SUMMARY

WHAT WE DO

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.

STRATEGY

HOW WE ADD VALUE

We serve as trusted advisors to our founders and strive to help them in every aspect of their business.

Beyond strategic assistance, executive recruiting and other standard venture capital value addition, our core differentiation is a global mindset and access to an international network of

Enterprise

Owners and senior executives of large corporations can serve as customers or partners to support global growth.

Government

Former Cabinet Ministers and senior policy makers who can help navigate regulatory environments.

Influencers

Celebrities and distribution partners can access aspirational users to help consumer companies in scaling

Enterprise

Owners and senior executives of large corporations can serve as customers or partners to support global growth.

Government

Former Cabinet Ministers and senior policy makers who can help navigate regulatory environments.

Influencers

Celebrities and distribution partners can access aspirational users to help consumer companies in scaling

PARTNERS

Ramanan Raghavendran

MANAGING PARTNER

Ramanan Raghavendran has led venture capital and growth equity investments in the United States, Asia, Western Europe and Latin America. His investment interests are concentrated in technology-enabled companies, business services, and the consumer Internet. Most of his investments over the last decade have had a significant international or cross-border component.

 

Ramanan is the chairman of Amasia, a venture capital firm that invests in cross-border technology companies. He also serves as managing partner of Kubera Partners. He was formerly a managing director at TH Lee Putnam Ventures, a partner at Insight Venture Partners, and a senior associate at General Atlantic. He began his career at McKinsey & Company.

 

Illustrative prior investments where he served on the board include Apar Infotech (acquired), Conexant (acquired), Edelweiss (acquired), Exchange Applications (IPO), Integreon (acquired), NEW (acquired), Proxicom (IPO), SPi Technologies (acquired), Symphony Teleca (acquired) and Venture Infotek (acquired).

 

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 is the Global Coordinator of the Penn Alumni Interview Program. He is a trustee of Magic Bus Global, a non-profit that works with 400,000 at-risk children; it was incubated by Impact Partners, which he co-founded as the first venture philanthropy fund focused on India. He is a member of the Housing and Community Development Committee of San Mateo County.

John Kim

MANAGING 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 cross border venture capital firm Amasia, John focused in finance, serving as Senior Vice President at Mercuria Energy Group, Executive Director at Goldman Sachs and Portfolio Manager at Korean National Investments. While in these roles he managed trading and investment strategies across a diverse set of asset classes and 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, a Kauffman Fellow and a Member of the Young Leaders Circle at the Milken Insitute. John serves on various corporate and non profit boards including those of Dialpad Communications, Kairos Society Asean and 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.

PORTFOLIO

FEATURED

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA

San Mateo, CA

New York, NY

San Francisco, CA

CONTACT US

OUR OFFICES

SINGAPORE

+65 6816 2778

442 Orchard Road
#03-01
Singapore 238879

info@amasia.vc

CALIFORNIA

+1 415 723 5331

301 California Drive
Suite 1
Burlingame, CA 94010

info@amasia.vc

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