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Lunch Dialogues - Breeding Unicorns

Lunch Dialogues is a talk series organised by NUS Alumni Relations and NUSS. Designed to engage younger NUS alumni professionals in executive and middle management positions, the series creates a platform for the exchange of ideas among alumni, led by experts in their respective fields of industry.

Lunch Dialogues is meant to be casual and interactive, accompanied by forum-style discussions. Through this dialogue series, we hope our speakers can inspire our younger alumni to be successful leaders of the future.
17 Sep 2021
12.00pm - 1.00pm
NUS Alumni Relations
Ms Lee Siao Shuan
6601 7536

Event Details

Founded in 2007, PatSnap provides data and analytics on intellectual property to more than 10,000 customers. NUS’ pride and joy, Patsnap has attained Unicorn status after securing US$300 million in Series E funding - a first for NUS-supported start-ups.

Join Mr Jeffrey Tiong and Ms Guan Dian in this illuminating talk on how they got started, becoming a global patents database platform, expanding to China and joining the list of global technology unicorns - gained from a surge in research and development spending.

Mr Jeffrey Tiong (Engineering ’08)
Jeffrey is the founder and CEO of PatSnap, a globally recognised competitive intelligence innovation platform. Jeffrey conceived PatSnap with a simple vision to democratise patent data to enable better and more efficient research that fuels innovation. His idea for a competitive intelligence platform took hold in 2005 during his university internship with a medical device start-up in USA. Jeffrey has received international recognition for his vision and leadership and was awarded the NUS Outstanding Young Alumni Award 2017.

Ms Guan Dian (Computing ’10)
Guan Dian is the Co-founder and Vice-President (Asia-Pacific) of PatSnap. She shepherded the company through its early-stage challenges, was instrumental in driving its accelerated growth, and played a key role in its most recent Unicorn valuation. Guan Dian championed the power of customer input to help shape PatSnap’s product vision. For her inspiring work at PatSnap, professional achievements and outstanding leadership, Guan Dian was conferred the NUS Outstanding Young Alumni Award in 2019 among others.

Terms & Conditions

  • This webinar will be recorded for archival and marketing purposes. The NUS Office of Alumni Relations (OAR) and its event partners may use some or all of these images/videos in their print publications, digital platforms and marketing channels.
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