Who We Are

We are early stage venture investors supporting exceptional entrepreneurs to build remarkable businesses.

Our Team

Allison Baum

Managing Partner

Tokyo, Japan

Allison Baum is a Managing Partner of Fresco Capital and is involved in all aspects of investment and operations with a specific focus on the education technology sector.

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Stephen Forte

Managing Partner

Menlo Park, CA, USA

Stephen Forte is a Managing Partner at Fresco Capital and is involved in all aspects of investment and operations with a specific focus on enterprise and IoT.

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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. He has been investing, working and living in Asia since 1999.

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Heyu Huang

Senior Associate

Singapore, Republic of Singapore

Heyu Huang is a Senior Associate of Fresco Capital and is involved in all aspects of investment and operations with a specific focus on the China and Singapore.

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Furuzonfar Zehni

Senior Associate

Hong Kong SAR, China

Furuzonfar Zehni is a Senior Associate of Fresco Capital based in Hong Kong and is involved in all aspects of investment and operations.

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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.

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Ulili Onovakpuri

Venture Partner

Oakland, CA, USA

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

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Adam Omar Shanti

Venture Partner

Dubai, UAE

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

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Riki Yoshinaga

Venture Partner

Tokyo, Japan

Riki Yoshinaga is a Venture Partner of Fresco Capital and is involved in all aspects of investment and operations with a specific focus on Japan.

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Our Impact Partners

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Devendra Deshmukh

Impact Partner

Pune, India

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

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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.

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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.

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Akira Hirata

Impact Partner

Tokyo, Japan

Akira is Managing Director of Triple Junction Co., Ltd., a market entry advisory firm that has brought numerous industry leaders such as Skype, eHarmony, and Knewton into Japan.

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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.

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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.

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Joel Semeniuk

Impact 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.

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Michele Li

Impact Partner

San Francisco, New York

Michele is a Partner at Frederickson Pribula Li, a global talent management consulting firm specializing in building and elevating HR for innovative companies.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Maria Matarelli

Impact Partner

San Francisco, CA, USA

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

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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.

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Albert Ni

Impact Partner

San Francisco, CA, USA

Albert Ni was one of the first five employees at Dropbox where he helped establish the company's foundational hiring processes and philosophies.

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Kohei Nishiyama

Impact Partner

Tokyo, Japan

Kohei is co-founder and CEO of Elephant Design and crowdfunding marketplace CUUSOO Systems. His background spans product design, UX, marketplaces, and education.

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Vincent Ponzo

Impact Partner

New York, NY, USA

An experienced executive in corporate finance, education management, and enterprise startups, Vincent now serves as Director of the Entrepreneurship Center at Columbia Business School.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Gary Whitehill

Impact Partner

Accra, Ghana

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

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Nothing will work unless you do.
— Maya Angelou