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Darren Lau

Founder at The Daily Ape


Darren Lau was former Senior Analyst at The Spartan Group. Prior to Spartan, Darren was with CoinGecko, the world's largest independent cryptocurrency data aggregator for two years. He started there as an intern and helped to revamp their ICO section, contributing to their quarterly reports and keeping up to date with the latest market trends. Most recently, he co-authored their How to DeFi ebook, which is CoinGecko's first ebook. He has since supported several CoinGecko DeFi initiatives and was one of the masterminds behind their new DeFi section. For his work with CoinGecko and in yield farming, he was recognised by Flipside Cryto as an "Unsung Hero". Darren graduated from Sunway University with a BSc(Hons) in Financial Analysis in 2020.


Token Issuance
Operating Status
-- -- $ 10 M
May 22
Seed -- $ 2.75 M
Aug 25, 2022
Strategic -- $ 5.5 M
Jul 11, 2022
Seed -- --
Mar 23, 2022
Seed $ 30 M $ 5 M
Mar 11, 2022
Seed -- --
Jan 26, 2022
Seed -- $ 1.8 M
Dec 16, 2021
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Dec 14, 2021
Strategic -- $ 5 M
Nov 27, 2021
Seed -- $ 3.75 M
Nov 18, 2021
Seed -- $ 10 M
Nov 16, 2021
Seed -- --
Nov 11, 2021
Seed -- $ 1.1 M
Nov 03, 2021
Seed -- $ 2.5 M
Nov 03, 2021
-- -- $ 4 M
Aug 25, 2021
Series A -- $ 6 M
Aug 03, 2021
Series A -- $ 12 M
Jun 29, 2021
Seed $ 25 M $ 2.5 M
Jun 24, 2021
Seed -- --
May 13, 2021
Seed $ 10 M $ 1.9 M
Mar 05, 2021

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Bobby Ong

Bobby Ong is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of CoinGecko, an established cryptocurrency data analytics and research platform. He has been in the industry since 2013 and was recognized as a recipient of Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2019. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from University College London and Singapore-GCE A-Levels from Anderson Junior College. Previously, Bobby worked as a Digital Marketing Manager at Sime Darby Property Berhad.

Anthony Yoon

Anthony Yoon is Managing Partner at ROK Capital.

Jason Choi

Jason Choi is a full-time angel investor focused on Web 3. As the co-founder of Tangent, he manages a collective of experienced founders striving to change the way investing is done. Previously, Jason co-helmed one of Asia's first institutional crypto funds as the first hire and General Partner at Spartan Capital. At Spartan, he co-led investments in more than 80 companies and was instrumental in scaling the fund from $9M to around $500M and tripling its team size in four years.

Daryl Lau

Daryl Lau was previously a product Manager at Nansen, a data research analyst at CoinGecko, and an investment Director at Mechanism Capital.

TM Lee

TM Lee is the Co-founder and CEO of CoinGecko. He has been leading the fundamental analysis of the crypto market since 2014. His expertise includes tracking prices, volumes, and market capitalizations, as well as community growth, open-source code development, major events, and on-chain metrics. Lee is also a Fellow at the Singapore University of Social Sciences and holds a BS in Computer Science from Purdue University and an American Degree Transfer Programme in Computer Science from INTI International University & Colleges.

Aditya Saraf

Aditya Saraf is the executive director of Spartan Group. He is a graduate of Singapore Management University and Karnataka National Institute of Technology.

Derek Lim

Derek Lim is the head of Ecosystem Research at Mantle Network and previously he was the head of research at Spartan Group. He graduated from the National University of Singapore.

Melody He

Melody He is co-founder, partner and co-head of Spartan group, responsible for the group's consulting business, and Melody was previously investment partner of accelerator mobileonlyx,He also worked in the investment banking department of Goldman Sachs.

Casper Johansen

Casper Johansen is co-founder, partner and co-head of Spartan Group, Co-responsible for consulting business,and previously worked in Goldman Sachs investment banking.

Kelvin Koh

Kelvin Koh is the co-founder, partner and chief information officer of Spartan Capital. He used to be the managing partner of the venture capital firm Trident Venture Partners, the partner and chief information officer of Indus Capital in China, and the partner and research director of Goldman Sachs.