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Carman Chan

Founder & Managing Partner, Click Ventures

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As one of the top 5 Women to watch in Asia Tech (Nikkei Asian Review), Carman Chan is a veteran in the technology industry with decades of experience as an entrepreneur with multiple exits, a tech columnist and a globally recognized venture capitalist as well as investing in other emerging managers as an LP actively. Carman began her entrepreneurship journey when she was at university. In order to pursue her passion for the newly emerging Internet, she passed up a fully sponsored Ph.D. from Imperial College to become a serial Internet entrepreneur. Carman’s first company, English Street was acquired by HKET(0423.HK), a Hong Kong listed newspaper group. Her second company was merged with Hiiir in Taiwan and later acquired by FarEasTone (4904.TW). Carman is also a best-selling book author for several accelerated learning books. Spending eight years as a tech columnist for IT magazines, she wrote about internet business models and internet marketing strategy. After several successful exits Carman started Click Ventures, her angel fund. With a focus on providing seed to series A investment to technology startups, Click Ventures is differentiated by offering mentorship from entrepreneurs with over twenty years of first-hand experience. Click Ventures has grown into a leading venture capital fund, and named as one of the Most Consistently Top Performing Venture Capital Fund by Preqin in 2021, 2019 and 2018
respectively with all three funds in the top quartile! Since 2019 Click Ventures has transformed into a Single Family Office and in 2022, Click Ventures’ new Impact Initiative was selected by World Economic Forum as one of the 17 Top Innovative Funds globally. Click has close to 50 investments including Spotify.com, Docusign, Palantir.com, Memebox.com and Youappi.com. Due to her deep experience, Carman is frequently invited to speak or serve as a panel member for prestigious events around the world. Carman has been active in investing in emerging VC managers and have started to focus on this in 2021. Carman has invested in ten emerging VC funds so far including Sogal Ventures, Spartan Ventures, Shima Capital and more.

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