 Asia’ list

In total, 27 listees in various categories were from Singapore.

Forbes has released its ninth edition of the “30 Under 30 Asia” list which included a number of young entrepreneurs and personalities from Singapore. 

Under the finance and venture capital category, Regina Ho, senior associate at Rakuten Ventures, was the only Singaporean who made it in the list. 

Forbes cited some of her achievements, including helping the company deploy investments in more than 20 companies, including Carousell and the venture capital’s first beauty portfolio Base, where she became the youngest board member. 

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Also the lone Singaporean in the healthcare and science category was Wang Zihao, a research fellow at the National University of Singapore. He researches the structure of two-dimensional materials that can be possibly used to make next-generation chips and computing components.

For consumer technology, making it in the list was GetGo co-founder Johnson Lim who, with his friend Toh Ting Feng, developed a car-sharing service during the pandemic. 

Zenith founder Evan Heng was also recognised for establishing Zenith Education Studio in 2019 to help primary school students improve their English, maths, and science skills.

Joining them were Strive co-founders Pulkit Agarwal and Tamir Shklaz who developed a way to teach children maths through coding. 

Under the industry, manufacturing, and energy category, making it in the list was Avni Agrawal who co-founded SixSense uses AI technologies to help factories identify defects and inspect equipment.

Co-founders Bryan Oh and Kenneth Palmer from NEU Battery Materials were also listed. Their company recycles production-grade lithium from waste batteries through its patented electrochemical redox targeting technology.

Also in the Forbes list was Mihir Pershad, CEO of Umami Bioworks, a cultivated seafood startup that merged with rival Shiok Meats in March. The new entity aims to continue developing lab grown seafood products such as cultivated eel and tuna.

Forte Biotech founder Kit Yong was also acknowledged for developing a testing product for prawn farmers in Southeast Asia that helps diagnose diseases and monitor pathogen levels in ponds. 

For  the retail and e-commerce category, Delugs co-founder Chia Pei Qi was listed for the company's efforts to address the gap in meeting demand for quality straps and accessories for luxury watches.

Forbes also listed Salina Chai, who cofounded Margo & Smith, a company that specialises on maintenance and restoration services for luxury leather goods.

Completing the list of young businessmen was Maya Kale. She co-founded Moom Health that developed supplements for women with polycystic ovary syndrome.

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