Patricia Poon

Managing Partner and Founder

Patricia sources AI startups in U.S., Europe and Asia offering automation, optimisation, personalisation and virtual employee solutions in both B2B and B2C markets. She acts as advisor to portfolio companies post investment. Her focus is on product market fit, scalability and viability of business model and team execution.

Previously Patricia was GM Asia of UK listed WH Smith, establishing new businesses and markets in Asia with full P&L ownership; GM Strategic Planning and Development of A.S. Watson, leading global initiatives and the post acquisition integration team of a CAC-listed French perfumery chain for the world's largest health and beauty retail group; Management Board and Business Strategy Director of a 3i funded UK digital infrastructure startup successfully raising Series A funding.

Patricia started her career executing deals and managing portfolio companies for Cornes Holdings, the family office of a branch of the Sir Y.K. Pao family in Hong Kong,

A native of Hong Kong, a French national and a permanent resident of Singapore, Patricia received her Sloan Masters in Management from London Business School, Master of Philosophy and PhD candidate qualification from Columbia University, New York and Bachelor of Arts from Sophia University, Tokyo.

Philippe Touati


Philippe deep dives into AI algorithm models, the technology architecture, and the applicability of the startup solutions to financial services and communications verticals. His focus is on building a portfolio of B2B AI startups enabling customer journey, new ecosystems and digital transformation for non-digital natives.

Previously, Philippe was the Head of Institutional Banking at ANZ Bank and MD/Co-head of the $1billion revenue Wholesale Bank at Standard Chartered Bank Singapore covering corporate, financial institutions and commercial clients in the region. His financial services experience also includes running Capital One Bank European operations functions.

Before financial services, Philippe had senior leadership positions in telecoms and technology where he designed a VLSI integrated circuit at Bell Labs, launched operations of New T&T, a HK telecom start-up, ran IT and operations for ICO global, a satellite MEO company and managed 6 operation centers at France Telecom.

Philippe has a Master of Science in Mathematics from Ecole Polytechnique, France as well as Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from both Telecom ParisTech and Columbia University, New York.

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