Aaron Tan

A Programmer by training and a Venture Capitalist by profession, Aaron founded his first startup at 13 and has already sold two companies before turning 21. He is currently the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Carro, an automotive marketplace that offers a full-stack service for all aspects of car ownership. Aaron leads the venture-backed company with years of experience in the startup scene and is committed to setting new standards for the used car industry, with professionalism at the heart of Carro’s ethos.

Prior to Carro, Aaron spent close to five years with Southeast Asia’s leading venture fund, Singtel Innov8 Ventures. Aaron was instrumental in the starting of Blk71– Singapore’s largest startup ecosystem. He subsequently relocated to the United States and started Block71 San Francisco and the firm’s operations there before returning to Singapore in 2015. While at Innov8, Aaron oversaw the fund’s investments in South East Asia.

Aaron matches his drive to pursue excellence with commendable loyalty. As a returning scholar, Aaron served his country in a homegrown enterprise. He also represented Singapore in international programming competitions globally and was formerly awarded IT Youth of the Year.

Aaron was also most recently awarded the ITMA Future IT Leader Award. Aaron graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BSc from Singapore Management University’s School of Information Systems, and subsequently accepted a scholarship from the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore to read Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University where he graduated with an MSc.