Team

We are a team of deep thinkers. We're engineers, and scientists, and entrepreneurs. We wonder and we ponder. We look for questions before we seek for answers, and we are relentless until we find them. We believe in being problem-first. We focus on global problems and in empowering the audacious entrepreneurs who solve them. We believe in being proactive in seeking what is deemed impossible by others and fighting for it. We believe in being held accountable for our performance, repeatability, and consistency.

Members

As the first Thai venture firm founder in Sillicon Valley and the Chief Strategy Officer of his family business -- SHARP in Thailand -- Champ is uniquely qualified to bring together U.S. startups with forward thinking Asian corporates to create breakthrough outcomes.

Champ Suthipongchai
Managing Partner

James is a general partner at Creative Ventures and a co-founder of Lioness, currently serving as CTO and COO. Previously, he spearheaded the pilot launch announcement and branding for Google X's Makani project, led a team of analysts overseeing billions in client assets at Bridgewater Associates, and co-founded and managed a consulting group specializing in microfinance in the developing world.

James Wang
General Partner

Alex brings a blend of technical & business acumen to the firm, leveraging his background as a scientist, engineer, and operator. Prior roles included work at the California Clean Energy Fund (CalCEF), the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (ARPA-E), and Prelude Ventures.

Alex Luce
General Partner

After working at a startup in the first dotcom boom, Ted became a C level executive at one of the fastest growing construction companies in Asia. An experienced investor and advisor, Ted is an expert on helping startups work with large conglomerates.

Ted Thirapatana
Partner

Daniel is the founder of a tech-landing pad in Asia, FutureWard. With his experience as an international business development executive, Dan has been helping startups and tech companies expanded their business in Asia.

Daniel Lin
Partner

Kulika is a biotechnologist with an entrepreneurial background. As a co-founder and former CEO of a biotech startup, she brings technical expertise and operational business development experience to Creative.

Kulika Chomvong
Senior Associate

Drew is an ex-strategy consultant who led the expansion and partnerships for big unicorns in Asia. Her experiences in regional expansion is benefit to all the companies that want to execute their business expansion in SEA.

Drew Suthipongchai
Senior Associate

Stamp is an ex-management consultant and he was the project leader of multimillions digital projects. His knowledge in project management and marketing is ready to support both Creative and its portfolio companies.

Stamp Suksantiswad
Senior Associate

Orn is an experienced office manager in big conglomerates. Here at Creative, she helps solidify and synergize our working multi-office working cultures.

Orn Orpong
Office Manager

Advisors

Managing Director of Montreux Equity Partners, a US-based private equity fund with healthcare focus. Previously Partner at PricewaterhouseCooper and Berkeley International

Mike Mayer
Advisor

30 years of experience as CMO of Taco Bell, Campbell’s Soup, and Del Monte. Currently Sales and Marketing Professor at UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business

Bill Pearce
Advisor

Linda is the serial founder of robotics companies. Her expertise and network in advanced robotics is helping Creative in exclusive deal sourcing and diligence processes.

Linda Pouliot
Technical Advisor

Managing Partner of Big Idea Ventures, focused on food technologies. He was the first employee in Asia for multiple alternative protein unicorns and led business expansion in Asia for Google and Microsoft.

Christian Cadeo
Technical Advisor

Managing Partner of FTW Ventures, Food focused VC fund in Silicon Valley. Brian help Creative due diligence with his deep expertise and network in food industry.

Brian Frank
Technical Advisor

John is the legal counsel of a unicorn company in SEA. His expertise can help in cross-border expansion of the portfolio companies.

John A. Cordova
Technical Advisor