Advance Awards financial services Category Finalist
An impact investment warrior, Shuyin Tang is a pioneer bringing fit-for-purpose financing to impactful businesses in Southeast Asia. As a Partner at Patamar Capital, one of the most active impact investing firms in Southeast Asia, Shuyin leads Patamar’s Vietnam office and spearheads Patamar’s gender lens investing efforts, including managing one of the first gender lens investing funds in Southeast Asia, the Investing in Women Fund. Patamar’s Investing in Women Fund is supported by the Investing in Women Initiative, one of the Australian Government’s flagship programs in Southeast Asia. This year, Shuyin co-founded Beacon Fund, a new fund on the Patamar platform, to shine a light on alternative models and entrepreneurial success. The Fund aims to help close the gender financing gap by providing appropriate capital and support to sustainable, moderate growth companies which are not a good fit for the traditional VC model and severely underserved by banks.
Shuyin was named one of Australia’s “100 Women of Influence” by the Australian Financial Review in 2015, an Asia 21 Young Leader by the Asia Society in 2016 and one of the ’40 Under 40’ Most Influential Asian Australians in 2019. She has served on the Southeast Asia Advisory Council of Women’s World Banking, a global NGO promoting women’s financial inclusion. She graduated summa cum laude from the Australian National University, where she was also awarded the University Medal. Shuyin has also worked in U.S. Congress and the Australian public service, as well as at The Lowy Institute for International Policy and UNICEF.