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AboutAmasia

Amasia is a venture capital firm that specializes in helping technology companies get global.

Our cross border investment and operating experience, and our access to leaders in business and government, help our portfolio companies in achieving international scale.

OurTeam

Ramanan Raghavendran

Ramanan RaghavendranInvestment TeamChairman

Ramanan Raghavendran is in his 23nd year in venture capital and growth equity, and has led investments in the United States, Canada, Western Europe, India, Singapore and the Philippines. He serves or has served on the boards of public companies listed on the U.S., U.K., Swedish, and Indian stock exchanges. Ramanan also serves as managing partner of Kubera Partners., which focused on making cross-border growth equity investments. He formerly led the technology services investing effort at TH Lee Putnam Ventures, was a Senior Partner at Insight Venture Partners where he invested in enterprise software and services companies. Prior to joining Insight, he was a senior member of the investment team at General Atlantic where he initiated the Internet-related investment effort and also led sector efforts in software and technology services. Ramanan began his career at McKinsey & Company.

Ramanan is a Trustee of the University of Pennsylvania; is an Overseer of the School of Arts and Sciences at Penn; serves on the boards of Penn’s two India centers; and chairs alumni interview committees for Penn Admissions. Ramanan is the chairman of the advisory board of Magic Bus, an NGO that assists at-risk children across India; it was incubated in his Mumbai office. He has served on several non-profit boards in India and the U.S. over the last 20 years.

John Kim

John KimInvestment TeamManaging Partner

John’s career has taken him across a diverse range of operating and investing environments from early stage startups to fortune 500 companies. For the last decade before founding Amasia, John focused in finance, serving as Executive Director at Goldman Sachs, Senior Vice President at Mercuria Energy Group and Portfolio Manager at Korean National Investments. While in these roles he managed trading and investment strategies across a diverse set of asset classes including commodities, public and private equity, fixed income and derivatives.

John started his career as an entrepreneur, founding music internet and e-consulting businesses before joining Merck & Co as a System Specialist. He left Merck to start his third company, a Delaware incorporated rock band called The Ally. John toured across America and recorded with top artists most notably receiving a platinum record for his album contribution with Grammy award winner Brandy. He is a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations and sits on the board of the Choson Exchange, a non-profit focused on teaching female entrepreneurs in North Korea. John attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School and a Bachelor of Applied Science from the School of Engineering.

Salil Pitroda

Salil PitrodaInvestment TeamVenture Partner

Salil is a technology entrepreneur, investor, and advisor. He is passionate about working with talented teams to build and grow companies. His fifteen years of experience include five years, since 2009, of active involvement with C-SAM, a mobile transaction company, as a founding investor, board member, and lead shareholder. In 2014, C-Sam was acquired by MasterCard with returns of over 100x to investors.

From 2013 to 2014, Salil was a leader on the corporate development team at Facebook, where he worked with the management team on product related strategy, acquisitions, and partnerships. Previously Salil was a principal at both Symphony Technology Group (STG), an entrepreneurial private equity firm in Palo Alto focused on growing software, Internet and business companies through innovation, and Old Lane, a start-up financial services company in New York that was later sold to Citigroup for $800m.

Earlier in his career, Salil learned about technology investing and company building at TH Lee Putnam and General Atlantic. He begun his business career at The Boston Consulting Group. Successful companes with which Salil has been fortunate enough to have been involved include Pryte, Onavo, MSC Software, Shopzilla, Poplicus, Ceridian, Beecher-Carlson, Aspen Marketing Services, SPI Technologies, Symphony Services, Click Tactics, Zagat Survey, and Probusiness. Salil graduated with an MBA from Harvard Business School in 2004 and has undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Economics from MIT. He also services on the Board of Directors of The Center For Effective Global Action as UC Berkeley and Trinity Lane Management.

Danielle Garcia

Danielle GarciaInvestment TeamExecutive-in-Residence

Danielle has had extensive operating experience with leading technology companies, most recently serving as a Product Manager leading the mobile payments initiative at Intuit Financial Services. She began her technology career with eBay Inc, where as Senior Corporate Strategy Analyst she worked on strategic planning for eBay, PayPal, and Skype. Danielle’s experience also includes time at Apple and Zong, a financial technology business that was later acquired by PayPal. Danielle started her career at Bain and Company, where she provided consulting services to multi-billion dollar clients in the information technology, retail, and private equity industries.

Danielle has supported several nonprofits engaged in promoting youth education throughout her career. She facilitated product design for an affordable water filter to be used in rural schools with the Cambodian social enterprise Hydrologic, and did consulting work for Room to Read, the leading NGO for education in developing countries. Danielle received a Master of Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard College with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Literature. She has lived in the Philippines, Canada and the United States.

Eric Feng

Eric FengInvestment TeamVenture Partner

Eric Feng is currently the Chief Technology Officer at Flipboard, a personal magazine service for mobile devices with more than 100MM users worldwide. Previously Eric was the founder and CEO of Erly, a social platform for organizing and sharing personal content funded by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) and acquired in 2012. Prior to starting Erly, Eric was also a partner at KPCB focusing on greentech and digital media investments.

