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Insuretech Connect Asia 2024

Aaron Tan

Aaron Tan

CEO, Carro

A programmer by training and a venture capitalist by profession. Aaron founded his first startup at 13 and subsequently sold two companies before turning 21.  

Former IT Youth of the Year, Aaron represented Singapore in programming competitions overseas.  Aaron subsequently took a scholarship from the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore and read computer science at Carnegie Mellon and Singapore Management University.  

As a returning scholar, Aaron was part of the founding team of Singtel Innov8 Ventures (a global US$300M strategic fund) and invested in over 60 companies globally.  

Aaron left the fund in 2016 and founded Carro – SEA’s largest online retailer for vehicles. In 2021, Financial Times named Carro the fastest growing company in Asia Pacific with revenues of over US$1B annually in 2022. Carro has raised over US$700M to date and was last valued at over US$1B by Softbank Vision Fund and several sovereign funds.  

Aaron graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BSc and MSc from Singapore Management University School of Information Systems and Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science.