Team 

 
 
  Champ Suthipongchai    General Partner      As the first Thai venture firm founder in Silicon Valley and the Chief Strategy Officer of his family business – SHARP in Thailand – Champ is uniquely qualified to bring together U.S. startups with forward thinking Asian corporates to create breakthrough outcomes.

Champ Suthipongchai

General Partner

As the first Thai venture firm founder in Silicon Valley and the Chief Strategy Officer of his family business – SHARP in Thailand – Champ is uniquely qualified to bring together U.S. startups with forward thinking Asian corporates to create breakthrough outcomes.

  James Wang    General Partner      James is co-founder of Lioness, currently serving as CTO and COO, and a part-time partner at Creative Ventures. Previously, he spearheaded the pilot launch announcement and branding for Google X's Makani project, led a team of analysts overseeing billions in client assets at Bridgewater Associates, and co-founded and managed a consulting group specializing in microfinance in the developing world.

James Wang

General Partner

James is co-founder of Lioness, currently serving as CTO and COO, and a part-time partner at Creative Ventures. Previously, he spearheaded the pilot launch announcement and branding for Google X's Makani project, led a team of analysts overseeing billions in client assets at Bridgewater Associates, and co-founded and managed a consulting group specializing in microfinance in the developing world.

  Ted Thirapatana    Partner      After working at a startup in the first dotcom boom, Ted became a C level executive at one of the fastest growing construction companies in Asia. An experienced investor and advisor, Ted is an expert on helping startups work with large conglomerates.

Ted Thirapatana

Partner

After working at a startup in the first dotcom boom, Ted became a C level executive at one of the fastest growing construction companies in Asia. An experienced investor and advisor, Ted is an expert on helping startups work with large conglomerates.

  Alex Luce    Principal   With a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, Alex brings a unique blend of technical & business acumen. Previously program manager at California Clean Energy Fund (CalCEF),  Alex focused on energy storage and manufacturing innovation. He also has experience at an early-stage investment firm, a solar hardware startup, and at multiple national laboratories in the US and abroad.

Alex Luce

Principal

With a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, Alex brings a unique blend of technical & business acumen. Previously program manager at California Clean Energy Fund (CalCEF),  Alex focused on energy storage and manufacturing innovation. He also has experience at an early-stage investment firm, a solar hardware startup, and at multiple national laboratories in the US and abroad.

 
 

Advisors

 
 
 
 MIKE MAYER   Advisor   Managing Director of Montreux Equity Partners, a US-based private equity fund with healthcare focus. Previously Partner at PricewaterhouseCooper and Berkeley International

MIKE MAYER

Advisor

Managing Director of Montreux Equity Partners, a US-based private equity fund with healthcare focus. Previously Partner at PricewaterhouseCooper and Berkeley International

  Bill Pearce    Advisor   30 years of experience as CMO of Taco Bell, Campbell’s Soup, and Del Monte. Currently Sales and Marketing Professor at UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business

Bill Pearce

Advisor

30 years of experience as CMO of Taco Bell, Campbell’s Soup, and Del Monte. Currently Sales and Marketing Professor at UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business