There is huge opportunity for businesses that disrupt markets using digital technology. Yet it’s a complex area to navigate and it's important not to make assumptions.


    We can help with the brand planning, positioning, strategy and execution required to be successful.


    West Pier Ventures helps businesses grow in Asia-Pacific, Europe and across the world.



    Cybersecurity - GovTech - AdTech - FinTech - HealthTech - DevOps - Blockchain- Cloud - Mobile Services - Media & Entertainment - AI - Quantum - Telecoms - Satellites

  • Services

    We are strategic business communications experts specialising at helping companies in the telecoms, digital media, and data tech sectors with corporate narrative strategy, marketing, media relations, thought leadership content, event production, business development and social media.


    Led by Andrew Darling, a former business lawyer and journalist, turned strategic communications professional, with a global perspective derived from 20 years working with tech companies, VCs, digital agencies, mobile network operators, blockchain/crypto businesses, non-profits and broadcasters. He is passionate and proud of what he has achieved working in senior roles at some of the most dynamic mobile, marketing communications, government, and tech business, including Mobile Interactive Group, OpenMarket, HM Government, Blis, Mastercard, and Weber Shandwick.

    West Pier Ventures exists to help you discover, connect with, and grow your business in Europe and Asia-Pacific by building and executing agile, always-on marketing, communications and business development strategies. We also have access to a high quality and extensive network of key industry stakeholders across APAC, Europe and the USA.


    Our intention is to intimately understand clients’ businesses, their challenges and opportunities, so we can create strategies, narratives and experiences that drive value for both the audience and the brand.


    Benefits are two fold: we speed up growth, particularly for companies overseas looking to expand into APAC, and we bring affordable entrepreneurship and executive experience to the table.

    Marketing, PR & Corporate Comms

    We can completely replace a full-time PR or communications hire, for less than their cost and deliver results faster.


    We deliver campaigns that include strategic consultancy, media relations, brand development, and content creation, including case studies, ICO launches, and award-winning competitive entries. Our experience and significant industry relationships allow us to offer the services of a far larger agency.

    Regional Business Development

    Providing pan-Asian business development services and support for your business. Excelling in client / partner development and accounts management. We have a keen eye for opportunity.


    Direct industry experience in Digital Media. AdTech, FinTech, Telecoms, Mobile Billing Services and Compliance Monitoring & Fraud Detection


    Digital & Social Media Strategy

    We deliver campaigns that include strategy, short and long form content creation, creative assets, social media and paid media, and SEO.


    We work closely with our clients to develop targeted digital advertising and social marketing strategies that support their business objectives and drive results.



    Fundraising and Investors

    Having played significant roles in positioning three businesses and building corporate marketing strategies that helped secure more than $150m in fundraising, we can assist in establishing contacts within the investment community, and creating your pitch content to successfully draw the right kind attention.


    Whether you need advice on VC, private equity or ICO processes, we can offer guidance and access to our networks.

  • West Pier Whispers

    Thoughts, musings and analysis about technology and society from @Darlingbuds

    The digitisation of society and the increasing rollout of 5G technologies are driving massive...
    Feeling seasoned....I was invited to take part in the Liberty Podcast and discuss my 25 years in...
    A Network of Networks (NoN) refers to a type of communication infrastructure that connects...
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  • Clients

    Some of the businesses and organisations we work with in Europe and Asia

    Managing COVID-19 communications for the UK Government's Department of Health and Social Care

    Managing media relations and strategic communications on a range of pandemic and digital health-related issues during the biggest rolling news story of the century.


    As a Senior Communications Advisor contracted into the DHSC, I led a team of press officers on proactive and reactive approaches to prominent and sensitive national policy areas. I also prepared Ministers for media interviews whilst staying informed of the wider cross-government and political news agenda. My role meant operating in a high-pressured, crisis communications environment throughout the COVID-19 pandemic during 2020/2021, with intense media scrutiny from regional, trade, national and international journalists.




    Inspiring growth for ambitious brands

    Wunderman Thompson is a global advertising agency and part of the WPP Group of companies. Part agency, part consultancy and part technology company, its experts provide end-to-end capabilities at a global scale to deliver inspiration across the entire brand and customer experience.


