Wan Fara Ayu W Ahmad, Co-founder & CIO at Kanzun Ventures Management Sdn Bhd - VC, Malaysia.
Wan Fara Ayu.W Ahmad@wbaforum.org
Wan Fara Ayu (Fara) has the unique experience of having acquired the end to end working experience of the Venture Capital Value Chain whereby she has served under a General Partner (GP - Fund Manager) and then advanced to work for the Limited Partner (LP) which also functions as a Fund of Funds acting as one of the Investment Arm of Ministry of Finance, Malaysia. Fara worked at both the GP & LP for a combined total of 8 years and thereafter she herself became an entrepreneur for up to 7 years. She has screened over 1,500 companies from diverse sectors and stages in the past. Fara has monitored 11 fund companies under the Fund of Funds. She is now back in the GP role where she is the Co-Founder, CIO and Responsible Person for a Venture Capital Management Company called Kanzun Ventures Management Sdn Bhd. Under Kanzun, Fara is collaborating with an AI Company to establish Malaysia's first AI Fund and also is chosen as one of the Investment Partner for Co-Investment Programme under SME Corp. Fara has established network and access to industry players ranging from Investment Banks to VCs to Chamber of Commerce and Government Agencies. On the international front, she has exposure connecting with businesses around the world, i.e: business development mission in Cannes, monitored and liaised with a fund manager in Hong Kong, investees in China, Singapore and a few investment related companies in the UK. For those wanting to set-up businesses or invest in Malaysia, Fara is the person they should talk to.