Wong Lin Hong is the Managing Director of Wingz Capital Pte Ltd, (wingz.com.sg), a company in Singapore offering management consultancy services, particularly for venture capital firms. He is the author of a textbook: “Venture Capital Fund Management: A Comprehensive Approach to Investment Practices & the Entire Operations of a VC Firm”, which was published by Aspatore Books in November 2005 and subsequently also by Thomson Reuters. He is also the author of “Outcome-Based Social Programs: A Program Planning & Funding Guide”, commissioned by the Singapore Tote Board.
Lin Hong spent eleven years (1970-1981) in Singapore Economic Development Board (edb.gov.sg), heading the group promoting the development of the electronics industry; nine years (1981-1990) as a CEO in high tech manufacturing firms; ten years (1990-2000) as a senior partner in Transpac Capital, a leading Asian venture capital firm; and two and a half years (2000-2003) in Temasek Holdings (temasek.com.sg), investing in, mentoring and incubating start-ups. Subsequently Lin Hong started up SE Hub Ltd, a social enterprise that invested in and incubated other social enterprises, and was its Executive Director from 2011 to 2014.
In December 2009 Lin Hong set up Wingz LLP, a limited liability partnership in Singapore, to develop game applications for the iPhone and iPad. On 20 April 2010, a word game called ForWords Pro was launched on Apple’s App Store. This was followed by a version for the iPad in August 2010.
Lin Hong has a Bachelor degree in Engineering and a Diploma in Business Administration. He has served on the boards of private and listed companies in Singapore and USA. He has also served for 20 years (1981-2001) on the Board of Governors of the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) Singapore, 15 years (2003-2018) on the Board of ITE Education Services Pte Ltd (ITEES), and for 18 years (1992-2010) on the Board of Governors of the Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) Singapore. Lin Hong lectured on Venture Capital Financing in the Nanyang Technological University’s Master of Science in Technopreneurship & Innovation Programme from 2015 to 2019.
He is currently a non-executive director of Insignia Ventures Partners Pte Ltd (Insignia), a venture capital firm based in Singapore, which was formed in 2017 and manages US$320 million in two funds. He is also the Chairman of the Investment Panel of SEEDS Capital Pte Ltd (SEEDS), the investment arm of Enterprise Singapore.
Lin Hong was awarded a Singapore Public Service medal in 1992, a Distinguished Friend of ITE award in 2012 and a Friend of NYP award in 2014.