    WPV provides long-form copywriting services on behalf of clients such as Microsoft which articulate its cloud offerings to enterprise C-Suite stakeholders. The purpose is to build narrative and thought leadership about how using Microsoft cloud app development tools like Power App helps organisations to digitally transform their business for the 21st Century,





    Leading Mastercard's Asia-Pacific-Japan Corporate Comms and PR

    In a consultancy role as Senior Vice-President, Client Experience for Weber Shandwick APAC, Andrew Darling was responsible for managing the IPG PR agency’s biggest client, Mastercard, with a corporate communications team of 30 across APJ and SEA markets.


    Executing successful Media Relations, Thought Leadership, Events and Social Media campaigns in multiple markets to Tier 1 and 2 media, including client executive leadership counsel and briefings. Coordination of marketing communications and events for Mastercard’s partnership program for Payments and Blockchain Fintech start-ups


    Collaborating with Mastercard’s government policy and corporate affairs teams across SEA markets including Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam.

    Turning data into audiences for brands

    Eyeota is an audience technology platform that enables the intelligent use of data. We work with marketers, data owners, and research companies to provide distinct, comprehensive and qualified audience data for advertiser brands.


    WPV is the retained content marketing execution partner of the business in Asia-Pacific and U.K.


    Marketing focused on brand strategy, comms & planning

    MullenLowe Singapore is a creatively driven integrated marketing communications network with a strong entrepreneurial heritage and challenger mentality. It uses creativity to get clients’ brands an unfair share of attention throughout Japan and SEA.


    WPV works on a project basis advising client teams on brand strategy and tech know-how regarding Crypto and Blockchain.

    Connected TV and OTT Video Ad Solutions

    Innovid is transforming the TV experience with dynamic, data-driven creative delivered on all channels (from connected TVs and mobile devices to social channels like Facebook and YouTube), and 3rd party measurement through our media-agnostic platform.


    WPV handles J-PAC PR, Communications and Event support for the US-headquartered business.

    Inspiring audiences with social media content

    Brave Bison inspires audiences with bold social content – for clients, partners, and its own media brands. The business delivers the right content, influencers, creators, and strategies to excite audiences, worldwide. Clients include Spotify, Netflix, Apple, Uber Eats, and Uniqlo.


    WPV provides adhoc PR, Events and Communications advice in Asia-Pacific and Japan.


    Data influenced journeys

    Profusion is a digital agency blending real 1:1 messaging, AI, machine learning and human imagination, to connect people with brands.


    WPV advises executive management on brand marketing and communications strategy. We also assist with regional business development in Hong Kong and Singapore.


    Real-time Identity Verification

    Shufti Pro is a market-leading AI=powered IDV, KYC and AML SaaS provider to banks, fintechs, gaming, crypto and eCommerce businesses.


    WPV is retained to provide PR counsel, content marketing and SEO support services in the UK.


    Industrial IoT and Network Connectivity

    Analog Devices is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of analog, mixed signal, and DSP integrated circuits to help solve the toughest data-sensing and connectivity problems for a wide range of verticals, such aerospace, healthcare. automotive and energy.


    WPV is provding strategic messaging advice and content consulting for its telecoms-facing business.


    Open RAN 5G Networking Infrastructure

    NEC believes that a commitment to openness and the benefits of Open RAN are the keys to driving global 5G connectivity. Through collaboration, partnership and new competition, Open RAN will help connect the world in ways that help to close the digital divide and provide automation and AI-driven capabilities to industries that impact our everyday lives.


    WPV is retained as a PR and thought leadership content partner.

  • Partners

    Some really smart partners we collaborate with

    Accelerating Successful Market Entry for Digital Companies

    Back to Black is a boutique consultancy firm that helps advertising technology companies grow in Europe and Asia.


    The company advises entrepreneurs on how to fast-track their companies growth and get them on the path to profitability.

    Telecoms Content Partner


    The Think Tank is a leading marketing, digital and PR agency, offering a complete range of award-winning marketing services, including brand development, strategic thinking, tactical marketing campaigns, digital communications, PR and design.


    West Pier Ventures partners with the agency to work with telecoms and media clients, including Analog Devices International, offering specialist content and client strategy services.

    Platform Communications


    Platform Communications designs and delivers integrated campaigns for some of the most talked about brands in media and technology.

    West Pier Ventures is retained as a media strategy and content partner for Japanese 5G Open RAN telecoms client NEC.


  • Contact Us

    Don't be afraid to reach out

    30 Petain Road,
    Singapore 208099
    WhatsApp: +65 8732 2425 or UK: +44 7968 166407