Shannen Tan

Freelance Writer and Brand Storyteller


Shannen Tan graduated from National University of Singapore with a double major in Psychology and Theatre Studies. In her work experiences thus far, she has developed an interest in extending her passion for storytelling to the corporate realms and has directly worked on various branding and brand communications projects with clients from the F&B, tech/startups and lifestyle sectors.

Bustling Taiwanese Film Industry Ushers in VR-Led New Wave

Taiwanese cinema has much to celebrate. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the island produced an impressive 71 films last year, making it the third most productive country globally. This year, the island has gone even further, bringing immersive projects to the virtual reality programs of prestigious film festivals around the globe.

How will COVID-19 change the funding landscape in Southeast Asia?

For the past couple of years, Southeast Asia has been a very attractive region for tech investors. The region's capital investments have been driven by mega-deals, startups reaching mature funding stages, and a general increase in check sizes for smaller deals, according to Cento Ventures' " Southeast Asia Tech Investment in 2019 " report.

Tracking TraceTogether: Do the ends justify the means?

The age of COVID-19 has brought about a slew of ethical and moral conundrums for the average citizen. The latest resides in our pockets, on our phones: Should citizens risk data privacy and opt in to contact tracing apps for the common good?

Press Release
VC firm Lyra Ventures announces new global fashion-tech fund

The new global fashion-tech fund receives investment from TSI Holdings, one of Japan's largest fashion conglomerates, as its key investor. This new global fashion-tech fund, allows Lyra Ventures to focus exclusively on global opportunities, primarily, companies that are ready to expand to Japan and Southeast Asia.                  

Tech Collective
Is "women in tech" still a good story angle?

The politics of visibility has played a critical role in feminist movements. By highlighting gender identity categories, the media aims to accomplish political recognition. However, it becomes problematic when headlines like “first female CEO in a company” preach the narrative of the exotic female leader.