Michael Chow

General Partner / Radiant Venture Capital

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Mr Chow has over 20 years of investment experience and is currently a General Partner with Radiant Tech Ventures, a HK-based tech fund manager that invests in technologies globally such as AI/Robotics, autonomous driving, blockchain, IOT, edge computing, etc across various geographical markets: Hong Kong/China, Israel and North America. Radiant Tech Ventures is a HK SFC-licensed asset management company and upholds the highest standard of compliance and business ethics. Mr Chow was previously a partner with ECC Capital in Beijing for 2 years, in charge of making investments in the consumption technology area. Before that, Mr. Chow was Managing Director & Head of China and also a member of the Investment Committee for JAFCO Asia, responsible for all investment activities that spans across Asia (ex-Japan). Of the JAFCO portfolio in China, he was responsible for either making the investment recommendation himself and completing the investment transactions or approving the investment decision as a member of the Investment Committee in the following companies, of which he sat on the boards of some of them. Those investments included 3721 (Sold to Yahoo!), ChinaCache (NASDAQ: CCIH), GolferPass, Byecity Travel (OTC New Third Board: 836925), Amsky Printing, 51wan (Sold to Chinese A-share listed company), Tudou (Acquired by NASDAQ-listed Yukou), A8 Music (HKSE: 800), Coolpad (HKSE: 2369), HiSoft (NASDAQ: HSFT), Sinosun (ChiNext: 300333), etc. Prior to joining JAFCO Asia, Mr. Chow was an Assistant Principal with Capital Z Asia Limited. Capital Z Asia was a private equity fund manager associated with CZI, a FoF investment house that was headquartered in New York and managed a global fund of US$3.8 billion, making both investments in hedge funds and direct investments worldwide. Mr. Chow was on the direct investment side based in Hong Kong, responsible for making private equity investments in Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore and Indonesia, mainly in the media and technology sectors. Prior to joining Capital Z Asia, Mr. Chow was an Investment Manager at the direct investment arm of the Peregrine Investment Group. Based in Hong Kong, he was responsible for the management of a Greater China fund called ICC (“The Investment Company of China”), which was one of the earliest China-focused PE funds at that time. Besides managing ICC, he also participated in making investments for the Peregrine Investment Group in China, Taiwan, Thailand and the Philippines. Mr Chow was first trained as an accountant/auditor at Price Waterhouse where he participated in many B share or H share listings of Mainland Chinese companies. He then joined the Watsons Group (which is the retailing arm of the Hutchison Whampoa Group in Hong Kong) as a Finance Manager where he was based in Shanghai and responsible for various joint ventures of the Group in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Zhengzhou and Xiamen. Mr. Chow was born in Hong Kong but grew up in Singapore where he had lived for over 8 years. He obtained a Bachelor degree (Hons) in Business Studies from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and is a CFA Charterholder and a CPA (Fellow member) of both the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in the UK (ACCA) as well as the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA).