Program speakers


Shuyin Tang

Co-Founder & CEO – Beacon Fund

Shuyin is a Partner at Patamar Capital, a leading impact investing platform in Southeast Asia, and also the co-founder and CEO of the Beacon Fund, a boundary-breaking fund for female entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia’s emerging markets. Beacon is a private debt fund that focuses on backing the ‘missing middle’ of women-owned and women-led businesses which are too small for PE, too big for microfinance, do not fit the growth profile of VC and are underserved by banks. She also 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.

She has experience spanning strategy consulting (Bain & Company), development consulting (TechnoServe) and impact investing (Patamar Capital, LGT Venture Philanthropy), across Australia, India and Southeast Asia. She has also worked in U.S. Congress and the Australian public service, as well as at The Lowy Institute for International Policy and UNICEF.

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 2020. She currently serves on the Board and Investment Committee of the Equality Fund and the Impact Investing Council of the Global Private Capital Association. She is also the Jury President for South and Central Asia for the Cartier Women’s Initiative. Shuyin graduated summa cum laude from the Australian National University where she was also awarded the University Medal.