people

We are a cross-border team dedicated to working with entrepreneurs to solve global problems at scale.

Our Team

Tytus Michalski

Tytus Michalski

Managing Partner

Hong Kong SAR, China

Tytus Michalski is a Managing Partner of Fresco Capital and is involved in all aspects of investment and operations globally.

Stephen Forte

Stephen Forte

Managing Partner

Menlo Park, CA, USA

Stephen Forte is a Managing Partner of Fresco Capital and is involved in all aspects of investment and operations globally.

Eriko Suzuki

Eriko Suzuki

General Partner

Tokyo, Japan

Eriko Suzuki is a General Partner at Fresco Capital and is involved in all aspects of investment and operations, especially for Japan and South East Asia.

Furuzonfar Zehni

Furuzonfar Zehni

Partner

Hong Kong SAR, China

Furuzonfar Zehni is a Partner based in Hong Kong and is involved in all aspects of investment and operations globally.

Heyu Huang

Heyu Huang

Partner

San Francisco, CA, USA

Heyu Huang is a Partner of Fresco and is involved in all aspects of investment and operation globally with a specific focus on education and urban living.

Allison Baum

Allison Baum

Venture Partner

San Francisco, CA, USA

Allison Baum is a Venture Partner of Fresco Capital with an emphasis on dealflow opportunities in San Francisco and globally.

Taro Kodama

Taro Kodama

Venture Partner

Tokyo, Japan

After successfully launching Facebook in Japan, Taro is the Founder & CEO of Anchorstar, where he supports international businesses in exploring the Japanese market.

Adam Omar Shanti

Adam Omar Shanti

Venture Partner

Dubai, UAE

Adam Omar Shanti is a Venture Partner and is involved in all aspects of investment and operations with a specific focus on the Middle East and North Africa.

Joel Semeniuk

Joel Semeniuk

Venture Partner

Winnipeg, Canada

Joel Semeniuk is the co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Imaginet, a Canadian based Microsoft Gold Partner and the #1 Small to Medium Sized Employer in Canada.

Devendra Deshmukh

Devendra Deshmukh

Venture Partner

Pune, India

Devendra co-founded e-Zest focused on experience driven product engineering for start-ups, ISVs & digital transformation for enterprises.

Lara Setrakian

Lara Setrakian

Entrepreneur in Residence

Hong Kong SAR, China

Lara Setrakian is an award-winning journalist and entrepreneur. In 2012 she co-founded and led News Deeply, a network of digital media platforms that convene high-level stakeholders and passionate communities on the world’s biggest challenges.

Our Impact Partners

Impact Partners are hand selected domain and local experts who engage with our portfolio companies on specific opportunities and problems. Impact Partners have their own independent businesses and at the same time they love working with Fresco portfolio companies because of both personal interest and business overlap.
Mikaal Abdulla

Mikaal Abdulla

Impact Partner

Tokyo, Japan

Mikaal Abdulla is the co-founder & CEO of 8 Securities, with offices in Hong Kong and Tokyo, and has a diverse mix of cross-border executive experience in consumer finance.

Viresh Bhatia

Viresh Bhatia

Impact Partner

Chicago, IL & San Francisco, CA, USA

Viresh Bhatia is the co-founder and founding CEO of InstallShield Software. After selling InstallShield to Macrovision, Viresh has focused on mentoring tech entrepreneurs.

Justine Campbell

Justine Campbell

Impact Partner

Hong Kong SAR, China

Justine has spent 20+ years in Asia in Marketing, Education, and Psychology. She is the founder of Mindquest Group, as well as a visiting Lecturer at Tsinghua University.

Remi Caron

Remi Caron

Impact Partner

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Innovative, accountable IT consultant with an accomplished 20+ year career reflecting a track record of taking a business to the next level through technical expertise and decisive leadership.

Rachel Chan

Rachel Chan

Impact Partner

Hong Kong SAR, China

Rachel is the co-founder of InnoFoco, a brand, design, and innovation consultancy focusing on uniting the private, public and non-profit sectors to make a difference in the world.

Sophie Yifan Chan

Sophie Yifan Chan

Impact Partner

Beijing, China

Sophie is a partner at JMDedu, a leading edtech media and community in China, where she is responsible for international partnerships, deal sourcing, and China market entry.

Steve Denning

Steve Denning

Impact Partner

Washington, DC, USA

Steve Denning is the author of eight books, including the award-winning The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Re-inventing the Workplace for the 21st Century.

Pascal Finette

Pascal Finette

Impact Partner

Mountain View, CA, USA

Pascal heads up the startup initiatives at Singularity University where he grows startups tackling the world’s most intractable problems leveraging exponential technologies.

