Aaron Tan

(TAP Member)

Aaron Tan is the Co-founder and CEO of Carro, an automotive marketplace that offers a full-stack service for all aspects of car ownership.

A programmer by training and a venture capitalist by profession. Aaron founded his first startup at 13 and subsequently sold two companies before turning 21.  Former IT Youth of the Year, Aaron represented Singapore in programming competitions overseas.  Aaron subsequently took a scholarship from the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore and read computer science at Carnegie Mellon and Singapore Management University. 

As a returning scholar, Aaron helped start Singtel’s venture fund – Singtel Innov8 ventures and invested in over 60 companies globally. Aaron spearheaded the setup of Blk71– Singapore’s largest startup ecosystem.  nd in 2016 and founded Carro – SEA’s largest online marketplace for cars. In 2021, Financial Times named Carro the fastest growing company in Asia Pacific with revenues of over $700M annually in 2021.Carro has raised over $550M to date and was last valued at over $1B by Softbank Vision Fund and several sovereign funds. 

Aaron graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BSc and MSc from Singapore Management University School of Information Systems and Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science.