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3.1 Primary Investors
OpenPort is backed by leading global private equity funds Susquehanna International, Caldera Pacific Ventures and Wavemaker Partners. Other investors include the former Chairman of GoGoVan, the first major mobile logistics company in Asia, valued at over 1 billion USD.
Susquehanna International Group of Companies (SIG)
Since 1987, the Susquehanna International Group of Companies (SIG) has grown from a trading firm on the Philadelphia Stock Exchange to one of the largest privately held financial institutions in the world. With more than 1,500 employees worldwide, SIG sits at the helm of the latest trends and developments in trading and market making, institutional sales, research, private equity, and venture capital. SIG has offices across North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
Caldera Pacific Ventures
Caldera Pacific Ventures provides growth capital to early-stage companies in Asia Pacific. Caldera Pacific aspires to be the partner of choice for high quality companies that seek long-term capital to execute a growth strategy. Through active involvement, Caldera Pacific works with management teams to develop their businesses, implement strategies and adapt to inevitable market changes.
Wavemaker Partners is an early stage venture capital firm established in 2003 with offices in Los Angeles and Singapore. Its founders are entrepreneurs who’ve built and exited businesses themselves. US-based investments include MindBody (NASDAQ: MB), DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) and StyleHaul (acquired by RTL). Singapore-based investments include Luxel (acquired by LVMH), ArtofClick (acquired by Xurpas) and Pie (acquired by Google). Wavemaker is the Southern California and Southeast Asia representative of the Draper Venture Network (DVN).
Gabriel Fong – Global Board of Directors, Seed Investor
An experienced private equity, hedge fund and real estate investor, Gabriel is the Chairman of Fenix Global Investors and a prominent angel investor, advisor and board member to numerous start-ups, including GogoVan where he served as Executive Chairman. Gabriel started his career at Goldman Sachs, moving to Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and later Morgan Stanley, before becoming Managing Director, Head of Asia Special Situations at Och-Ziff Capital Management. A resident of Hong Kong, Gabriel received a BA from Cambridge University.