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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.

OurPartners

Ramanan Raghavendran

Ramanan RaghavendranChairman

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

John KimManaging 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.

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 Flirtey
    • Company : Flirtey
    • Founder(s) :
      Matt Sweeny, Tom Bass
    • Headquarters :
      Sydney
    • Description :
      Flirtey has developed a technology platform to use unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) for the delivery of physical goods. 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 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 Skillshare
    • Company : Skillshare
    • Founder(s) :
      Michael Karnjanaprakorn
    • Headquarters :
      New York
    • Description :
      Skillshare is a global learning community for creators. Anyone can take thousands of online classes or even teach a class themselves. Read More
  • Logo for GO1
    • Company : GO1
    • Founder(s) :
      Andrew Barnes, Chris Eigeland, Chris Hood, Vu Tran
    • Headquarters :
      Brisbane, San Francisco
    • Description :
      GO1 is an enterprise SaaS solution for training and professional development. Read More
  • Logo for Branch8
    • Company : Branch8
    • Founder(s) :
      Elton Chan, Matt Li, Tim Mak, Jackie Kong
    • Headquarters :
      Hong Kong
    • Description :
      Branch8 is a meta marketplace for merchants in the $500 billion Asian e-commerce market. 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 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 Dialpad
    • Company : Dialpad
    • Founder(s) :
      Craig Walker, Brian Peterson, John Rector
    • Headquarters :
      San Francisco
    • Description :
      Dialpad provides conference calling and enterprise phone systems to help companies streamline and unify communications in the cloud. Read More
  • Logo for Inbenta
    • Company : Inbenta
    • Founder(s) :
      Jordi Torras
    • Headquarters :
      San Mateo
    • Description :
      Inbenta improves support staff efficiency and customer satisfaction with an AI-powered self-service solution Read More

ContactUs

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  • 301 California Drive, Suite 1 Burlingame, CA 94010
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  • +65 6816 2778
  • 442 Orchard Road, #03-01 Singapore 238879
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