I’m a Founding Partner at Golden Gate Ventures, an early-stage Venture Capital fund focused on the growing consumer internet and mobile trends in Southeast Asia. Since 2011, the firm has invested in over 30 companies across more than 7 countries in Asia, and over US$100M AUM.
Prior to setting up Golden Gate Ventures, I built two startups in Silicon Valley: Meetro, a location-based chat service which was dissolved with many lessons learned in 2007; and Lefora, a forum hosting platform which grew to over 100,000 communities and was acquired by CrowdGather in 2010. I also founded the Silicon Valley NewTech meetup, featuring hundreds of startups to a monthly audience w/ more than 10,000 members.
Earlier in my career, I spent four years within IBM, helping to shape how they were approaching social software for the enterprise.