Team Members

 
 
Champ Suthipongchai General Partner As the first Thai venture firm founder in Silicon Valley and a Chief Strategy Officer of his family business – SHARP in Thailand – Champ is a visionary founder who is uniquely qualified to synergize U.S. startups with Southeast Asia corporates to create breakthrough outcomes.

Champ Suthipongchai

General Partner

As the first Thai venture firm founder in Silicon Valley and a Chief Strategy Officer of his family business – SHARP in Thailand – Champ is a visionary founder who is uniquely qualified to synergize U.S. startups with Southeast Asia corporates to create breakthrough outcomes.

Alastair Trueger General Partner A second generation venture capitalist from a family with over forty years of VC history, Alastair ran branding for a $20 billion tractor company in India and operations for a gold mine in Philippines. He brings a vast Silicon Valley deal flow and network to the table.

Alastair Trueger

General Partner

A second generation venture capitalist from a family with over forty years of VC history, Alastair ran branding for a $20 billion tractor company in India and operations for a gold mine in Philippines. He brings a vast Silicon Valley deal flow and network to the table.

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 General Partner With experience on both sides of the business desk as a seasoned C-Level executive in a publicly listed company as well as a serial startup founder and investor for the past twenty years, Ted is instrumental to the partnership between Southeast Asia corporates and Silicon Valley startups.

Ted

General Partner

With experience on both sides of the business desk as a seasoned C-Level executive in a publicly listed company as well as a serial startup founder and investor for the past twenty years, Ted is instrumental to the partnership between Southeast Asia corporates and Silicon Valley startups.

Miranda Investor Relations Miranda was previously a CEO of Prime Pacific, a subsidiary of the leading boutique financial institution, Prime Street Group. An ex-investment banker, Miranda specializes in offshore investments, business consulting, and market expansion. She was also previously a co-founder of a fintech startup focusing on algorithmic trading powered by artificial intelligence.

Miranda

Investor Relations

Miranda was previously a CEO of Prime Pacific, a subsidiary of the leading boutique financial institution, Prime Street Group. An ex-investment banker, Miranda specializes in offshore investments, business consulting, and market expansion. She was also previously a co-founder of a fintech startup focusing on algorithmic trading powered by artificial intelligence.

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

Alex

Principal

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

Mike Mayer Venture Advisor

Mike Mayer

Venture Advisor

 
 

 
 

Portfolio Advisors

In addition to taking advice from our founders, we also regularly turn to members of our community for help - and we're always adding more.

 
 
James Nielsen CEO SalesBootcamp Sales

James Nielsen

CEO SalesBootcamp
Sales

Joe Augenbraun CEO Stealth Robotics Startup Technical  

Joe Augenbraun

CEO Stealth Robotics Startup
Technical

 

Bob Cornman General Counsel Berkely International, Legal

Bob Cornman

General Counsel Berkely
International, Legal

 
Manuel Sescosse Head of BD, Miroculos Medtech

Manuel Sescosse

Head of BD, Miroculos
Medtech

Bashir ZiadyVP VP Engineering, Stealth Startup Hardware & Sensors

Bashir ZiadyVP

VP Engineering, Stealth Startup
Hardware & Sensors

Robert De Neve President & CEO, Britelab OEM in Residence

Robert De Neve

President & CEO, Britelab
OEM in Residence

 
Bill Pearce Head of Marketing, Haas School of Business Sales & Marketing

Bill Pearce

Head of Marketing, Haas School of Business
Sales & Marketing