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I'm Elaine. Thanks for visiting!

This is a random collection of my thoughts and past lives.

An amalgamation of startups, social impact projects, and my writing. 

My Values


On Community: I wrote a piece about balancing the individual self with the global community at large. It was published in this manifesto edited and compiled by the Sandbox Network community.

Community is identity. Who we hang out with influences who we are and what we become. I value relationships with authentic, humble, and ambitious people who push each other forward to achieve more together.

Community is a core value, which is why I’ve previously worked on connecting millions of people in emerging markets to basic internet infrastructure and mobile phones so they can uplift their economies.

I also have a fascination with the world - curiosity is my 2nd core value as I believe we know so little about the universe. These days, I’m most curious about payments solutions in emerging markets, Asian economies, and art history.

I believe that our impact is amplified when supporting others. Through SoGal Ventures and SoGal Foundation, I support one of the world’s largest global platform for next-gen venture capitalists, angel investors, and entrepreneurs.

Being a global citizen is part of who I am. I grew up in the US and call Singapore my adopted home. I travel to meet entrepreneurs, mentor others, and to learn about the world around me.

To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.
— William Blake


I write about what I observe and experience on my blog here.