Venture capital investor firm 500 Global has added three new partners to its Southeast Asian team to lead growth initiatives across the region. Vishal Harnal, managing partner at 500 Global, said that Saemin Ahn, Shahril Ibrahim, and Martin Cu add significant investment and operational expertise to support the growing ambitions of the firm's entrepreneurs across the region. Ahn was the founding managing partner at Rakuten Ventures, where he led investments in over 25 technology companies, including GoTo Group, Carousell, and Coda Payments. Ibrahim was the director of investments and head of Khazanah Americas, under the sovereign wealth fund of Malaysia. Cu was previously the Philippines country head of logistics unicorn Ninja Van. He built the Ninja Van team in the Philippines from scratch to over 5,000 employees.
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