A Particularly Sporty Group of Investors

A Particularly Sporty Group of Investors

July 13, 2015 by Anna O'Hare

Last week we gave you 20 investors attending RISE. This list saw the likes of Edith Yeung from 500 startups and Neil Shen of Sequoia Capital China. This week, why not give you another 20? This crowd are particularly sporty, whether they’re doing Ironman triathlons or playing cricket and squash.

Adrian Li – Managing Partner – Convergence Ventures

Convergence Ventures is a VC fund that invests in early stage tech ventures in Indonesia. Adrian is also a director at Imaginato, a mobile & web development firm and Qraved, Jakarta’s leading restaurant directory. Previously, independently and as a Rocket Internet MD, he co-founded ventures in China and Indonesia. He’s also a sponsored endurance athlete and is the Polar Brand Ambassador for Indonesia. He has completed plety of marathons and triathlons including a full Ironman!


Anand Daniel – Partner – Accel Partners India

Anand focuses on startups in the consumer, healthcare and education sectors. He’s responsible for investments like Forus, Pristine, TaxiForSure (Acquired by Ola) and Vedantu. Before joining Accel, Anand was with Flybridge Capital Partners in Boston where he represented them as an observer on the boards of the likes of CHiL Semiconductor. Previously, he spent several years in key engineering and product management positions at Intel Corporation, working on cutting-edge microprocessor products. Outside of work, he enjoys cricket, squash and playing the guitar.

Yinglan Tan – Venture Partner – Sequoia Capital India

Prior to joining Sequoia Capital India, Yinglan headed the National Framework for Innovation and Enterprise, investing in high-tech growth ventures in the Prime Minister’s Office in Singapore. Earlier, Yinglan had been the founding Director of 3i Venturelab China and an entrepreneur in the digital media industry. Yinglan is also a faculty member at INSEAD where he developed and teaches an elective MBA-course.



Volker Heistermann – Managing Director – Yushan Ventures

Batara Eto – Manging Partner – East Ventures

Stefan Bruun – Managing Partner – Nova Founder

Prashant Bothra – Associate VP – Gulf Islamic Investments

Shiau Sin Yen – Partner – Ventris Capital

Jason Best – General Partner – Crowd Capital Venture Fund

Jung-hee Ryu – Partner & CEO – FuturePlay

Philip Kwan – Vice President – The Raine Group

Araya Noon Hutasuwan – Vice President – Ardent Capital

Alvaro Abella – Managing Partner – BECO Capital

Vinnie Lauria – Managing Partner – Golden Gate Ventures

Michael Seversky – Associate – Machine Shop Ventures

Scylla Tsai – Senior Associate – AppWorks

Alokik Advani – Executive Director – Goldman Sachs

Irwin Chee – Partner – Rimu Group

Manav Gupta – Founder – Brinc

Tak Lo – Director – Techstars

If you’re an investor interested in attending you can request more info here and Declan from our investors team will be in touch.

About the Author

Anna O'Hare
Anna is a storyteller at heart and is particularly passionate about telling the stories of startups. After returning from a year working in New York City's tech sector, she now writes for Collision, Web Summit, RISE and SURGE.