Me & My Money

Investing time to grow a start-up

For big-ticket investments, Ms Ezline Lee checks for two key criteria - a margin of safety, which could be a discount on the spot price of an equity-linked note structured product or the discount given at the launch of an already competitively priced
For big-ticket investments, Ms Ezline Lee checks for two key criteria - a margin of safety, which could be a discount on the spot price of an equity-linked note structured product or the discount given at the launch of an already competitively priced property; and holding power, so she can ride it out should the investment turn sour in the short term.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

Ezline Lee came out of early retirement to join fintech firm as she saw potential of its chatbots

Business director Ezline Lee moved back to full-time work as she saw huge potential in the new artificial intelligence-driven world.

Early on in her career, Ms Lee, 40, had been based in China, working mostly in the booming real estate industry, handling multiple projects across various Chinese cities.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 02, 2020, with the headline 'Investing time to grow a start-up'. Print Edition | Subscribe