Before joining KPCB, Eric was the founding CTO at Hulu, a joint venture of NBC Universal, News Corp. and The Walt Disney Company. Under Eric’s leadership,Hulu.com was recognized as the Associated Press Website of the Year (2008), the PC World Best Product (2008), and the TIME magazine Best Invention (ranked No. 4 in 2008) among other honors. Earlier in his career, Eric’s experiences include leadership roles at Microsoft Research and founding two startups which were both acquired. Eric earned his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and received the IEC Everitt Award as the top graduating engineering student.

Ernest Cu

Ernest CuInvestment TeamVenture Partner

Ernest currently serves as President and CEO of Globe Telecom. In 2013, Ernest was the highest ranked Filipino in the Power 100 of London-based Global Telecoms Business Magazine that recognizes the 100 most influential telecom leaders worldwide. He also earned international accolade in 2012 as CEO of the Year by Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific. In 2010, he was adjudged Best CEO by Finance Asia.

Prior to Globe, Ernest was President and CEO of SPi Technologies from 1997 to 2008. At the cusp of the new millennium, Ernest spurred the beginning of the BPO business model for the Philippines, to be widely regarded as one of the founding fathers of BPO in the Philippines. Lauding his pioneering spirit, and drawing great highlight to his career then was recognition from Ernst & Young in 2003 as the ICT Entrepreneur of the Year.

Ernest has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Management Engineering from De La Salle University in Manila, and an M.B.A. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University.

Shripriya Mahesh

Shripriya MaheshInvestment TeamVenture Partner

Shripriya Mahesh brings over fifteen years of experience in technology across operational, advisory and board roles. She led Product Marketing, Product Strategy and Product Management at Ebay Inc. She is also currently the Head of Product and founding team member at First Look Media, a journalism startup founded by Ebay Chairman Pierre Omidyar and Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald. Shripriya has served across a number of board and advisory for various startups including Kiva, PhotoShelter, Kaboodle and Parakweet. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a Bachelor in Economics from Stella Maris College.

PortfolioCompanies

  • Logo for BitPagos
    • Company : BitPagos
    • Founder(s) : Sebastian Serrano
    • Headquarters : Palo Alto
    • Tagline : BitPagos is a payment gateway that supports multiple currency bitcoin and credit card payments in Latin America.
  • Logo for Front Row
    • Company : Front Row
    • Founder(s) : Sidharth Kakkar, Alex Kurulin
    • Headquarters : San Francisco
    • Tagline : Front Row is math practice for 21st century classrooms: adaptive, gamified, and data-driven.
  • Logo for Lob
    • Company : Lob
    • Founder(s) : Ben Leore Avidar, Harry Zhang
    • Headquarters : San Francisco
    • Tagline : Lob offers a cloud-printing API that enables its users to automate the printing and mailing of documents, pictures, and more
  • Logo for Zealot Networks
    • Company : Zealot Networks
    • Founder(s) : Danny Zappin
    • Headquarters : Los Angeles
    • Tagline : Zealot is a multi-platform network that connects influencers, brands, and content platforms.
  • Logo for Referralcandy
    • Company : Referralcandy
    • Founder(s) : Dinesh Raju, Zaizhi Cheng
    • Headquarters : Singapore
    • Tagline : ReferralCandy provides referral marketing solutions to online merchants.
  • Logo for RedMart
    • Company : RedMart
    • Founder(s) : Roger Egan, Vikram Rupani
    • Headquarters : Singapore
    • Tagline : RedMart is Singapore’s premier online supermarket.
  • Logo for Boostable
    • Company : Boostable
    • Founder(s) : Alexander Chang
    • Headquarters : San Francisco
    • Tagline : Boostable provides empowers ecommerce marketplaces to offer digital advertising as a service.
  • Logo for Coins.ph
    • Company : Coins.ph
    • Founder(s) : Ron Hose, Runar Petursson
    • Headquarters : Manila
    • Tagline : Coins.ph drives cryptocurrency adoption in emerging markets. The company runs the most liquid bitcoin exchange in the Philippines and offers convenient remittance services for overseas workers.
  • Logo for Iodine
    • Company : Iodine
    • Founder(s) : Thomas Goetz, Matt Mohebbi
    • Headquarters : San Francisco
    • Tagline : Iodine enables consumers to make better decisions about medications.
  • Logo for Maicoin
    • Company : Maicoin
    • Founder(s) : Alex Liu, Danny Yang
    • Headquarters : San Francisco / Taiwan
    • Tagline : Maicoin addresses untapped markets in Asia for digital currency services.
  • Logo for Percolata
    • Company : Percolata
    • Founder(s) : Greg Tanaka
    • Headquarters : Palo Alto
    • Tagline : Percolata helps retailers better manage their employee workforce in a way that meets actual customer demand.
  • Logo for Swipe
    • Company : Swipe
    • Founder(s) : Marwan Roushdy, Addison Hardy
    • Headquarters : San Francisco
    • Tagline : Swipe is a consumer mobile application that allows users to view and share content that would not normally appear on social networks.
  • Logo for Traction
    • Company : Traction
    • Founder(s) : Ken Zi Wang, Alex Gold
    • Headquarters : San Francisco
    • Tagline : Traction provides a marketplace for digital advertising campaigns.

ContactUs

  • +1 415 723 5331
  • 301 California Drive, Suite 2 Burlingame, CA 94010
  • info@amasia.vc
  • +65 6887 5790
  • 8 Shenton Way #25-02 AXA Tower Singapore 068811
  • info@amasia.vc