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

  • 17+ 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 2019 intake)

    • 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)

       chris@zb-capital.com

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Ryan Poon
Director
  • Co-founder of ZB Capital, mainly responsible for managing investment projects in China and Asia Pacific.

  • 18+ 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)

       pyl@zb-capital.com

  • LinkedIn - Ryan Poon
  • LinkedIn - Chris Chan

Meet Our Advisors

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Donald Chan

(China, Hong Kong)

Founder

Innozate

Bio:

  • 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

Bio:

  • 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.

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Ivan Ho

(China, Hong Kong)

CEO and Co-Founder

Eggplant Technologies

Bio:

  • Senior Software Engineering Manager at Microsoft in Seattle HQ

  • Senior Software Engineering Manager at Beijing Advanced Technologies Center

  • GM of YY.com, assisted in YY.com IPO

  • He has built technical and operational teams of more than one hundred talents from ground up.

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Oscar Wong

(Singapore)

COO and Co-Founder

Eggplant Technologies

Bio:

  • VP of Asia-Pacific Digital River

  • Flexera GM of Greater China

  • BD Director of Motorola and Emerson

  • Over 20 years of technical and sales experience.  He has helped companies in Asia and Greater China to build sales teams and distribution systems from ground up.

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Yoel Naor

(Israel)

  • LinkedIn - Yoel

CEO

Silentium

​Bio:

  • Expert in auto-tech industry

  • 20 years of experience in product development, management and leadership in high tech companies.