David has been involved with some of the most transformative companies to emerge from Silicon Valley and Asia. David advised his family office and invested on its behalf with a focus on media technologies. Their previous investments includes Buslogic (became Mylex), Crossroads Systems, Alvesta, Ledel Semiconductors (acquired by Siliconix) and UT Starcom. David has worked as an Analyst at Morgan Stanley, Vice President in Credit Suisse and Director at Guosen Securities in Hong Kong covering the Greater China region.
David is a board member across 13 companies including Lalamove, Qupital and Grana. He is also the director and school board member of Kiangsu-Chekiang College.
He graduated from the University Of California, San Diego with double bachelor degrees.
Joe co-founded MindWorks in 2013 and has played a pivotal role in shaping Asia’s entrepreneurial ecosystem by investing in the most prominent startups in the region including Lalamove, KKday, and Qupital among many others.
Joe started his career as an analyst covering the technology sector at Central Asset Investments, a multi-strategy hedge fund. During his time there, he built a deep network with executives across rising tech companies such as Tencent and Alibaba.
Joe graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a double major in Electrical Engineering and Management Science.
Before joining MindWorks, Wayne worked as an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong and prior to that as an Director for Nomura investment bank, BNP Paribas and CLSA Asia Pacific. Wayne has over 12 years in public equities markets, specializing in institutional trading, sales, marketing and ECM distribution.
Wayne graduated from a Masters degree majoring in Finance from the University of New South Wales in Australia. Wayne is a member of MENSA International. He is passionate about automation, data analytics, automobiles and snowboarding.
Prior to joining MindWorks, Huan was the Chief Dealer of Bank of China (HK) Limited, overseeing the bank’s FX and Interest rate trading business. As the head of trading for the largest offshore RMB clearing bank, Huan worked closely with Chinese financial regulators and institutions in managing the FX flows in and out of China and developed extensive network in both Chinese and Hong Kong financial market. Prior to Bank of China, Huan had extensive experience in Asian emerging market trading for major investment banks including Morgan Stanley and Barclays.
Born and raised in Beijing, Huan holds a Bcomm degree from the University of Toronto and EMBA from Kellogg-HKUST.
Cassidy is involved in all aspects of investment and operations in Hong Kong, Southern China, and Southeast Asia region. She is also the board director of StayPlease.
Cassidy holds an MA Economics degree from the University of Edinburgh. Before joining MindWorks, Cassidy founded a retail technology startup and worked at GF Securities. She has a strong sense of curiosity and is passionate about entrepreneurship and innovation.
Jeffrey joined MindWorks in 2017 and is involved in all aspects of investment and operations including deal sourcing, screening, and fundraising. He sits on the boards of Glints and 99 Group.
Prior to joining MindWorks, Jeffrey held various positions at HSBC, EY, and Mercedes-Benz Financial Services. He also co-founded a biotech company during his time in university. Jeffrey currently serves as a mentor at Rookie Fund, Asia's first student-run VC fund.
Jeffrey graduated from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with a B.B.A. in Information Systems and a minor in Entrepreneurship.
Margaret received her Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Monash University.
She is responsible for sourcing startups in the APAC area and post-investment monitoring of portfolio companies. Prior to joining MindWorks, she worked in Northern Light Venture Capital as a Fund Analyst, responsible for monitoring the performance of funds and analyzing startups from various industries. Before working in venture capital, she worked at Hang Seng Bank.
She is passionate about discovering innovative startups that could change the world.
Stefanie is responsible for sourcing and screening startups in mainland China. Before joining MindWorks, Stefanie was a Business Development Manager at GuavaPass (acquired by ClassPass) China, and has had extensive experience working with other startups in the technology industry. Although raised in Beijing, Stefanie studied at the University of Southern California. Living in a state of constant change has made her crave continuous innovation.
Sid received his Master’s degree with Distinction in Finance from the University of Birmingham. He is responsible for sourcing and screening opportunities across a variety of sectors in China. Prior to joining MindWorks, Sid worked at EtherCap as a financial advisor consultant. Sid also has previous experience at Accenture where he covered the healthcare sector. Sid is passionate about innovation and technology-driven startups.
