TPTF is a technology-driven venture capital fund, investing in innovative companies shaping the future of global business

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The Trans-Pacific Technology Fund (TPTF) works actively with the leadership of our portfolio companies from different regions of the world, supporting their growth.

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.

About

The Trans-Pacific Technology Fund (TPTF) is a technology-driven venture capital fund, investing in innovation companies shaping the future of global business. We work actively with the leadership of our portfolio companies from different region of the world, supporting their growth. At TPTF we believe the cornerstone of every great company is great people. 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.

We are partnering with the most reputable research powerhouses worldwide and other honored but private investors
360ipITRI

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Our Team


GLENN KLINE
GLENN KLINE
MANAGING PARTNER
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 earned his MBA from UCLA and BA from Pomona College.
HERB LIN
HERB LIN
MANAGING PARTNER
Herb Lin is a Managing Partner of TPTF and served 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.
SARAH CHIU
SARAH CHIU
INVESTMENT PROFESSIONAL
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).
BARRY LEE
BARRY LEE
INVESTMENT PROFESSIONAL
Barry has ~15 years of experience in venture capital fund management and technology investments. Prior to joining TPTF and 360ip, 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.
BRUCE HAN
BRUCE HAN
INVESTMENT PROFESSIONAL
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.
JIM LI
JIM LI
INVESTMENT PROFESSIONAL
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, 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).
BEN CHOU
BEN CHOU
INVESTMENT PROFESSIONAL
Ben Chou is a Managing Director at TPTF. Ben has approximately 20 years of venture capital industry experience, particularly focusing on cross-border investments between Silicon Valley, Hong Kong, China and Taiwan. Ben’s core investment sectors include green technology, cloud computing, hardware components and bio-medical industries. Ben holds a M.S. in Management Information Systems from Boston University, and a B.S. in Computer Science from National Chiao-Tung University.
LIZZIE LEE
LIZZIE LEE
INVESTMENT PROFESSIONAL
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.
KENJI YAMAMOTO
KENJI YAMAMOTO
INVESTMENT PROFESSIONAL
Kenji is a Principal in TPTF. Kenji has ~10 years of experience in investments across Asia and Africa. Prior to joining TPTF and 360ip, 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 earned his MBA from INSEAD and his BS degree from the University of Tokyo.
JOHNNY LEE
JOHNNY LEE
INVESTMENT PROFESSIONAL
Johnny is an Analyst at TPTF. Prior to joining TPTF, he was a Management Associate at KGI Securities in the Investment Banking Dept. He also had experience in equity research and won 1st place in CFA Research Challenge in St. Louis region. Johnny earned a M.S. in Finance from Washington University in St. Louis and a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Irvine.
Bram Nugroho
Bram Nugroho
VENTURE PARTNER
Bram has 15+ years of experience in finance/investments, having served in the CEO’s Office at Go-Jek in charge of new initiatives and as a Consultant at Boston Consulting Group working on multiple projects in the financial services sector. Bram also worked at both Standard Chartered Bank and CIMB in the debt capital markets. Bram is a Certified Islamic Finance Professional (“CIFP”), a Financial Risk Manager (“FRM”) from the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP), a CFA level 3 candidate and a licensed Investment.
ALEX YANG
ALEX YANG
VENTURE PARTNER
Alex has more than 10 years of investment experience across North America and the Greater China region. Prior to joining TPTF as a Venture Partner, he served as a Principal for a merchant bank focused on tech and consumer investments for a consortium of family offices and institutional investors. Alex has also worked in various capacities with McKinsey & Co., Silver Lake Partners, CDH Funds, and CDIB across New York, San Francisco, Hong Kong, and Taipei. Alex received a BS in Finance from Wharton Business School and a BA in Arts & Sciences from the University of Pennsylvania.
BOH SOON LIM
BOH SOON LIM
VENTURE PARTNER
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.
MIKE TUNG
MIKE TUNG
VENTURE PARTNER
Mike has more than 18 years of investment experience across Greater China and the United States having held various positions with Bank of America, HSBC, Morgan Stanley, and UBS. Mike is currently a Partner at Oski Capital Group and also the Managing Partner at Red Sails Investments, a diversified venture capital and private equity partnership. Mike earned a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Chinese from the University of California, Davis in 2001 and has a MSc in Global Finance from NYU Stern School of Business and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
VOLKER HEISTERMANN
VOLKER HEISTERMANN
VENTURE PARTNER
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.
NITIN GUPTA
NITIN GUPTA
VENTURE PARTNER
Nitin is an accomplished private equity and investment banking professional with 18+ years of experience. He has underwritten multiple structured finance and private equity transactions in various sectors including IT, Telecom and Media. Prior to TPTF, he was the regional head of IIML Fund Managers Pte Ltd in Singapore, focusing on investments in the ASEAN region primarily Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam. Nitin is a Chartered Accountant and has received his MBA from the National University of Singapore.
Spencer Karrington
Spencer Karrington
JUNIOR ANALYST
Spencer Karrington is a Program Manager at TPTF and has completed two prior internships at TPTF participating in due diligence and researching potential investment opportunities in Southeast Asia. Spencer is also the Founder & President of the St. Andrew Venture Capital Club. He is pursuing his International Political Economy degree at the University of St. Andrews.
DAVID ERSKINE
DAVID ERSKINE
JUNIOR ANALYST
David is a Junior Analyst at TPTF. Before joining, David was the Head of Deals for the St Andrews Venture Capital Club. Furthermore, he was a finalist for the 2020 Thomas Blake Glover Scholarship, which provided him the opportunity to research Japanese Equities and AI. David has earned an M.A. in Philosophy graduating with First-Class Honours from the University of St Andrews.

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