Our team

Nissim, a successful business investor based in Hong Kong, is helping with investor relations in Hong Kong/Asia. He is veteran Hedge Fund manager currently managing Hexa Asset Management. Previously, he was Chief Executive Officer at Sofaer Global Research (HK) . He has been engaged in the hedge fund business since 1987. He held various senior management positions with reputable firms including ARRAL & Associates, the Pacific Group Ltd. and the Sofaer Group. He was formerly the Head of Trading at Sofaer Global Research (HK) Ltd. Before that, he was Director & Co-Founder of Pi Investment Management Ltd. (formerly RAB Capital (Asia) Ltd.)Mr. Tse holds a holds BA degree in Finance & Economics from University of Western Ontario Canada in 1982. He is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Investment Analysts since 1994.

 

Derek Kwik
Brave Soldier Ventures

Derek comes to Elementz as a key advisor for portfolio management, exit strategy and investment partners.

Born and educated in Hong Kong, Derek is an early “returnee” to Asia with 25+ years of APAC market entry experience. Since the 90s, his early work in venture capital makes him one of the first investors involved with Asia based startups. Starting with first gen internet companies, he has reviewed 15,000+ business plans. He was part of a core team that managed funds for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), Singapore Government Investment Corporation (GIC), Sun Microsystems, Mitsui, Fujitsu, NTT Docomo and PCCW.

As one of the most respected tech community leaders, he is involved with nearly every accelerator/co-working space in HK. Since 2004, Derek is the Managing Partner of BraveSoldier Venture Capital, an early stage tech fund. With a background in i-banking, direct investment and mgmt consulting, his fundraising experience includes seed, family office, Series A and IPOs. He was the CEO of a Chinese mobile payments company and credited for “leading from the front” from seed round to commercial responsibilities to investor exit. With 500+ “day trips” to the Greater Bay, Derek has direct manufacturing involvement in telecoms, robotics, wearables and pc peripherals.

Derek is an author of two books, university lecturer, US-Global Innovation Fellow, TEDx speaker, current board member and former Trustee/co-Chairman of the Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals (SPCA), board member of Junior Achievement HK, mgmt committee of New World Group’s – Eureka Nova, advisor to the Open University of Hong Kong and mentor/advisor to start-ups. He is an extreme multi-day ultra-marathoner, PADI Dive Master and jiujitsu practitioner.

Roland Yau
CoCoon Ignite Ventures

Roland is advising Elementz on legal, structuring and compliance.

Roland is currently the Managing Partner of CoCoon Ignite Ventures, L.P., an early stage venture fund focusing on investments in consumer technologies. 

Prior to establishing CoCoon Ignite Ventures, Roland was a corporate lawyer at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, an international law firm.  At Freshfields, Roland worked on an array of corporate financing and structuring transactions relating to fundraising, deal structuring and mergers and acquisitions both for public as well as private companies. In addition to transactions, Roland also worked with companies on their ongoing compliance obligations.

Roland graduated from the New York University in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in biology and graduated from the University of London in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in law 2007.

Adam Homsi
Inkcloud

Adam is a CTO of Elementz Interactive and President of InkCloud Technologies based in Santa Monica, CA. He has extensive startup, executive management, and technical architecture experience. He has also architected and implemented modern software used to support daily business operations of several high profile ecommerce and ERP partners.

Some highlights:

  • Architected and implemented an ERP print information management software that has processed over $30 million in sales.
  • Launched a software-as-a-service platform used by print industry brokers, retailers and manufacturers. Designed software that processes $10 million in transactions annually.
  • Assessed, redeveloped and designed architected multiple modern software systems based on latest open source code standards  (ie. Google, Facebook, Amazon)
  • In 2006 he started a trade print company, 12,000 acquired customers, $15 million dollars in revenue, and 4 years later, his company was acquired by a Chinese investor.
Charles S. Levy
New Ventures

Charles supports Elementz to engage with investments partners, private equity and private wealth families.

As an advisor to technology start-ups and established businesses seeking to expand their portfolios, Charles has a passion for innovation and a keen sense of market dynamics and disruptive technologies.  As a founder of several entrepreneurial businesses, his background in retail technologies, FinTech and software platforms, coupled with his practical insights, help transform vision to execution.

For the past five years, Charles served on the Allocation Committee of the Jewish Federation and as a Board Trustee. In this role, he was responsible for fundraising and allocating millions of dollars to non-profit institutions, helping to make the world a better place.

Charles was born in Morocco and moved to Hong Kong after living in Tel Aviv, Silicon Valley and Portland, Oregon. He is fluent in English, French, Hebrew and Arabic.