Company: RealVantage

Title: Co-Founder


Residing Country: Singapore

Industry: Fintech

Joint Nominee: Keith Ong, Co-Founder



Mao Ching Foo is the Co-Founder at RealVantage, a property co-investment platform bringing access and enables users to easily own investment grade properties without the traditional hassles of being a landlord. 

Previously Mao was the CTO & Chief Data Scientist of Funding Societies | Modalku, leading and growing the technology and data teams while scaling the platform for users. Prior to Funding Societies, Mao founded QVantage, a startup empowering equity traders to make smarter decisions using professional quantitative insights. He has also served as Chief Data Scientist of Paktor, a technology startup with presence in 8 countries in the region, and over 5 million users.  

Before the world of startups, Mao was a quantitative equities trader / portfolio manager in Barclays Global Investors in San Francisco, and subsequently at Ronin Capital, a proprietary trading firm in Chicago. Mao graduated from Stanford with a MSc. and a MComp, BComp Hons in Computer Science from National University of Singapore. He has publications in top ranked journals, refereed conferences and book chapters. He is a strong believer of building technology startup ecosystems and is an angel investor and mentor to several startups in the region.  


The disruptive innovation.


RealVantage is the leading platform in Southeast Asia that allows co-investment into property overseas, (AU, UK, USA) and across various real estate asset classes – Residential, Commercial & Industrial. It provides access to institutional real estate opportunities such as property development, mezzanine loans or ownership in larger sized assets. The co-founders developed RealVantage to level the playing field in commercial real estate investing and bring underserved individual investors access to investment opportunities. 

RealVantage is gathering a lot of traction, and investors see the value that the concept brings and the expertise that they have. With the use of proprietary AI system in deal sourcing and evaluation, RealVantage can provide even more compelling real estate opportunities with solid risk-adjusted returns. Even with the pandemic affecting the economy, real estate is one of the strongest industries to have sustained the impediments of Covid. RealVantage has been able to present alternative means of earning. 

Media Coverage




  • Stevie Award - Most Innovative Startup of the Year (Silver) & Most Innovative Tech Startup of the Year (Bronze)
  • Global Brands Magazine Award - Best New Co-investment Platform