Li Hua Tan co-founded Audacy Ventures in 2017 to bring high impact, highly sustainable investments across multiple cutting-edge sectors to like-minded investors. As a general partner of the firm, her vision was to build a talented team with deep vertical expertise in Decarbonisation, Digitisation, Artificial Intelligence & Deep Tech, and Food & AgriTech, and to partner with top-tier entrepreneurs in transforming their respective industries.
Li brings 17 years of investment experience to Audacy Ventures. She began her career as a Financial Analyst in the Consumer and Healthcare team at Citigroup in New York City and Los Angeles. Two years later, she moved to Malaysia, where she managed a real estate corporation with gross development value of US$ 450 million. Simultaneously, she managed her own family office assets, which included a diversified public equity portfolio as well as higher octane private investments in alternative assets across America, Europe, and Pan-Asia.
Li also co-founded the Platinum Whisky Investment Fund in 2014. At the time, it was the world’s first private equity fund investing in vintage and rare single malt whiskies. The fund raised US$ 12 million and exited 7 years later at over US$ 26 million, delivering a gross 17% IRR to investors. In 2019, the team continued its whisky ventures by acquiring Glenor Cask Company, which held a portfolio of over 1,000 whisky casks in Scotland. In 2021, she acquired significant stakes in the companies Whisky Hammer and Still Spirit in order to gain footholds in the whisky online auction and e-commerce space.
Originally from Malaysia, Li graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science in Corporate Finance and Business Administration. She is passionate about empowering other women in family business and entrepreneurship, and enjoys exploring other cultures through travel and reading.