ABOUT

Our Mission

We are an innovation-driven,
added value investment partner

The Trans-Pacific Technology Fund (TPTF) is a technology-driven venture capital fund, investing in innovative companies shaping the future of global business. We work actively with the leadership of our portfolio companies from different regions of the world, supporting their growth.

Our Approach

Our First Priority = People

At TPTF, we believe the cornerstone of every great company is great people. Before a fascinating innovation can become a game-changing company on a global scale, we believe there needs to be daring entrepreneurs to convert the concept into reality.

In addition to providing capital, we consider ourselves a committed partner, supporting our entrepreneurs via our extensive international resources, deep domain expertise and, most importantly, our passion to work together to build great companies.

Our Focus Area

Innovations that change the world

We invest in disruptive, platform technologies focusing on the sectors where we have leading domain expertise, including but not limited to: advanced materials, health/life sciences, ICT, IOT and robotics/automation. We have a multi-stage investment strategy to work with companies ranging from early to expansion/late stage. Through our extensive network of collaborative partners around the world, we have a global investment scope, seeking to invest in companies across Asia, North America and Europe.

OUR PARTNERS

We Are Partnering with the Most
Reputable Research Powerhouses Worldwide,
and Other Honored but Private Investors

PORTFOLIO

TEAM MEMBERS

GLENN KLINE

Glenn is a Managing Partner of TPTF and also serves as the President & CEO of 360ip. He has over 30 years of experience investing in high technology companies, fund management, technology/IP commercialization and working with high technology growth companies. Prior to co-founding 360ip, Glenn was a General Partner at Battelle Ventures/Innovation Valley Partners. He also served as managing partner at Academy Funds (“Academy”), an early-stage venture-capital firm that he co-founded to focus on commercializing and monetizing technologies from major U.S. research institutions. During his tenure with Battelle Ventures/Innovation Valley Partners and Academy, Glenn led investments in high technology growth companies in a variety of sectors, including advanced materials, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, cleantech, ICT and medical/health. Glenn holds an MBA in finance from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA in Los Angeles, CA, and a BA in international relations from Pomona College in Claremont, CA. Glenn also completed coursework at Sophia University, while living in Tokyo, Japan.

HERB LIN

Herb Lin is a Managing Partner of TPTF and also serves as the President of ITIC, having extensive experience in venture capital and in high-tech industry. He worked for Intel for over 12 years in the U.S., Taipei and China with responsibilities in design and application engineering, processor design, manufacturing, and later heading the product and technical marketing team for the Asia-Pacific region, where he defined regional marketing strategies, identified partners for technology transfer and analyzed market and product trends. He subsequently joined Intel’s strategic investment arm, Intel Capital, in China, where he defined investment strategies in China and Taiwan, identified companies having synergies with Intel as investment targets, developed deal structures, negotiated investment agreements, worked with portfolio companies at the board level and managed equity dispositions. After Intel, Herb moved to a US-based venture capital and private equity fund, Crimson Capital Holdings, as Senior Vice President, heading the Taipei team responsible for the fund’s Asian portfolio. He later became the Senior Vice President at a U.S./Taiwan joint venture investment firm, TCW Asiavest Partners, and a leading Taiwan-based VC firm, WK Technology. Herb graduated from National Taiwan University in Bio-industrial Mechatronic Engineering, received his MS in Electrical Engineering at the University of Missouri and was a PhD candidate in Electrical Engineering in Santa Clara University. 

Sarah serves as Finance Director. Prior to joining TPTF, Sarah served as Finance Controller for several large, multinational organizations, including Optoma Corporation and Dentsu, Young & Rubicam, Inc. She began her career as an accounting professional by working at two of the Big Four accounting firms in Taiwan as a registered CPA serving international clients, such as Intel, Oracle, Omron and WPP PLC. Sarah then served as a Project Manager at the Taiwan Futures Exchange (TAIFEX). To promote TAIFEX products, Sarah planned and conducted serval international events and investment conferences and developed programs to help promote the registration of TAIFEX products internationally. Sarah graduated with a degree in Accounting from the National Chung-Hsin University and received her MBA in both Corporate Finance and Derivatives at Loyola University in Chicago.

David has approximately 20 years of experience in fund management and venture capital investing in Asia, with a focus on Greater China. He has completed 30+ cross border transactions encompassing venture capital and private equity investment, merger and acquisition, fund-raising & IPO, and business facilitations. Prior to joining TPTF, David worked in several investment and fund management positions, including as a General Partner of the Integral Investment Group, a Managing Director and CFO of CEY Capitals Management, and a Fund Manager at Transpac Capital. He also held positions in Hong Kong for ING Barings and Banque Indosuez Group covering Greater China markets.  David received his MBA from Columbia University and his BA from the National Taiwan University.

Andrew is a Principal at TPTF and has over 10 years’ experience in technology investments. Previous to joining TPTF, Andrew worked for a US venture capital fund, assisting in developing financial models, business plans and market strategies. He has also worked with several growth companies in multiple industries as well as with the board of directors of numerous portfolio companies on product development, sales management, public relations and corporate strategy. Andrew received his MBA in Finance from the University of Tennessee and his BSM from Tulane University.

Bruce has over 10 years of industry experience in semiconductor industry, currently serves as Principal in TPTF. He is responsible for investment evaluation, due diligence and other venture operational activities. Prior to joining TPTF, Bruce worked for United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) specializing in IC foundry-related engineering, quality assurance, customer service, and business management. Bruce earned his M.S. and B.A. from National Cheng Kung University.

