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William Bao Bean

William Bao Bean

General Partner SOSV


William Bao Bean is the General Partner at SOSV, a venture capital fund with US$550m assets under management known as "the Accelerator VC.” At SOSV, he is the Managing Director of Chinaccelerator, SOSV’s cross border Internet accelerator and the first accelerator in Asia to have a unicorn go through its program Bitmex the #1 crypto exchange in the world by trading volume Batch 8 Fall 2015 and also the Managing Director of MOX, the mobile-only accelerator which gives free promotion to its apps to the 167m smartphone users on its distribution partner platform in SE Asia and India.

SOSV is the #3 Most Active Lead Investor in the world, the #5 most active angel and seed stage investor in 2018, the #4 in Blockchain and #7 in AI according to TechCrunch CrunchBase. William joined SOSV from SingTel Innov8 Ventures where he was Managing Director supporting China investments. While at Innov8 he led investments including Yodo1 - mobile games, GMobi - mobility, Demyst Data - fintech, and Lekan - a children's media platform acquired by Condé Nast.

Previously, William was a Partner at Softbank China & India Holdings, a venture capital firm backed by Softbank and Cisco. While at SoftBank he led investments in SRT - a China IDC platform and Playspan - a payment platform acquired by Visa (NYSE: V). William spent 11 years as an equity research analyst most recently with Deutsche Bank where he was responsible for Asia Internet and Telecom Equipment and China Tech, Media and Telecom and coverage analyst on IPOs including Alibaba, Kingsoft, and eLong (Expedia). In 2006 he was ranked #3 All-Asia analyst for Technology/Software and IT Services by Institutional Investor Magazine. In 2005, he was ranked #1 stock picker in Technology, Media and Telecom, and #3 overall for China/Hong Kong by Thompson Reuters Starmine.

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