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Our Sponsor is a collaboration between two world class investment firms

Pacific Century Group



  • 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$59 billion

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

  • Acquired HKT (Hong Kong Telecom), PineBridge Investments, which has US$ 147 billion AUM

  • Early-investor in Tencent, Sohu, Sina and late-stage investor in Chegg,, PPStream, Tokopedia and Tiki

  • 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

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