Our Investors and Angels



Wavemaker Partners is Southeast Asia’s leading VC firm investing in early-stage enterprise, deep tech, and sustainability startups. Since 2012, it has backed more than 190 companies across the region, with total capital commitments exceeding US$300 million and exits generating over US$1.8 billion in enterprise value. These exits include TradeGecko’s acquisition by Intuit, and Moka’s and Coins.ph’s acquisitions by Gojek. Today, 85% of Wavemaker’s active portfolio startups in Southeast Asia are aligned with at least one UNDP Sustainable Development Goal. For more information about Wavemaker Partners, visit https://wavemaker.vc/ or email orbit@wavemaker.vc


Investible is an Asia-Pacific-based venture capital firm investing in technology companies globally, from pre-seed to growth and beyond. Investible backs the visionaries advancing humanity through technology by connecting ground-breaking companies with the capital, expertise and networks they need to realise their potential on a global scale.


Jason Aront

Jason has over a decade of experience in funds management, having researched and invested in listed equities across multiple sectors and geographies. Jason is also an angel investor and has been supporting and advising startups for the last 5 years. Jason first met Nick in 2020 and began supporting the business in terms of strategy, pricing, financial modelling and fundraising. Jason made a pre-seed investment into LC after really buying into the founders’ vision and the potential of their technology to deliver a low cost, scalable solution to the very important problem of democratizing the learning of spoken English. 

Rob Morris

Rob Morris is a serial founder, technologist, investor and advisor, with a focus on emerging tech, high performance tech teams & startups. He's been supporting Nick and the team at Language Confidence for over 8 years. They are resourceful, tenacious, knowledgeable and focussed.

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Duncan Campbell

Nick & the Language Confidence team set out to democratize English language learning. English is arguably the "world language", and having worked in the Middle East, Africa and LATAM, I've seen firsthand the significant gap in life opportunities between those that can afford to learn English and those who can't. I'm opportunistic about a future that allows learners from all walks of life to opt-in to learning English at a price point they can afford. 

Richard Surrency

Richard has extensive history in the APAC region, living in Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia, representing major financial service providers beginning in 1992. Before joining Aviva Investors in 2022, Richard was Regional Head of Private Markets for Franklin Templeton from 2020 to 2022, and CEO of Asia Pacific & the Middle East for Algebris Investments where he was responsible for driving the growth and development of Algebris’ business from 2013 to 2020. Richard joined Algebris from Morgan Stanley where he led the firms global transition management platform, and Bank of New York Mellon where he was head of sales for APAC across asset management and securities services.



With over 18 years of experience in the APAC region, Tony boasts a diverse background in investment banking, investing, and consulting. After a decade of working his way up to Head of Equity Sales at Morgan Stanley, he went on to found Hedge Fund Consultancy Monroe Partners Asia. Tony began his career at JP Morgan, where he spent 6 years as an Equity Analyst, specializing in Small Cap Equities. He is a passionate investor in both private and listed companies 

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