Barry has approximately 10 years of experience in venture capital fund management and direct investments.  Prior to joining TPTF, he served as an Investment Manager at China Development Industrial Bank (CDIB) and Partners, focusing on fund management and investments. He has also worked in various capacities with top international companies including business development, direct investment/M&A, and finance. Barry received his MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California and his BS in Biotechnology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Lizzie is Principal in TPTF. She invests at the intersection of healthcare, device, technology, and data. She is passionate about the discovery of new drug approaches, digitalization of healthcare, genomics, innovative medical instruments, synthetic biology, personalized nutrition, and other deep sciences. Prior to joining TPTF, Lizzie was an investment professional at Sinopac Venture Capital and Singapore family office fund Enspire Capital, where she sourced and led multiple early stage technology investments across Silicon Valley, China, and Taiwan. She graduated from London School of Economics with a Master of Science in Finance.

Jim is a Principal in TPTF, focusing on the evaluation and investment in high tech companies.  Prior to joining TPTF, he held various hardware/software engineering positions in Symbol Technologies and Telxon Corporation (both now part of Motorola), Silicon Graphics and Innomedia Inc.  Jim also has had experience as an entrepreneur, having co-founded IC Media Corporation in the CMOS image sensor business and served as director, VP, EVP, and CTO positions (the company was later acquired by MagnaChip).  He then moved on to become VP of Internet Service & Solutions in Ellie Mae and VP of Engineering in ProImage Technologies.  Jim later joined the SoC Technology Center of ITRI which was merged into Information and Communications Research Laboratories where he was responsible for new business development, including spin-off and international collaboration.  Jim received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, respectively.  He holds 20 U.S. and Taiwan patents and has 14 publications in conferences and journals.

Yusuke has over 15 years of experience in venture capital investment and fund management in Japan, Greater China Region and Southeast Asia. Prior to joining 360ip, he was an investment manager at Japan Asia Investment Co., Ltd., where he worked in Tokyo, Singapore and Shanghai and led investments in healthcare, ICT, and other industries in Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. He graduated with a MS of Engineering in Biotechnology and Life Sciences from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology.

Wei-Pu is an Analyst at TPTF. Prior to joining TPTF, he served as a member of the Research Staff and the Project Coordinator at the Department of Ophthalmology at the Columbia University Medical Center, focusing on retinal diseases and genetics. Wei-Pu received his MS degree of Biomedical Engineering from Columbia University and his BS in Material Science and Engineering from National Tsing-Hua University.

Kenji has ~10 years of experience in investment management, finance and accounting. Prior to joining TPTF, Kenji served as Deputy General Manager of the investment division for an international mining/materials company based in Hong Kong. Prior to that position, Kenji worked at KPMG in various capacities, including in the M&A Advisory Group. He started his career at as a co-founder and of a startup in Japan leading sales & marketing and finance functions. Kenji graduated from the University of Tokyo in Energy Engineering and received his MBA from INSEAD and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Volker brings 23 years of hands-on investment and innovation management experience in Germany, the US and across Asia. Prior to joining TPTF as Venture Partner, Volker has worked with multinational corporations such as Google, Audi, AT&T, Commerzbank, and Rutberg & Co. In 2010, Mr. Heistermann co-founded Yushan Ventures, Inc. The firm’s extended portfolio includes investments in Twilio, Ethereum and Zephyrus Biosciences and has resulted in six exits. Volker earned his B.A. in Financial Law from the University of Bielefeld (Germany) and an International Marketing from the University of California, Berkeley. He is also an Advisor to APEC and a member of the Dedicated Short-Range Communication (DSRC) – SEA Work Group.

Lee focuses on investments in the TMT and Healthcare sectors at TPTF, based in Silicon Valley. He has a wealth of experiences over the past decade across Investment Banking and Principal Investment with Morgan Stanley and Nomura; Startup operations with NeuroSky – a Silicon Valley venture-backed digital health company; as well as Venture Capital investments with WI Harper, where he led investments and portfolio managements primarily in the digital health, IOT, and robotics areas. Lee received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from National Chiao-Tung University in Taiwan, M.S. in Information Networking from Carnegie Mellon University, and a M.B.A. from The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.

Jason has had more than 20 years of technology investment experience. Prior to joining TPTF as Venture Partner, Jason was the Team Lead of the Venture Capital Group at Cheil Worldwide (a subsidiary of the Samsung Group), where he established and managed a dedicated fund for investing in promising technology companies. Previously, Jason was the General Manager of LS Corporation’s Strategic Planning and Business Development Group, where he evaluated potential investment opportunities and fund investments, and an Investment Principal at LB Investments, where he completed and exited several international portfolio companies. Jason started his career in research at Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics. He earned his MS and BS in Electrical Engineering at KAIST.

Boh Soon has more than 30 years of investment and technology experience. Prior to joining TPTF as Venture Parter, Boh Soon was the CEO of the Kuwait Finance House in Singapore, the CEO of Vietcombank Fund Management Company in Vietnam — where he established several investment funds — and served in various senior management positions at UBS Capital Asia, Singapore Technologies Group and Rothschild Ventures Asia. Boh Soon received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Strathclyde. He is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors, and is currently an Independent Director on the board of 5 publicly-listed companies in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong.

CONTACT

12F, No.149, Xinyi Rd Sec.3, Da-an District, Taipei City, Taiwan

+886-2-2325-8218

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