Founding Member and Leader, HKSTP Ventures
Sammi is an experienced venture capitalist and serves as a proactive board member to advise the investees in corporate strategy, international business development, governance and finance. As an appointed mentor of Hong Kong Life Science Society, he enjoys mentoring students regarding entrepreneurship in the areas of biomedical and healthcare sectors. Besides, Sammi is a guest lecturer at the University of Hong Kong and Awaji Youth Federation (Japan), coaching and teaching students in new venture creation and venture capital investing.
Sammi is the Founding Member and Head of the Hong Kong-based HKSTP Ventures, the venture capital arm of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation. He oversees all the transaction executions, portfolio strategy and strategic partnership development since the inception of HKSTP Ventures in September 2015. The AUM of HKSTP Ventures has grown by 12 times throughout Sammi’s five-year tenure. The investment portfolios under HKSTP Ventures are deep-tech focused, including Artificial Intelligence, autonomous driving, biomedical technology, robotics and semiconductor, and material science. Half of the investment portfolios are originated outside Hong Kong with investees located in Silicon Valley, Canada, China, Taiwan and the UK. Notable portfolio companies: ACT Genomics, AutoX, Fano Labs, Huue (UC Berkeley spin-off), Precision Robotics (Imperial College London spin-off), LuxCreo and Zeek etc.
Prior to joining HKSTPC, Sammi led the Greater China Distressed Investment team at Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank. Besides, he obtained solid corporate finance exposure from his previous investment banking experience at ABN AMRO and BNP Paribas. Sammi has over 10 years of direct investment experience across industrials, real estate and various technology sectors in Greater China, Southeast Asia, Silicon Valley and the UK. He is a graduate of Saïd Business School, Oxford University with distinction and obtained CFA Charterholder qualification.
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