Who We Are & What We Do

Helicap is one of Asia’s fastest growing FinTech-driven investment firms specializing in the alternative lending space in Southeast Asia and Australia. Our goal is to help fill a US$500 billion MSME credit gap by facilitating lending capital to over 300 million unbanked and underbanked people in the region.

Through our subsidiary companies Helicap Investments and Arcor Capital, we provide curated access to alternative debt investments to a wide network of accredited investors including Family Offices, HNWs, Impact Funds and Institutional Investors.

Our proprietary technology employs a rigorous credit analytics and scoring model to analyze and assess millions of loan data points from origination platforms, thereby enabling our subsidiaries to deliver risk-adjusted returns to investors.

Helicap is based out of Singapore with subsidiaries licensed or registered by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Our investors include Credit Saison, East Ventures, and Soilbuild Group.

Our Vision

At Helicap, we aim to be the trusted partner to investors, allowing them to access private debt with stable, recurring cash flows and a unique level of portfolio diversification. We aspire to power the region’s alternative lending platforms, enabling financial access to millions of underbanked consumers and small and medium enterprises.

Our Founders

After spending a decade each in banking and investment management with some of the world’s top financial services firms, co-founders David, Quentin, and Jeremy joined forces on an entrepreneurial journey, directing their financial experience and investor network towards Asia’s fast growing FinTech lending space.

Their goal was to work in partnership with alternative lenders and carve out favorable loan portfolios for the Helicap investor base. In doing so, Helicap would provide fair and sustainable lending capital for the growing markets in the region while delivering strong risk adjusted returns to investors. In January 2018, Helicap was born out of an apartment in Singapore; today, it employs over 20 professionals with offices in Singapore’s financial district.

2004
Friends and future business partners

David and Jeremy met while attending the National University of Singapore & University of Southern California.

2008 - 2018
A Decade in the Southeast Asian Finance Ecosystem

David – Multi-Asset Investing and Private Banking, Jeremy – Global Macro Hedge Fund, Quentin – Indonesia-based Asset Manager.

2018
Birth of Helicap

The trio get together and incorporate HELICAP on 18 January 2018. They operate out of an apartment in Singapore.

2018 | April
Deployment in Singapore & JK Tech Partnership

Raised US$1.5 million in seed round with Former Singaporean Minister Teo Ser Luck. Partnership struck with conglomerate Jing King Technology.

2018 | May - Dec
Helicap starts investing – enters Indonesia, Cambodia, and Philippines

Deployed in Indonesia (May 2018), Cambodia (Jul 2018), Philippines (Dec 2018).

2018 | Sep - Dec
Helicap raises $5million Pre-Series A with East Ventures and Soilbuild Group

Helicap raises $5million Pre-Series A with East Ventures and Soilbuild Group. Helicap enters Philippines and builds in-house tech team.

2004
Friends and future business partners

David and Jeremy met while attending the National University of Singapore & University of Southern California.

2008 - 2018
A Decade in the Southeast Asian Finance Ecosystem

David – Multi-Asset Investing and Private Banking, Jeremy – Global Macro Hedge Fund, Quentin – Indonesia-based Asset Manager.

2018
Birth of Helicap

The trio get together and incorporate HELICAP on 18 January 2018. They operate out of an apartment in Singapore.

2018 | April
Deployment in Singapore & JK Tech Partnership

Raised US$1.5 million in seed round with Former Singaporean Minister Teo Ser Luck. Partnership struck with conglomerate Jing King Technology.

2018 | May - Dec
Helicap starts investing – enters Indonesia, Cambodia, and Philippines

Deployed in Indonesia (May 2018), Cambodia (Jul 2018), Philippines (Dec 2018).

2018 | Sep - Dec
Helicap raises $5million Pre-Series A with East Ventures and Soilbuild Group

Helicap raises $5million Pre-Series A with East Ventures and Soilbuild Group. Helicap enters Philippines and builds in-house tech team.

Our Name

Helicap refers to Helicopter Capital, reflecting our distinctive vantage point of looking at the Asia Pacific alternative lending industry from the top. This unique position, powered by our relationships with Originators and proprietary data analysis models, allows us to look through the fragmented lending industry in the region and structure curated investment opportunities for our investors.

"We are a vibrant and diverse team that puts
people first and delivers with excellence,
passion, and transparency. We are
different, we are Helicap."

Our Team

David Z Wang
Co-founder and CEO
Quentin Vanoekel
Co-founder, CIO HIPL
Jeremy Tan
Co-founder and COO
Jitendra Jaitawat
CTO
Hiba Zeino Steyn
VP, Investor Relations
Zhiwei Tan
Director, investments, HIPL
Chee Keong Ong
Managing Director, HIPL
Pebble Sia
Senior Legal Counsel
Zhang Quan Gan, CFA
VP, Investments and Analytics
Rahul Khemka
Managing Partner, Arcor Capital
Patrick Hong
Managing Partner, Arcor Capital
Simon Ong
Director, Arcor Capital
Novia Salim
Finance And Credit Associate
Cindy Chai
Admin and Office Manager
Danielle Pereira
Investment & Operations Associate
Yi Sheng Lim
Backend Lead
Shi Ling
Frontend Lead
Louis Lam
Investment Associate, Arcor Capital
Dino Sukendro
Business Development Advisor

Key Advisors and Investors

Dr. Ilham Habibie
Special Advisor
Teo Ser Luck
Board Advisor
How Teck Lim
Investor
Samuel Rhee
Senior Advisor and Investor
Sam Phoen
Senior Advisor and Investor
Kosuke Mori
Investor and Board Member
Christopher Ganis
Investor
Willson Cuaca
Investor