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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 RaghavendranChairman

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 serves as managing partner of Kubera Partners, which manages a cross-border investment portfolio. He formerly led the technology services investing effort at TH Lee Putnam Ventures; was a partner at Insight Venture Partners where he invested in enterprise software and services companies; and before that worked at General Atlantic where he initiated the Internet-related investment effort and also led sector efforts in software and technology services. He began his career at McKinsey & Company.

He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, a Bachelor of Science and Engineering degree in Computer Science and Engineering, and a Master of Liberal Arts degree, all from the University of Pennsylvania.

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 KimManaging Partner (Fund Advisor @ Swiss Asia)

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.

Danielle Garcia

Danielle GarciaExecutive-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.

Ernest Cu

Ernest CuVenture 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.

Eric Feng

Eric FengVenture 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.

Shripriya Mahesh

Shripriya MaheshVenture Partner

Shripriya is an experienced product, strategy and operational executive. She has been a board member and advisor to several technology companies, and is an angel investor. She loves tackling complex challenges, coming up with elegant product solutions and leading effective, productive teams.

Shripriya has spent over fifteen years in technology after obtaining her MBA from Harvard Business School. Most recently, she led the product and design role at First Look Media, a new media organization set up by eBay Founder, Pierre Omidyar. Prior to that, Shripriya held several leadership roles at eBay. She was Vice President of Product Marketing at eBay, Inc., where she was responsible for business and marketing leadership of all aspects of Buyer and Seller products, the eBay Developer’s Program and Private Marketplaces. She oversaw the $400 million revenue business and 65-person team that determined pricing strategies for the North American business and increased the feature fee business to exceed the $100 million per quarter. Shripriya also led eBay’s 70-person Product Management team that was responsible for product design and management for all eBay’s products on a global level; the Product Strategy team responsible for defining eBay’s long-term product strategy; and a team within Corporate Strategy that was responsible for identifying acquisition opportunities for eBay.

Prior to eBay, Shripriya was the VP of eCommerce at NextCard, the then premier online credit card company backed by Kleiner, Sequoia and Trinity. Before that she was an Associate Consultant at Mitchell Madison Group She began her career at the TVS Group, India’s largest auto component group, focusing on new product development and introduction.

While staying actively involved in technology through board and advisory roles, Shripriya completed the highly selective and rigorous MFA in Film at NYU’s Tisch School. She directed OscarTM nominees James Franco and Jessica Chastain as part of a collaborative feature that premiered at the Rome Film Festival and opened theatrically. Her feature script was selected for Film Independent’s Screenwriting Lab and IFP’s prestigious Emerging Storytellers and was part of Independent Film Week.

Shripriya served on the board of Photoshelter and the advisory board of Kiva and Kabooble (acquired by Hearst). She currently serves as an advisor to Indiegogo, Photoshelter and Parakweet.

Shripriya has an MBA from the Harvard Business School; a BA in Economics from Stella Maris College; and an MFA in Filmmaking from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.

Salil Pitroda

Salil PitrodaVenture 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.

