Douglas Abrams is the founder and CEO of Expara and Expara IDMVentures, Singapore’s leading incubator fund. He has launched two seedstage (Expara IDM Ventures I and II) and two early-stage venture funds (Extream Ventures and Expara Ventures III) in Singapore since 2007. Douglas is the Managing Director of Expara Ventures Thailand, Expara Vietnam and Expara Malaysia. He was the founding partner of Parallax Capital Management, a funds management company, focused on real estate private equity investment and early-stage venture capital. Prior to coming to Singapore in 2000, Douglas managed information technology at JPMorgan for 14 years. From 1997 to 1999, he was the Global Markets Head of Internet Marketing, and from 1991 to 1997, he was the VP and Manager of Investment Banking Technology.
Douglas is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the National University ofSingapore’s (NUS) Business School, where he has lectured on New VentureCreation for undergraduates and Technopreneurship for graduate students since 2001. He has been a Visiting Professor in Venture Capital for the Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok since 2007. Douglas was the former Chairman of the Business Angel Network of South East Asia (BANSEA) and has been a Director since 2002. He served on the board of the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) from 2009-2010.
Douglas graduated from the Annenberg School, University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Communications and received an MBA from The Wharton School.