Shawn graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a master's degree in Finance. Before joining MindWorks, Shawn worked as an Investment Analyst covering the technology sector at Hanfor Capital, a Chinese growth equity firm. Shawn believes that numbers never lie and is always keen to explore new and unknown concepts. He hopes to meet more like-minded individuals to shape the future together.
Joy graduated from The University of Hong Kong with a Master’s degree in Finance. Joy received her bachelor degree from Purdue University, majored in Accounting. Before joining Mindworks, Joy worked at GF Securities as an investment associate. Joy is responsible for project analysis and post-investment monitoring of portfolio companies.
Crystal joined the MindWorks team in 2016 and is primarily responsible for investor relationship management. Prior to joining Mindworks Ventures, Crystal worked as an Investor Relations Manager at econtext Asia Limited, a Japanese online payment services and e-commerce solutions company, following its IPO in Hong Kong. She was responsible for the Group’s investor relations and corporate communications functions and initiatives. Crystal started her career in Investor Relations and Marketing at ADM Capital, a Hong Kong-based alternative investment manager. She has over six years of experience in Investor Relations. Crystal has a Bachelor of Science degree from University of California, San Diego in Management Science.
VENTURE PARTNER - BETATRON
Rafal is venture partner of MindWorks. Rafal is a seasoned Technologist, Executive and Leader who breathes and eats software. Rafal was previously CTO and Head of Electronic Trading of CLSA with over 20 years of experience. He is currently the co-founder & CEO of ICStudio, a startup incubation studio based in Hong Kong. Rafal also worked for Deutche Bank and Banker Trust as a Database Scientist and Head of Research Technology. Rafal has passion for application of technology to change the world, driven by a constant hunger for execution and new ideas.
VENTURE PARTNER - THAILAND
Art is the CEO of AHEAD.ASIA, an online media company that focuses on entrepreneurship, innovation, and startups. Previously, Art was a former lecturer at Srinakharinwirot University covering subjects including digital marketing, consumer behaviour, and innovation among other topics.
He is also a branding and marketing consultant for Digital OTOP, academic lead at RISE accelerator, as well as head committee member of Digital Economy Promotion, Thailand.
VENTURE PARTNER - MACAU
Carlos Wong is a successful entrepreneur in Macau. He is a renowned pioneer in Macau and played a pivotal role in transforming the region into an upscale entertainment hub of China. He is one of the judges for the Science and Technology Development Fund (FDCT) of Macao, responsible for the awarding of funds to eligible projects. He is also the franchise owner for Sandbox VR Macau and master agent for travel-activity booking platform KKday within Macau.
Carlos built the top tier hair salon “Toni & Guy” and Asia’s most popular electronic dart system “iDarts” from the grounds up. He is also involved in property projects around the world and sits on the board of a leading hotel group in Macau.
VENTURE PARTNER - SINGAPORE
John is the CEO of Saturday Kids, a curiosity school for children and young adults, and an Obama Foundation Asia-Pacific Leader. He is also an investor in tech startups and sits on the board of Ninja Van. Other notable investments include Redmart, Chope, Airhelp, Lob, Padlet and Guesty. Saturday Kids runs Code In The Community, a Google supported initiative that is the largest free coding programme in Singapore. John is passionate about entrepreneurship and equipping young people with the skills and mindset to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges.
DR. ALEX LIN
VENTURE PARTNER - SINGAPORE
Since 2014, Dr. Alex Lin has been inspiring, investing and co-building startup accelerators in Singapore and the region. These accelerators have groomed over 380 startups, of which more than 170 of them have raised series-A funding. This has drastically changed Singapore’s startup landscape and raised Singapore’s startup ecosystem rank from 17th to 10th within 2 years.
