Technology and food distribution key to F&B growth, says founder of Ebb & Flow

Technology and food distribution key to F&B growth, says founder of Ebb & Flow

The Business Times

18 February 2021, 9:50:00 pm

Lim Kian Chun, CEO of the Ebb & Flow group, talks about carving out a niche in the F&B industry.

There was a time when Lim Kian Chun was your garden variety angel investor. Armed with a "small" fund, seeding fintech, consumer and media tech startups.

Then he bought a restaurant, which some of his ilk tend to do. He would come to regret it - which some also end up doing. But instead of slinking away from an industry notorious for its high stakes and slow returns, he became totally besotted to the point that he now runs one of the fastest growing F&B groups in Singapore.

The 29-year-old is the CEO and co-founder of the three-year-old Ebb & Flow Group, which at last count has some 12 brands - eight of which were launched last year and at least four this year including the fine dining restaurant Sommer, the reopening of traditional bakery Chin Mee Chin and a modern patisserie Tigerlily.