Our Sponsor is a collaboration between two world class investment firms

Pacific Century

  • Founded 1993 by Richard Li and headquartered in Hong Kong

  • Mr. Li has also founded StarTV, Asia's first satellite cable TV network, and established FWD, a life insurance company with total assets of US$50 billion

  • Deep operational and investment expertise in Financial Services and Technology, Media & Telecommunications

  • Acquired HKT (Hong Kong Telecom), PineBridge Investments, which has US$ 126 billion AUM

  • Early-investor in Tencent, Sohu, Sina, and CompareAsia Group and late-stage investor in Chegg, 91.com, PPStream, Tokopedia amd Tiki

Thiel

Capital

  • Founded by Peter Thiel in 2011

  • Located in Los Angeles, California

  • Provides strategic and operational support for a variety of investment initiatives and entrepreneurial endeavors 

  • Together with its predecessors, has incubated and launched several investment firms now with billions of dollars under management including Founders Fund, Mithril, and Valar Ventures

  • Mr. Thiel and investment firms he founded have provided early-stage funding for LinkedIn, Yelp, Stripe, Brex, Trumid, SoFi, SpaceX, Spotify, Airbnb, Qoo10 and hundreds of other startups