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.

Alastair Trueger General Partner Entrenched in Silicon Valley & cofounder of two e-commerce businesses, Alastair has been working with startups since he was ten.  Previously, he ran digital branding for a $20 billion dollar tractor company in India, and operations for a gold mine in the Philippines.

Alastair Trueger

General Partner

Entrenched in Silicon Valley & cofounder of two e-commerce businesses, Alastair has been working with startups since he was ten.  Previously, he ran digital branding for a $20 billion dollar tractor company in India, and operations for a gold mine in the Philippines.

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.

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

Miranda Song

Rainmaker

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

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.

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 Ziady VP Engineering, Stealth Startup Hardware & Sensors

Bashir Ziady

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