Cindy Ko

Head of Asia-Pacific (APAC)

Asia Representative Cindy Ko.

Cindy has dedicated her career to entrepreneurship and investing in emerging markets. She currently serves as Toniic’s Head of the Asia – Pacific (APAC) region, deepening the organization’s presence in the region. She also serves as an independent director for JcbNext, an investment holding company listed on the Malaysia Exchange.

Previously, Cindy served as Venture Partner for Quona Capital, an early-stage VC fund focused on financial inclusion. Prior to Quona, Cindy served as Head of Asia for Endeavor, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to building venture ecosystems worldwide. During her 10+ year career at Endeavor, Cindy built Endeavor’s presence in Southeast Asia, Middle East and Africa.

Cindy also led the charge to bring Zipline, a Silicon Valley-based robotics company, to the region. She worked with both the private and public sectors to implement a drone delivery system operating at national scale to send urgent medicines to those in need.

She has been involved in the full spectrum of finance, starting her career as an investment banking analyst at Goldman Sachs and going on to do micro-lending in post-war Kosovo.

Cindy is passionate about social impact, and has served on the advisory board of the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) and investment committee for Patamar Capital’s Investing in Women Fund.  She holds degrees from Wellesley College and the Harvard Business School.