“I love the pace of change, fast growth, constant learning and working with some incredible people. Most of all, it’s always heartening for me when people say that they found their dream home using PropertyGuru! It has been a spectacular 10 years and we’re just getting warmed up - here’s to the next decade!”
Steve is an award-winning entrepreneur who has built high-growth companies in Asia and Europe over the last 25 years.
Steve co-founded PropertyGuru in 2007 in answer to his personal frustrations in finding a new home. Until 2016, he led and grew the business, with co-founder Jani, into Southeast Asia’s leading online property group.
Prior to PropertyGuru, Steve was the CEO of an Asian social network firm. Previously, he served as an advisor to digital media, venture capital and start-up companies in Asia and Europe including Skype, AOL, Virgin Media, Vodafone, Extreme Media, iPass and Ariadne Capital. Steve also led global teams and a US$500 million turnover business unit for Cable & Wireless.
In 2007, Steve was awarded the ‘Spirit of Enterprise Award’ in recognition of his contributions to entrepreneurship in Singapore. He has also helped PropertyGuru secure many industry awards including Hitwise #1, CNBC World’s Best Property Portal, SVCA Best Performing VC/PE-Backed Firm, SiTF Best E-Enterprise, Marketing Magazine Mob-Ex Awards and Influential Brands® Top Brand For Online Property Search In Asia.
Steve is passionate about tech, entrepreneurship and social enterprise. He has invested in, and advises, a number of early-stage tech firms in Asia.