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At school, Adam Yap rapidly discovered an interest in programming and began self-learning at a high school level during his primary school years. He went on to study law at university, while continuing to develop his programming skills in his spare time, before landing a job at a consultancy firm in Singapore. Mr Yap then worked in a marketing role at an Australian company building online management programs for the health industry in America. The health directory and appointment website HealthEngine was originally founded in 2006 by a group of Australian doctors frustrated with the inefficiency of the local system. Future Health Ventures, an angel fund led by doctor and entrepreneur Marcus Tan bought the business in 2009. Soon after, Mr Yap was appointed as co-founder and chief operations officer.