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Shane Chesson

Partner at NSI Ventures


Shane is Founder and Partner of NSI Ventures, a $90mm fund focused on Round A and B investments in Southeast Asia-based technology companies. Selected NSI investments overseen by Shane include Gojek, Jualo, Chope, Tradegecko, Zimplistic, CXA, Redmart and Oway.

NSI is the VC arm of the Northstar Group, one of SE Asia’s largest PE investors with more than $2.0 bn of assets under management. Before NSI, Shane founded Pivotal Asia Ventures focused on SE Asia early-stage tech investments.  Prior to that he was an Asia-based tech investment banker for more than 11 years becoming Managing Director and Co-Head, Technology Investment Banking, Citigroup Asia-Pacific.  He completed over $10bn of transaction for Asian tech clients with deal sizes from $30mm – $3bn. 

He started his career as a strategy consultant for Bain & Company and GEM Consulting.  Shane has an MBA with Distinction from INSEAD Singapore

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