Althea Lim of Gushcloud is the budding architect of the “Hollywood of Asia”
A pioneer of the digital influencer movement, Althea Lim of Gushcloud is the budding architect of the “Hollywood of Asia”
Althea Lim is co-founder and group CEO of Gushcloud, a digital talent and media company that she started with co-founder Vincent Ha as a social sharing platform in 2011. The Singapore-based firm was one of the first of its kind in the industry at the time, and has since grown exponentially to expand into the US and China, as well as operate four business divisions centred on managing talents, creating content, building brands and leveraging technology and data, and producing live commerce shows. In 2019, Gushcloud raised US$11 million in a funding round for global growth and brought on Def Jam co-founder and hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons as its president, with an eye on growing its stable of US-based talents and clients. Today, Gushcloud operates in 11 countries worldwide, representing artists such as Netflix’s Originals series Bling Empire stars Singapore’s Kane Lim and Chinese American Cherie Chan. Lim, who intends to build Gushcloud as a Singaporean brand, has also voiced her intention to list the company sometime from 2025 to 2027, in Singapore or the US. Lim graduated from the National University of Singapore with a degree in biomedical sciences. According to her LinkedIn page, the fan of The Godfather hopes to establish an education bursary fund and an art museum for the young, and even launch a spacecraft for Singapore someday.
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Gushcloud’s US$11 million funding round was led by GDP Ventures, along with Golden Equator Capital, KB Investments, Korea Investment Partners, Kejora Ventures and individual investors such as hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons.
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