Profile: CEO, Gushcloud International (Entertainment Group)
Althea Lim loves ideas and bringing them to life. She graduated from the National University of Singapore with a degree in Biomedical Sciences, decided against medical research, and started a privately held youth community and party promotion business called The Youth Empire when she was in still in school.
In 2010, she created a social media agency called The Barnett Group, which was acquired by an Australian agency called The Farm Digital in 2012.
By April 2012, both her and her co-founder, Vincent Ha started on Gushcloud which started as a social sharing platform. They received a seed round of half a million from the ex-co-founder of Alibaba, John Wu; and set up an office in San Francisco. Gushcloud pivoted to becoming an influencer management network by late 2012 and set out to be the largest influencer marketing network across South East Asia. Within 2.5 years, Gushcloud was acquired by Korea's largest and leading digital marketing group, Yello Digital Marketing Group for a multi-million deal. And holds onto multiple different business units, in 8 different countries, mainly Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Korea and the USA.
Althea is now the Chief Executive Officer of Gushcloud International (Entertainment Division) and aims to build the future of digital media and marketing in Asia. She hopes to build the Hollywood of Asia, and one day export Asia to the world.
Althea loves Singapore, she loves young people. And her favorite movie is The Godfather. She hopes to leave behind an education fund, a museum, a hospice care for dementia and one day, launch a spacecraft for Singapore.