How GIC identifies technology investments

Mr Jeremy Kranz, head of GIC's technology investment group, has teams based in Silicon Valley, China and India.
Mr Jeremy Kranz, head of GIC's technology investment group, has teams based in Silicon Valley, China and India.PHOTO: GIC

Relationship building from early stage vital: Tech investment head

Stakes in consumer lending company Affirm in the US and food delivery business DoorDash are some of the more high-profile tech investments that sovereign wealth fund GIC has made in recent years.

In a crowded consumer lending scene, Affirm's popularity with young people was a signal to the head of GIC's technology investment group, Mr Jeremy Kranz, that this was a company worth following up on.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 23, 2018, with the headline 'How GIC identifies technology investments'. Print Edition | Subscribe