Alex is currently the Deputy CEO of NTUitive, the technology and commercialization unit of the globally 11th rank Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Previously, Alex cofounded ICOra Asia, which advises companies on structuring their fundraising strategies via blockchain crowdfunding. Alex also advises regulators in the region with regards to Fintech, blockchain, and innovation ecosystems that enable startups, SMEs, and listed companies to raise project funding via an Initial Coin Offering (ICO).
When not busy with startups and new venture creation, Alex supports his multiple family office with investment portfolio ranging from brick and mortar (e.g. logistics) to tech (e.g. web services) companies.
Prior to ICOra, Alex managed corporate venture funds (e.g. ST Engineering Ventures, USD 150M) and for government venture fund (e.g. Infocomm Development Authority, USD 200M). He was previously Head of Infocomm Investments (IIPL) that was pivotal in developing Singapore into a global vibrant startup hub, by investing and building startup accelerators, strengthening the links into the ASEAN, Asia, North America, and Europe ecosystems. These strong linkages enable companies in the various ecosystems to gain access to Asian markets and resources to accelerate economic growth.
Alex worked closely with the government on policies affecting the economic development in Singapore as well as in the region. He was in the committee that set up Singapore’s Infocomm Media Masterplan (IN2015 & IM2025), the Research-Innovation-and-Enterprise Masterplan (RIE2020) where his contribution shaped the Innovation, E-Commerce, and Smart Nation policies and regulations.
Alex was a member of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Fintech Office where he worked with MAS to set policies, especially in incentive, commerce and taxation programs that make Singapore the Fintech hub of Asia. The Fintech office has successfully anchored the Fintech Festival as an annual pilgrimage for all Fintech stakeholders around the world. Regionally, Alex advised Thailand’s Security and Exchange Commission and Commerce Department on trade policies and exchanges.
Alex is also active in Taiwan where he advised the Asian Silicon Valley Office on innovation and commerce policies. Earlier on, Alex was one of the team members negotiating for United State – Singapore Free Trade Agreement (USSFTA), focusing on software and Intellectual Properties Rights (IPR) impact toward trade within the agreement.
Over the last two decades, Alex built companies, mentored entrepreneurs and invested in promising start-ups. He held entrepreneurial and investment-related roles in several organizations, worked closely with universities promoting the creation of rapid prototyping capabilities, accelerators, and incubators.
Regionally, Alex led several technology infrastructure investments in China, such as technology park developments and High-Temperature Conversion of Waste installations. Alex started and exited several technology-based companies, notably Asia’s first wireless ISP, and successfully expanded regionally to China and Indonesia before merging with larger incumbent telcos in the territories. Before his entrepreneurial journey, Alex held senior positions in global companies such as SembCorp Logistics, FedEx, and Hewlett Packard.
Alex is passionate about investing, building and mentoring entrepreneurs who would build tomorrow’s innovation-driven companies. He is an active board and council member of the SGTech (a technology trade association) & Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE, a government-supported entrepreneur trade association), and an engaging international speaker on innovation and start-up ecosystem building.
Alex obtained his Electrical & Computer Engineering degree at the University of Wisconsin (Madison) and Doctorate at Stanford University.
VENTURE PARTNER - VIETNAM
Based in Hanoi, Mr. Nguyen is a serial entrepreneur in leveraging startup technologies and innovations with incumbent industries. He is the co-founder of Mullwin & Partners, an enabling platform in corporate innovation. He is involved as a sponsor / advisor on sustainable real asset mega projects in energy, transport and urban infrastructure and developments in Vietnam.
VENTURE PARTNER - Hong Kong
Jeffrey is a Principal at Integrated Capital, a Hong Kong-based multi-strategy private investment firm. At Integrated Capital, Jeffrey leads all private equity investing and led its expansion into Southeast Asia and India. His portfolio investments include Meesho (India’s largest reseller platform), Rapido (India’s largest bike taxi company) and Chaayos (one of India’s largest chai café chains). Jeffrey is a board member of Forbes Media and leads its strategic investment initiative. Jeffrey is passionate about business, sports, religious studies and advising companies.
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