David has been involved with some of the most transformative companies to emerge from Silicon Valley and Asia. David advised his family office and invested on its behalf with a focus on media technologies. Their previous investments includes Buslogic (became Mylex), Crossroads Systems, Alvesta, Ledel Semiconductors (acquired by Siliconix) and UT Starcom. David has worked as an Analyst at Morgan Stanley, Vice President in Credit Suisse and Director at Guosen Securities in Hong Kong covering the Greater China region.
David is a board member across 13 companies including Lalamove, Qupital and Grana. He is also the director and school board member of Kiangsu-Chekiang College and member of Shanghai Youth Federation, a federative body of Chinese youth organizations led by the Communist Party of China.
He graduated from the University Of California, San Diego with double bachelor degrees.
Joe co-founded MindWorks in 2013 and has played a pivotal role in shaping Asia’s entrepreneurial ecosystem by investing in the most prominent startups in the region including Lalamove, KKday, and Qupital among many others.
Joe started his career as an analyst covering the technology sector at Central Asset Investments, a multi-strategy hedge fund. During his time there, he built a deep network with executives across rising tech companies such as Tencent and Alibaba.
Joe graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a double major in Electrical Engineering and Management Science.
Before joining MindWorks, Wayne worked as an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong and prior to that as an Director for Nomura investment bank, BNP Paribas and CLSA Asia Pacific. Wayne has over 12 years in public equities markets, specializing in institutional trading, sales, marketing and ECM distribution.
Wayne graduated from a Masters degree majoring in Finance from the University of New South Wales in Australia. Wayne is a member of MENSA International. He is passionate about automation, data analytics, automobiles and snowboarding.
Prior to joining MindWorks, Huan was the Chief Dealer of Bank of China (HK) Limited, overseeing the bank’s FX and Interest rate trading business. As the head of trading for the largest offshore RMB clearing bank, Huan worked closely with Chinese financial regulators and institutions in managing the FX flows in and out of China and developed extensive network in both Chinese and Hong Kong financial market. Prior to Bank of China, Huan had extensive experience in Asian emerging market trading for major investment banks including Morgan Stanley and Barclays.
Born and raised in Beijing, Huan holds a Bcomm degree from the University of Toronto and EMBA from Kellogg-HKUST.
Margaret received her Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Monash University.
She is responsible for sourcing startups in the APAC area and post-investment monitoring of portfolio companies. Prior to joining MindWorks, she worked in Northern Light Venture Capital as a Fund Analyst, responsible for monitoring the performance of funds and analyzing startups from various industries. Before working in venture capital, she worked at Hang Seng Bank.
She is passionate about discovering innovative startups that could change the world.
Stefanie is responsible for sourcing and screening startups in mainland China. Before joining MindWorks, Stefanie was a Business Development Manager at GuavaPass China, and has had extensive experience working with other startups in the technology industry. Although raised in Beijing, Stefanie studied at the University of Southern California. Living in a state of constant change has made her crave continuous innovation.
Cassidy holds an MA Economics degree from the University of Edinburgh. She is responsible for sourcing startups and keeps tracks of the portfolio companies. Before joining MindWorks, Cassidy founded a retail technology startup and worked at GF Securities and Lanvin. She is passionate about entrepreneurship and searching for the next world changing company.
Jeffrey joined MindWorks as an Associate in 2017 and is involved in all aspects of investment and operations, including deal sourcing, screening, and fundraising. Prior to joining MindWorks, Jeffrey worked at HSBC, EY, and Mercedes-Benz Financial Services. Jeffrey graduated from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with a B.B.A. in Information Systems and a minor in Entrepreneurship. Jeffrey also has startup experience in which he co-founded a biotech company during his time in university.
Crystal joined the MindWorks team in 2016 and is primarily responsible for investor relationship management. Prior to joining Mindworks Ventures, Crystal worked as an Investor Relations Manager at econtext Asia Limited, a Japanese online payment services and e-commerce solutions company, following its IPO in Hong Kong. She was responsible for the Group’s investor relations and corporate communications functions and initiatives. Crystal started her career in Investor Relations and Marketing at ADM Capital, a Hong Kong-based alternative investment manager. She has over six years of experience in Investor Relations. Crystal has a Bachelor of Science degree from University of California, San Diego in Management Science.
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Rafal is venture partner of MindWorks. Rafal is a seasoned Technologist, Executive and Leader who breathes and eats software. Rafal was previously CTO and Head of Electronic Trading of CLSA with over 20 years of experience. He is currently the co-founder & CEO of ICStudio, a startup incubation studio based in Hong Kong. Rafal also worked for Deutche Bank and Banker Trust as a Database Scientist and Head of Research Technology. Rafal has passion for application of technology to change the world, driven by a constant hunger for execution and new ideas.
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