Up Close with Cradle's VP Investments : Azman Hood
Azman Hood began his career as a Research Executive with the Corporate Planning unit of Malaysia Building Society Berhad. Having just graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting) from Acadia University in Canada, it was a role that allowed him to combine his love for learning new things with his keen eye for financial detail.
Followed by a short stint with Tenaga Risk Management Services Sdn. Bhd., a subsidiary of TNB, Azman took the leap into entrepreneurship as a freelance writer, focusing on tertiary education content and business plans. In addition to providing audio and written content for annual reports, career guides and e-learning software applications, he found a niche in conducting market research and financial projections for business plans.
From there, he immersed himself in high technology startups as business development manager for a small but innovative group, and was in charge of writing proposals for fund raising from the Government, banks, institutional and individual investors. This resulted in a deep working knowledge of the funding mechanisms and fiscal incentives provided by the Government in support of innovation funding.
With this knowledge, Azman joined the Government-linked agencies such as Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation, Malaysia Debt Ventures and currently he is the Vice President of Investment – DEQ800 at Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd, in a technology and business due diligence and investment management capacity. He finds fulfilment in working with these funding institutions as he is able to critically analyse the business potential of new emerging technologies, which contribute directly towards creating an innovative, high-income Malaysian economy by the year 2020.
An avid yet unprolific angler, he quotes Calvin’s Dad in saying “The key to enjoying your Job, is to have a Hobby that is much worse.”
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