"I am fortunate to have incubated and scaled two corporate ventures in SEA, so I am familiar with the challenges and issues faced by early-stage startups."
What strengths do you bring to companies you partner with?
I have had the privilege of advising large multinational corporations in Asia, North America, and Europe on strategic issues during my time as a consultant and banker. I am also fortunate to have incubated and scaled two corporate ventures in SEA, so I am familiar with the challenges and issues faced by early-stage startups. These learnings, best practices, and contacts are available to our partners.
Which investment categories excite you most and why?
As a FinTech and Web3 enthusiast, I’m excited about decentralized Finance (DeFi) as an emerging investment category. I’m amazed by the new and innovative ways we can access financial services, and by how DeFi applications leverage blockchain technology to provide transparent, secure, and accessible financial services - making it a disruptive force in traditional finance.
In another life, if you weren’t in venture capital, what would you be?
When I was younger, I wanted to be a dancer. Unfortunately, that was too much for my tiger parents to stomach. I later learned that I lack rhythm and 'swagger,’ so that dream quickly ended.
Fun Fact about yourself?
I am Chinese by blood, Peruvian by birth and British by citizenship. I love a good ceviche and lomo saltado, so if you know any good Peruvian restaurants in SEA, HK, IN, or ANZ, do reach out.
Carlos is a Principal at MMV, based in Singapore. Before joining the team, Carlos was a Senior Associate at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). During his time at BCG, he worked extensively with BCG Digital Ventures, where he co-founded two start-ups in the energy and industrials sectors. Before BCG, Carlos spent two years working as an Equity Research Associate in BMO Capital Markets. Carlos holds an MPhil in finance from the University of Cambridge and a BSc in economics (First Class) from the University of Sussex.Companies InDebted BondEvalue MicroSec Neat Qapita See-Mode Technologies Clinikk GajiGesa Zluri CloudSEK HelloBetter Treehouse Finance Qritive Privyr Oncoshot Accelex Headquarters Xund Scrut Automation Related Happenings MassMutual Ventures closes $300M fund to back Asia and Europe startups