People first. We look for curiosity, purpose and courage.
Business second. We look for customers or users who love the product or service.
Investment third. We look for a fair deal for entrepreneurs, investors and partners.
Customize our involvement with each company.
Help at Inflection points.
Seed/early stage fund based in Hong Kong with a global perspective. Broad experience across US, Canada, HK/China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Singapore and India. Happy to help if we can but also have no problem in getting out of your way.
Previously founding member of PMA Investment Advisors, sold in 2006 for US$200mln. Before that, worked at HSBC Asset Management in Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo and London.
Strengths: >1,600 company visits across Asia and North America, learned a few things. Experience inside startup with successful exit in Asia. Personalized approach. Move quickly. Generate ideas. Connect dots. Get things done. Give feedback. Global perspective. Help startups do more with less. Diverse network of contacts. Work across cultures. Fight fires.
Weakness: local language skills.
Start with people. Flexible on the rest.