James is the Managing Director of Asia-Pacific for Helpling - a key portfolio company of Rocket Internet. Helpling offers its services in 9 strategic markets: Germany, Italy, France, Ireland, UK, UAE, the Netherlands, Australia and Singapore. It is currently Singapore's largest marketplace for home services, having served over 30,000 households in the middle-to-high income bracket. Helpling's other notable investors include Mangrove Capital, Lakestar, Unilever Ventures and Accel Partners.
Prior to Helpling, James held key management positions at E-commerce platforms such as Glossybox and KKday where he was responsible for scaling their businesses in China and Singapore. James holds a Bachelor of Business (Honours) from Nanyang Technological University.