Austin is a successful self-made Entrepreneur, Innovator, Investor, Venture Capitalist, Mentor, Philanthropist & Wine Connoisseur with over 20 years in business leadership and (10 years) of service in the Singapore Armed Forces Polish Private Military Unit.
His investments are spread across various verticals including Finance, Fintech, Real Estate Sales and Marketing, Hospitality Management, F&B, New-age Industrial Electronics, Start-Up Growth and Fitness & Health industries. These investments cover the globe, including countries like Singapore, India, China, Thailand, UAE & the UK.
Austin has the vision to build an ecosystem of thinkers, subject matter experts and entrepreneurs (budding and established) on a global level, a space for all to interact and get their ideas vetted, find the next co-founder/investor/team member, grow businesses and put them on a global map.
Austin is a successful venture capitalist and has a strong understanding of business development with demonstrated experience working in the financial services industry. His primary areas of speciality revolve around helping organisations grow by optimising revenue streams and creating growth strategies.
Currently, he is the Director of Strategy for Zerodha, the largest stockbroker platform in India.
He is also the co-founder and CEO of AGV and UTG Capital, Venture Capitalist of Rainmatter and IST Labs and the CFO of IST Labs.
His experience lies in all aspects of business formation, management & operations as well as revenue generation & finance. His multitude of skills includes business planning, strategic management, generating direct sales, all of which are driven by his incredible leadership skills.
Beyond his exceptional technical skills, he is also an effective communicator who identifies, leverages, and motivates teammates, the biggest assets, to reach organizational goals. This is also reflected in his thought that people should follow the quote “Fail early, fail often but ALWAYS FAIL FORWARD”
Turning his passion for boxing into a unique business idea, Austin started F.F.C. Fitness Fight Club, a Combat and HIIT Circuit Training School with unique fitness programs.