Vickers Venture




Dr Xinhong Lim joined Vickers in 2015 and is based in Singapore. As a Venture Principal, he assists in sourcing and evaluating international new investments and acquisitions, with particular focus on biotechnology, medical and educational technology sectors.

Dr Lim is a Junior Principal Investigator in the Institute of Medical Biology (IMB) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) Singapore. He manages a team of 15 Ph.D. scientists and technicians. His leading edge research on skin health and regeneration has been awarded more than $6 million dollars in grant funding from A*STAR and a global Fortune 500 industry company. He has initiated and led numerous international multi-disciplinary collaborations in academia and industry that have produced highly cited publications in the most prestigious scientific journals, including Nature and Science.

Dr Lim has had a long-standing interest in business and entrepreneurship. He obtained a Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He has also helped with patent and commercialization activities in the Biomedical IP Management and Business Development unit of Exploit Technologies Pte Ltd, the commercialization arm of A*STAR.

Dr Lim is an Assistant Professor (Adjunct) at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. An experienced teacher and coach, he has lectured internationally and taught for many years at Stanford University, and more recently, at Nanyang Technological University. In 2012, his course on how to deliver an effective pitch received the highest ratings of all short courses conducted in the Stanford Sophomore College.

Dr Lim received his Ph.D. in Developmental Biology from Stanford University under the tutelage of Professor Roel Nusse, a founding scientist of the field of Wnt signaling. While at Stanford, Dr Lim made paradigm-shifting discoveries on Wnt signaling and skin stem cells that were published in Science, and he contributed a chapter on the topic to the textbook on Wnt signaling published by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. He obtained a B.S. in Natural Sciences (Biochemistry) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, graduating with highest distinction and a perfect GPA. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the internationally competitive A*STAR-IMB Investigatorship in Skin Biology, the A*STAR National Science Scholarship (B.S.-Ph.D.), and the Theodore Herfurth Award for Initiative and Efficiency, given to only two students in the entire University of Wisconsin (UW) system and considered to be the oldest and most prestigious award a graduating UW senior may earn.

Dr Lim is an Artillery Officer in the Singapore Armed Forces Reserves. He graduated from Officer Cadet School with a Sword of Merit, awarded to the top 3 officer cadets. During active service, he helped to design and orchestrate war games and was responsible for the administrative affairs, morale and general discipline of a wing of 100 cadets. Dr Lim is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese, and has a working knowledge of French.