Daniel James Gullo

Daniel James Gullo

Impact Partner

Wilmington, DE, USA

Daniel is well known as "The hardest working man in the Agile”; a title bestowed upon him by several of his colleagues in the training and coaching community.

Akira Hirata

Akira Hirata

Impact Partner

Tokyo, Japan

Akira is Global Alliance Officer of Zoshinkai Holdings Inc. (as known as Z-kai), one of the largest education companies in Japan. At Z-kai, he covers various international initiatives including partnerships, investments and go-to market strategies.

Ari Horie

Ari Horie

Impact Partner

Menlo Park, CA, USA

Ari is the founder and CEO of Women’s Startup Lab, a Bay Area accelerator empowering female led startups through strong leadership, an influential network, and innovation.

Jonathan Hung

Jonathan Hung

Impact Partner

Singapore, Republic of Singapore

Mr. Hung is President of the Singapore Space and Technology Association (SSTA), Singapore’s lead industry association focused on developing the space technology industry.

Abhishek Kant

Abhishek Kant

Impact Partner

New Delhi, India

Abhishek Kant is a seasoned techno-marketing professional with 15 yrs of experience in IT Services and Products domain.

David Kedwards

David Kedwards

Impact Partner

Hong Kong SAR, China

David is Managing Director of Pearson's English Direct Delivery Business, where he is responsible for several businesses across the globe, including Wall Street English in China.

Dr. Cory Kidd

Dr. Cory Kidd

Impact Partner

San Francisco, CA, USA

Dr. Cory Kidd is the founder and CEO of Catalia Health, a patient care management company, and has been working in healthcare technology for nearly two decades.

Angie Lau

Angie Lau

Impact Partner

Hong Kong SAR, China

Communicator. Innovator. Connector. Founder of Narramur: a cutting-edge communications firm based on narrative and technology.

Angela Lee

Angela Lee

Impact Partner

New York, NY, USA

Angela is the founder of 37 Angels, a network that invests in early stage startups and trains women to invest in startups, and is Assistant Dean at Columbia Business School.

Sam Lee

Sam Lee

Impact Partner

Princeton, NJ, USA

Sam has spent over 20 years executing on new businesses in the life sciences and chemicals industries. This has always been done with business leaders who need to create value out of new scientific platforms.

Michele Li

Michele Li

Impact Partner

San Francisco, New York

Michele is a Managing Partner at Talent Distillery Inc., a global talent management consulting firm specializing in building and elevating HR for innovative companies.

Maria Matarelli

Maria Matarelli

Impact Partner

San Francisco, CA, USA

Maria Matarelli is the Founder and President of Formula Ink, an international consulting company.

Ian McFarland

Ian McFarland

Impact Partner

San Francisco, CA, USA

Ian is an entrepreneur and technologist. He's the Founder and Chairman of Neo, a leading global product innovation company.

Ulili Onovakpuri

Ulili Onovakpuri

Impact Partner

Oakland, CA, USA

Uriridiakoghene “Ulili” Onovakpuri is a Venture Partner and is involved in all aspect of investment operations with a specific focus on digital health and health tech.

Pedro Rosa

Pedro Rosa

Impact Partner

Lisbon, Portugal

Pedro Rosa is the co-founder of Main Hub, a co-working and incubation space in Lisbon, also is co-founder of the IoT Portuguese Community

Rafael Sabbagh

Rafael Sabbagh

Impact Partner

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rafael Sabbagh has over 20 years of experience with a variety of enterprise IT projects, programming languages, and software development methods. Rafael is the co-founder of Knowledge21.

Christopher Scollo

Christopher Scollo

Impact Partner

London, United Kingdom

Chris Scollo is a digital media and e-commerce CTO, software developer, startup founder, tech consultant, board advisor and occasional angel investor.

Andreas Seidler

Andreas Seidler

Impact Partner

Tokyo, Japan

Andi is Director of Strategy at Anchorstar where he supports start-ups and organizations to enter and grow in the Japanese market.

Shunichi Shibanuma

Shunichi Shibanuma

Impact Partner

Tokyo, Japan

Mr. Shibanuma is a Managing Director of SIGMAXYZ, where he leverages his years of experience in consulting, digital transformation, and investment to help startups and large companies create new businesses.

Yat Siu

Yat Siu

Impact Partner

Hong Kong SAR, China

A serial technology entrepreneur, Yat Siu is the founder and CEO of Outblaze, a conglomerate specializing in gaming, cloud technology, and smartphone/tablet software.

Gary Whitehill

Gary Whitehill

Impact Partner

Accra, Ghana

Gary Whitehill is the 21st Century futurist who believes that unstable times create incredible opportunities.

Riki Yoshinaga

Riki Yoshinaga

Impact Partner

Tokyo, Japan

Riki Yoshinaga is a co-founder and Partner of Jenerate Partners, an innovation and Japan entry consulting firm.