E008: Carmen Chan: Click Ventures
Featured Guest Bio:
Carman Chan is in the cover story of Nikkei Asia Review as Top 5 Women-to-Watch in Asian Tech. Carman has 17 years of experience as a Serial Entrepreneur, Tech Columnist, 5 years as Venture Investor, and 3 years as International Speaker across ten countries. Carman is also the author of best-selling accelerated learning books. Her first startup, EnglishStreet (ES) became a business case at the Harvard’s Business Review Database. ES was acquired by the Hong Kong Economic Times (0423.HK). Her second startup, Click Limited, has the first CFO of Tencent, Patrick Tsang and the founder of Cherubic Ventures, Matt Cheng, as investors. Click Limited merged with Hiiir Inc. and was acquired by FastEastone (4904.TW).
Carman founded Click Ventures in 2015 and its first fund became the only seed fund from Asia to make the Top 5 Seed fund (Vintage 2013-2015) by performance, while its second fund became the Top 1 in the Fund to Watch category by performance in Preqin’s Top Performing Ventures Capital Funds Report in March 2018. In 2019, Click Ventures has been named Consistent Top Performing Fund Manager by Preqin!
Founded by serial entrepreneur and tech columnist turned VC, Carman Chan (Women to Watch in Asian Tech by Nikkei Asian Review). Click Ventures is a seed to series A Venture Capital fund based in Hong Kong, US and Singapore, investing in technology startups in Asia and north America. We have invested in 50+ companies. We focus on mobile, internet companies that can acquire scalable assets and create network effect. Furthermore, we act as a strategic investor, supporting our portfolio companies through our global network and Growth Lab.
Click Ventures is named one of the most Consistent Top Performing VC globally by Preqin with all three funds in Top quartile in 2019! Previously, Click Ventures's two seed funds have been named top performing funds (Vintage 2003-2015 Funds) and Fund to Watch by Preqin in 2018. In 2019, Click Ventures has been named Consistent Top Performing Fund Manager by Preqin!
Click Ventures’ Founder and Managing Partner Carman Chan actively supports international tech events to continuously tap into global talent networks. She is also a serial entrepreneur, tech columnist and international speaker. She has built up a versatile global entrepreneurial and investor network. She started Angel investments from 2013 and then founded Click Ventures in 2015 as her vehicle to support the global entrepreneurial talents with not only capital but also a global strategic knowledge and network including investors, resources from government and private sectors, clients, talents, potential acquirers and global connections.
Click Ventures’ Chief Technology Partner Leo served as CTO / founding engineer for 4 big data/AI startups in Silicon Valley. Each company achieved successful exits via IPO or acquisition for a combined market valuation of over US$1B. Before joining Click, he served as a Venture Partner at Spike Ventures (a VC fund for Stanford University Alumni) where he focused on blockchain, AI and big data related ventures. Leo attended university in the US under a full scholarship and obtained a M.S. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.
Fund Site: www.clickventures.vc
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