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, PhD     Principal     Alex brings a blend of technical & business acumen to the firm, leveraging his background as a scientist, engineer, and operator. Previously, Alex was a Program Manager at the California Clean Energy Fund (CalCEF). Prior roles included time at the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (ARPA-E), and venture capital firm Prelude Ventures.

Alex Luce, PhD

Principal

Alex brings a blend of technical & business acumen to the firm, leveraging his background as a scientist, engineer, and operator. Previously, Alex was a Program Manager at the California Clean Energy Fund (CalCEF). Prior roles included time at the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (ARPA-E), and venture capital firm Prelude Ventures.

 
 

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