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Team Paddle
A team dedicated to growing with startups
Our founding and execution teams, along with our advisory committee, come from a diversified background and have rich experiences in handling cross-broader transactions. We maintain the greatest level of flexibility in dealing with the local business culture and regulations, and we are always very thoughtful on connecting the resources from different regions in order to create the best synergies as well as business opportunities.
Ryan Poon
Founding Partner
  • Co-founder of ZB Capital, mainly responsible for managing investment projects in China and Asia Pacific.

  • 22+ years of experience in PE/VC and corporate finance.

  • Previously worked at BOCI Corporate Finance, CITIC Capital, Cathay Capital.

  • Qualifications:

    • CFA, CAIA​

    • B. of Applied Science (UBC)

  • Ryan Poon
Chris Chan
  • Chris Chan
Founding Partner
  • Co-founder of ZB Capital, mainly responsible for managing cross-border investments and M&A projects.

  • 21+ years of experience in PE/VC, IPO, M&A, restructuring, business advisory.

  • Previously worked at Ernst & Young, KPMG Advisory, PwC Corporate Finance, Essence Securities (IBD and principal investment team).

  • Qualifications:

    • CPA

    • EMBA (Peking University HSBC)

    • Msc. Finance (HKUST)

    • B. Comm. MIS (UBC)

  • Other appointments:

    • Independent and Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Audit Committee:

      • Beijing Jingneng Clean Energy (00579.HK)

      • China Ludao Technology (02023.HK)

      • Bonny International Holding (01906.HK)


Raikk Chan
  • Raikk Chan
Partner (Malaysia)
  • 12+ years in growth hacking, business consulting and product launching strategy.

  • Responsible for ZB Growth Malaysia operation and investment deal sourcing in Southeast Asia.

  • Co-founder of GA-Alliance (Malaysia) & SmartLedger (Hong Kong).

  • Previously worked in BPP, largest UK private education group, as Asia Pacific Regional Commercial Head. 

Meet Our Advisors

Donald Chan
(China, Hong Kong)

  • Donald Chan




  • Angel investor and business advisor with a demonstrated history as CEO of multiple leading 4A's agency groups.

  • China consumer market expert with over 20+ years of brand building and integrated marketing communication experiences.

Tony Chin
(China, Hong Kong)

Founder - Heartware and Flare

GM - HKS China

CEO - Von Dutch Great China


  • 25+ years experience in the advertising industry and stationed in China over 20 years.

  • Expert in interactive campaigns, CRM & data mining.

  • Previously worked in several 4As agencies, included Wunderman, DY&R, GREY, Ogilvy and Mather.

  • Established GRM (Grey Relationship Marketing) for GREY Shanghai and won the biggest regional account (SVW) for GREY Shanghai.

Quin Zhang

  • Quin Zhang

Assistant Professor

(Management, Strategy & Entrepreneurship)

Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS)


  • Ph.D., Strategy and Entrepreneurship, University of Colorado Boulder

  • Associate Director - PHBS Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

  • Research Interests: Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Management

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