Team

Duncan Chiu
Co-Founder & Managing Director / 聯合創辦人及董事總經理

Mr. Chiu is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Radiant Venture Capital, graduated in Pepperdine University in the United States with a BA degree in Business Administration. Mr. Chiu is enthusiastic in information technology and entertainment businesses as well as social and community related affairs. Over the past 20 years Mr. Chiu has focused on various investments as well as merger and acquisition projects across Greater China, North America and Israel. Amongst the many technology-related companies in which he has invested, a selected number of these companies were eventually listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and Shenzhen Stock Exchange. Mr. Chiu co-founded Radiant Venture Capital in 2014 to focus in early stage investments into tech startups. In three years, Radiant Venture Capital has already invested more than 30 startup companies in Greater China, North America and Israel. In addition, Mr. Chiu regularly participates in and holds various technology and entrepreneurship exchange activities to share experience and provide guidance to startup entrepreneurs. Mr. Chiu is currently the President of Hong Kong Information Technology Joint Council, Director of Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited and Member of the Board of Directors of Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited.

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Gordon Yen
Co-Founder & Managing Director / 聯合創辦人及董事總經理

Dr. Yen is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Radiant Venture Capital with over 25 years of public and private company management experience in global supply chain and infrastructure sectors covering areas including business development, investment management, supply chain management, corporate strategy, finance, and IT. He started participating in technology investments in the late 90s in transactions involving startups from the USA, China and Hong Kong.  Dr. Yen  has also served as one of the founding Board members of the Supply Chain Council Greater China Chapter, as well as the Board of Directors and Technology Committee of HKRITA, a government funded industry-focused research institutes in Hong Kong. He is currently an Independent Non-executive Director of Hopewell Holdings Ltd. (SEHK: 0054), Non-executive Director of Fountain Set (Holdings) Ltd. (SEHK: 0420), Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Business Angel Network and Advisory Committee member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council for Information & Communications Technology Services. Dr. Yen graduated magna cum laude from Boston University with a BS degree in Manufacturing Engineering and holds an MBA from McGill University and a DBA from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

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Bankee Kwan
Senior Advisor / 高级顾问

Mr. Kwan is the Chairman of CASH Group (Celestial Asia Securities Holdings Limited, “CASH”, SEHK:1049), a multi-faceted service conglomerate in China. CASH’s award-winning companies comprise CASH Financial Services Group (SEHK: 510), CASH Retail Management Group (CRMG), Pricerite and Net2Gather (China) Holdings. He has extensive experience in corporate management, strategic planning, marketing management, financial advisory and banking.

Mr. Kwan is also a John Harvard fellow of the Harvard University, US; a member of the Harvard University Asia Center Advisory Committee; a member of the Court of City University of Hong Kong; an honorary fellow of The Open University of Hong Kong; a trustee of New Asia College of The Chinese University of Hong Kong; an advisory professor of Nanjing University. He is also an honorary advisor of several higher education institutions, including the LiPACE of The Open University of Hong Kong and the Academy of Oriental Studies of Peking University. Furthermore, Mr Kwan is appointed as an honorary advisor of the Fong Yun Wah Foundation and the China Charity Federation. In addition, Mr. Kwan is also a member of the standing committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference – Shanghai Committee; a member of the Election Committee for the Fourth Term of the Chief Executive Election of the HKSAR; and the immediate past chairman and honorary advisor of the Hong Kong Retail Management Association. Mr. Kwan has also been a member of the Central Policy Unit of the Government of the HKSAR. Currently, he is also a member of the Consumer Council; the Minimum Wage Commission; The Small and Medium Enterprises Committee (SMEC), Trade and Industry Department; the Consultation Panel of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority; the Corporate Advisory Council of Hong Kong Securities Institute and the Business Facilitation Advisory Committee (BFAC). He is also the Convener of the Wholesale and Retail Task Force (WRTF) of the BFAC. Mr. Kwan is also an honorary advisor of the CEPA Business Opportunities Development Alliance.

Mr. Kwan holds an MBA from The Murdoch University of Perth, Australia and a BBA from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is also a fellow of the Institute of Financial Accountants, UK, a member of the Hong Kong Securities Institute, a Certified Professional Marketer (HK) and a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Marketing. Mr. Kwan is also the “Entrepreneur of the Year 2009” in the Asia Pacific Entrepreneur Awards.

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Samson Tam, JP
Senior Advisor / 高级顾问

Dr. Tam is the Chairman and one of the founders of Group Sense (International) Limited (SEHK: 601). Dr. Tam is a home-grown IT entrepreneur from Hong Kong with an international orientation. In 1989, he successfully launched his first invention. By 1993, His company was listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. In 1992, he was awarded the “Young Industrialist Award of Hong Kong” in recognition of his business achievement and contribution to the local industrial sector. He was also named one of the “Ten Outstanding Young Persons” in 1997.

He was an elected member of Legislative Council of Hong Kong (Information Technology, 2008-2012) and is now a member of the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST), Chairman of the Technology Development Committee of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, a member of The Hong Kong/European Union Business Co-operation Committee and a council member of The Open University of Hong Kong.

Dr Tam has a bachelor degree from Chinese University of Hong Kong and a doctorate from Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

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Daniel Ngai Au
Senior Advisor / 高级顾问

Mr. Au is the founder and Chairman of Star Capital Partners Limited, a fund management, investment holding, and M&A advisory company in Hong Kong established since 2009. He is also an Independent and Non-Executive Director of Huishang Bank Corp. Ltd. (SEHK : 3698). Mr. Au has over 20 years of advisory and private equity investment experience in the Greater China region. In 2006, he was responsible for the establishment of Bohai Investment Fund, the first ever state-owned private equity style investment fund established by the PRC government, and served as the Chief Executive Officer during the initial years of its formation. Prior to that, Mr. Au was a Partner and Managing Director of TPG Newbridge Capital Limited spearheading its endeavors in China. Since his joining of TPG Newbridge in 1994, he has completed several major transactions including the landmark transaction of the takeover of Shenzhen Development Bank Co., Ltd. (now PingAn Bank Co., Ltd.) in 2004, the first and the only deal of its kind in China and one of the most profitable private equity transaction in the country at that time.

Mr. Au started his career at A.T. Kearney, where he provided strategic consulting service for multinational and Chinese companies and subsequently at the corporate finance division of the Bankers Trust Company in Hong Kong, specializing in corporate financing services for Chinese companies. He holds an MBA from McGill University, Canada.

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