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About Our Business

After decades in the financial industry spanning across investment banking, asset management and wealth management we decided to devote our skills and energy to things we love, people that inspire us and ideas that get us buzzing.


We are strong believers that directing capital for impact can be a powerful force for good without compromising financial returns. We are particularly passionate about supporting innovations that can reverse climate change and extent human life span. 


We love connecting people and ideas to create a multiplier effect.  We love leveraging our global network to hear from the best.

Therion Advisers Pte. Ltd. is an exempt corporate finance adviser, registered with the Monetory Authority of Singapore. 

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The Team

About: Team
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Milena Nikolova

Managing Partner

Milena has over 20 years of finance experience across investment banking, wealth management and venture capital investing. She is passionate about climate innovation and investing with a sustainability lens for positive impact. 

Milena is Partner at Aera VC, a visionary venture capital firm investing globally in breakthrough climate technologies that accelerate the world to a more sustainable future. Milena is Co-Chair of the Climate Solutions Committee at the Singapore Venture Capital Association.


She is also Independent Direct of Gojo & Co, a Japan HQ group extending financial inclusion to millions in developing markets.

As Executive Director at UBS Investment Bank in London, she advised banks and insurers on M&A and IPO transactions with $10bn+ in deal value. In Wealth Management in Singapore, she worked with UHNW individuals on assets allocation, wealth planning or corporate structuring.  

Milena is Partner at Women on a Mission, a Singapore non-profit that combines pushing personal physical boundaries with  raising funding for women survivors of war or abuse. 

Milena is a CFA Charterholder and holds an MSc in International Accounting and Finance from the LSE.


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Ivan Vatchkov

Managing Partner

Ivan is the founder and CEO of, a longevity and healthspan company that turns our health data into actionable insight. He is also a private investor focusing on fintech, healthtech and edtech. 

Prior to this he was a hedge fund portfolio manager for over 10 years at multi-billion dollar funds GAMA and Algebris Investments (Asia) in Singapore. He has been a member of the Young Global Leader community at the World Economic Forum since 2014.

Ivan’s expertise has been acknowledged and extensively quoted by Bloomberg™, Asian Investor™, CNBC™, Reuters™, FT™ and the Wall Street Journal™. 

Prior to Algebris Investments Ivan was a Director in the CFO office of Credit Suisse Investment Bank and an equity analyst at Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank. Ivan holds an MSc in International Accounting and Finance from the LSE and is a CFA charterholder.

Ivan and Milena are engaged in extensive philanthropic work having established ReachOut.BG, a children’s charity based in Bulgaria dedicated to the support and education of abandoned children.

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