Yaw YeoHead of New Markets and Strategic Partnerships at APAC, Director of Twilio APAC

Yaw leads new markets, new products and strategic partnerships in the Asia-Pacific region for Twilio (NYSE:TWLO), the leading cloud communications platform. He was the architect behind Twilio’s Asia-Pacific market expansion strategy and works across different functional teams to orchestrate Twilio’s deployment into the region. Yaw also works on new products with the Twilio engineering teams to help launch them globally. Prior to joining Twilio, Yaw was an Investment Director at Infocomm Investments, a growth stage fund headquartered in Singapore. Yaw was responsible for launching and overseeing Infocomm Investments’ operations in the United States from 2010 to 2014. He invested into Twilio (NYSE:TWLO), DataXu, Quid, BubbleMotion (acquired by SingTel) and other US companies on behalf of the fund. Yaw is an active angel investor and serves as an advisor to numerous US and Asia startups.

His favourite quote is:“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt