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About Us

Patti Chu
Co-Founder
Chief Growth Officer
Zhu Chen
Co-Founder
Chief Investment Officer
Christy Wong
Chief Operations
Officer

Patti is a people-connector and is passionate about making greater social impact.

 

Patti's experience ranges in the fields of banking, access to finance, education and renewable energy. Her wealth of project experience include working with banking institutions in China to offer microfinance products to MSMEs; Evaluating Lego Foundation's grantee portfolio in Asia and creating a new strategy for the region; Analyzing and implementing improvements to increase production efficiency and lower costs for Siemens wind power division.

Patti is a native of Argentina and has working experience in Latin America, the United States, Asia and Europe.

She has a B.Sc. in Business Administration from the University of Richmond, and a M.A. in International Development and Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She speaks Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese and Danish.

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Chen is a numbers person and all about doing well and doing good. 

 

She has spent more than a decade of her career in the financial industry working with some of the most reknown investment banks including JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley and CICC.

 

Chen's expertise is in the area of risk management and has been involved in completing deals starting from due diligence, legal documentation preparation to negotiation, portfolio monitoring and even debt restructuring. 

Her sectors of experience include technology, education, insurance, shipping and real estate.

 

Chen is a CFA charterholder and has an LL.B. from Fudan University in Shanghai and a M.A. in International Development and Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She also holds a diploma in Japan Studies from Nagoya University.  She speaks Chinese, English and Japanese.

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Christy enjoys building and working with entrepreneurs who dare to create disruptive business models and technologies that shape our future. 

 

She worked with the United Nation Development Program (UNDP) on establishing a blended financing impact investment fund, leveraging private capital for public good and support the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Christy has had an extended career in Corporate Finance and Investor Relations. She was Executive Vice President at Lazada Group (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alibaba Group), heading investors relations and the executive office.

 

Prior to Lazada, She worked in Investment Banking with Goldman Sachs, covering growth to late stage companies across Asia, specializing in consumer products, infrastructure, media and hospitality.  

 

Christy is a certified mindfulness coach. She holds a MBA from the University of Hong Kong and a B.Sc. from Columbia University.

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Advisory Board

Jamie Evans
Financial Services and Technology
Christy Wong
Aparna Saxena
Supply Chain, Food and Agriculture
Takeshi Kato
Corporate Finance and Investments
Soeren Petersen
Renewable Energy
Renée Vassilos
Agriculture Economics