PortfolioCompanies

  • Logo for Iodine
    • Company : Iodine
    • Founder(s) :
      Thomas Goetz, Matt Mohebbi
    • Headquarters :
      San Francisco
    • Description :
      Iodine enables consumers to make better decisions about medications. Read More
  • Logo for Notable Labs
    • Company : Notable Labs
    • Founder(s) :
      Pete Quinzio, Matt De Silva
    • Headquarters :
      San Francisco
    • Description :
      Notable Labs is a personalized testing service for cancer patients that prioritizes combinations of FDA-approved treatments that can be immediately prescribed by a doctor without a clinical trial. Read More
  • Logo for Memebox
    • Company : Memebox
    • Founder(s) :
      Dino Ha, Doin Kim
    • Headquarters :
      San Francisco
    • Description :
      Memebox Corporation offers Korean beauty products to the world in collaboration with digital beauty stars. Read More
  • Logo for RedMart
    • Company : RedMart
    • Founder(s) :
      Roger Egan, Vikram Rupani
    • Headquarters :
      Singapore
    • Description :
      RedMart is Singapore’s premier online supermarket. Read More
  • Logo for Swipe
    • Company : Swipe
    • Founder(s) :
      Marwan Roushdy, Addison Hardy
    • Headquarters :
      San Francisco
    • Description :
      Swipe is a consumer mobile application that allows users to view and share content that would not normally appear on social networks. Read More
  • Logo for Zealot Networks
    • Company : Zealot Networks
    • Founder(s) :
      Danny Zappin
    • Headquarters :
      Los Angeles
    • Description :
      Zealot is a multi-platform network that connects influencers, brands, and content platforms. Read More
  • Logo for Educents
    • Company : Educents
    • Founder(s) :
      Kate Whiting, Ron Peled, Kaitlyn Trabucco
    • Headquarters :
      Oakland
    • Description :
      Educents is a trusted marketplace for educational products and resources. Read More
  • Logo for Front Row
    • Company : Front Row
    • Founder(s) :
      Sidharth Kakkar, Alex Kurulin
    • Headquarters :
      San Francisco
    • Description :
      Front Row is math practice for 21st century classrooms: adaptive, gamified, and data-driven. Read More
  • Logo for Platzi
    • Company : Platzi
    • Founder(s) :
      Christian Van Der Henst, Freddy Vega
    • Headquarters :
      Mountain View
    • Description :
      Platzi livestreams courses on design, marketing and programming with a 70% completion rate, to over 80,000 students worldwide. Read More
  • Logo for BitPagos
    • Company : BitPagos
    • Founder(s) :
      Sebastian Serrano
    • Headquarters :
      Palo Alto
    • Description :
      BitPagos is a payment gateway that supports multiple currency bitcoin and credit card payments in Latin America. Read More
  • Logo for Coins.ph
    • Company : Coins.ph
    • Founder(s) :
      Ron Hose, Runar Petursson
    • Headquarters :
      Manila
    • Description :
      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. Read More
  • Logo for Maicoin
    • Company : Maicoin
    • Founder(s) :
      Alex Liu, Danny Yang
    • Headquarters :
      San Francisco / Taiwan
    • Description :
      Maicoin addresses untapped markets in Asia for digital currency services. Read More
  • Logo for Boostable
    • Company : Boostable
    • Founder(s) :
      Alexander Chang
    • Headquarters :
      San Francisco
    • Description :
      Boostable provides empowers ecommerce marketplaces to offer digital advertising as a service. Read More
  • Logo for Lob
    • Company : Lob
    • Founder(s) :
      Ben Leore Avidar, Harry Zhang
    • Headquarters :
      San Francisco
    • Description :
      Lob offers a cloud-printing API that enables its users to automate the printing and mailing of documents, pictures, and more Read More
  • Logo for Percolata
    • Company : Percolata
    • Founder(s) :
      Greg Tanaka
    • Headquarters :
      Palo Alto
    • Description :
      Percolata helps retailers better manage their employee workforce in a way that meets actual customer demand. Read More
  • Logo for Referralcandy
    • Company : Referralcandy
    • Founder(s) :
      Dinesh Raju, Zaizhi Cheng
    • Headquarters :
      Singapore
    • Description :
      ReferralCandy provides referral marketing solutions to online merchants. Read More
  • Logo for Switch.co
    • Company : Switch.co
    • Founder(s) :
      Craig Walker, Brian Peterson, John Rector
    • Headquarters :
      San Francisco
    • Description :
      "Switch provides conference calling and enterprise phone systems to help companies streamline and unify communications in the cloud." Read More
  • Logo for Traction
    • Company : Traction
    • Founder(s) :
      Ken Zi Wang, Alex Gold
    • Headquarters :
      San Francisco
    • Description :
      Traction provides a marketplace for digital advertising campaigns. Read More

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