Catalyst Ventures is a team of investors, mentors, entrepreneurs and community builders.
in startups with our vertical knowledge & professional network.
We invest in go-getters and hustlers - teams formed by vertical experts with an outstanding idea AND exceptional execution capabilities.
We are highly selective when it comes to writing our cheques - but when we do, we roll up our sleeves and get down and dirty with the founders. From advice on strategy, to making investor and client intros. We become a part of the team.
Alex is an ex-investment banker turned hotelier, serial entrepreneur and tech investor. After leaving JP Morgan and HSBC, he joined Langham Hospitality as their Head of Digital. His background in Computer Science and digital strategy for hotels enabled him to create successful startups such as Business Creation and Telkie, among others, while his knowledge in structured finance brings on the table tangible value in tech startup investing.
Having a passion for coaching the next generation in the ecosystem, he enjoys mentoring and coaching startups, and is also a lecturer on Entrepreneurship at School of Design of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Jeffrey is the Co-Founder & Executive Director of Ooosh For Startups, a co-working space that connects innovative minds, empowering startup founders with a collaborative community.
On top of his background in Marketing and Advertising background at Leo Burnett, Jeffrey also has experience in Supply Chain and International Trade. Prior to starting Catalyst Ventures with Alex, he has been angel investing and has an investment portfolio consisting of Technology Private Equities, Real Estates and Securities.
Jowell is a traveler at heart. She traveled to all corners of the world with Cathay Pacific after completing her business degree at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, majoring in Hotel and Tourism.
She brings hands-on operating and venture experience to the team, having worked in various startups and global early-stage fund Fresco Capital prior to joining Catalyst Ventures. She has a focus on deal sourcing, digital marketing, PR & Communications, and travel.