James originates from The English Lake District, United Kingdom, where he grew up in a business learning environment. James has progressed on from this by choosing to work across four continents – Europe, The Middle East, Australasia and Asia, where he now resides.
By covering such a large geographical area James has been able to observe, an extensive variety of backgrounds, on both a business and a personal level.
This has allowed James to both gain; grow an abundant of business experience through submerging himself into such a diverse cultural melting pot on a global scale.
James has applied his earlier insights and experiences into focused investment projects on a global scale, with a current assortment of business ventures and investments covering over 10 countries.
Most of James’s time and portfolio consists of owning shares and directing in startup businesses in Singapore, Thailand & Hong Kong to ethically investing in places such as Somalia, Georgia, Estonia, Latvia & Indonesia.
All the way from owning cryptocurrency, utilising P2P lending platforms, holding fixed deposits, operating ecommerce platforms and marketplaces too investing in young, enthusiastic, like minded entrepreneurs with similar values. He’s always looking for the newest, latest and most exciting opportunities to get involved in.
Below is just a snippet of some of James’s most recent and exciting business ventures..
SAMARA CAPITAL INVESTMENTS
Samara Capital Investments is a privately-owned investment company co-founded by 3 young & enthusiastic entrepreneurs, James Simpson, Thomas Beattie & Zac Anderson.
The company targets itself as a seed-based investment company with a mission to accelerate the growth of early-stage start-ups in Singapore and South East Asia.
Samara also provides expertise, technology, and service innovation to reach the end goal of achieving financial goals together.
James holds a directorship role within Samara Capital Investments.
James founded Latent Epicure in 2014 as a home & kitchen based accessory brand. To date Latent Epicure predominantly focuses on e-commerce platforms and marketplaces, to drive tremendous growth and visibility to a worldwide audience.
The brand is currently operating throughout four continents, North America, Europe, Australasia, South East Asia & the United Kingdom.
James co-founded Hygiene Hub, which is the elegant all-in-one hygiene solution, offering automatic hand sanitiser, a wetwipe dispenser along with a rubbish disposal bin for the used wetwipes.
Hygiene Hub is purposely designed for establishments that not only care about their customer’s hygiene but also want to do it in an elegant and luxurious way, on a subscription-based model.
James holds a directorship role within Hygiene Hub.
Chow Social is a social media marketing agency that
When people hear the term social media their minds usually head towards Facebook & Instagram however, there are many platforms out there. Finding the ones where you can connect with your target audience of customers is the real key.
Chow Social’s social media service is designed to keep you in total control of your messages across various social media
As with everything, one size rarely fits all and so our social media service puts the focus clearly on what matters most to your company.
Roquepress is a high end web agency, that builds and maintains websites.
The company considers itself both a result-driven and a technologically advanced web agency that aims to provide the most astonishing services in the fields of website design, web development, and e-commerce.
James holds a directorship role within Roquepress.
Guide Visuals is classed as one of Singapore’s leading digital multimedia service company that specialises in corporate photography and video marketing.
Food & Beverage
ShakeFarm is a health and fitness-focused restaurant chain in Singapore focusing on nutritious food an. Currently, ShakeFarm has two outlets in the CBD area, with aggressive plans to branch out nationwide following a similar business model to that of Sweetgreen’s in the USA.
The main ShakeFarm HQ outlet combines fresh health shakes, nutritious menus and yoga classes in a hip environment to encourage healthy and active routines alongside hectic city life.
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+65 8350 7637