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.

Alex Luce, PhD     General Partner     Alex brings a blend of technical & business acumen to the firm, leveraging his background as a scientist, engineer, and operator. Prior roles included work at the California Clean Energy Fund (CalCEF), the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (ARPA-E), and Prelude Ventures.

Alex Luce, PhD

General Partner

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

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.

Daniel Lin    Partner     Daniel is the founder of a tech-landing pad in Asia, FutureWard. With his experience as an international business development executive, Dan has been helping startups and tech companies expanded their business in Asia.

Daniel Lin

Partner

Daniel is the founder of a tech-landing pad in Asia, FutureWard. With his experience as an international business development executive, Dan has been helping startups and tech companies expanded their business in Asia.

 
 
 

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

 
 
Linda Pouliot    Advisor

Linda Pouliot

Advisor

Christian Cadeo    Advisor

Christian Cadeo

Advisor

Kulika Chomvong    Advisor

Kulika Chomvong

Advisor

Brian Frank    Advisor

Brian Frank

Advisor