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 started his career as a tech analyst in a multi-strategy hedge fund, Central Asset Investments, in 2005. His team has won multiple awards including the prestigious Asian Investors' Performance Award.
Joe co-founded MindWorks and has played a pivotal role in the Asia startup ecosystem by investing in the most prominent startups in the region such as Lalamove, KKday etc.
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.
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 received his bachelor’s degree in Business with a Major in Information Systems and Minor in Entrepreneurship from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Prior to joining MindWorks, he worked at HSBC, EY, and Mercedes Benz Financial Services. Jeffrey also has previous startup experience in which he cofounded 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.
VENTURE PARTNER - HONG KONG
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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