CSC Venture Capital has rebranded to Hone Capital. We hone in on superior investment opportunities, separating signal from noise.
Daisy Chew, Operations Manager
Daisy is the Operations Manager at Hone Capital. Prior to Hone, Daisy was Senior Learning Programs Executive at Spitfire Strategies, a national communication firm, where she managed the daily operations of its San Francisco office and orchestrated training programs for nonprofit organizations and philanthropic foundations across the U.S. and around the world. Daisy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business from San Francisco State University.
Cassandra Doeng, Associate
After graduating from Central University for Nationalities with degrees in Chemistry (BS) and Applied Psychology (MA), Cassandra joined CSC’s China office in 2012 where she worked in fund management, operations (business management and team performance), domestic and international investments, deal evaluation, and advising new venture teams. She helped launch start-ups specializing in creative education and online investment platforms. Cassandra currently focuses on sourcing technology-driven deals in the US and helping companies to enter China, as well as portfolio analysis and management.
Purvi Gandhi, Chief Financial Officer/Partner
Purvi has over 20 years of experience in CFO roles in the international investment management industry, across Silicon Valley and Asia, along with startup company experience. Through her roles as CFO at H&Q Asia Pacific (spin-out from JP Morgan Chase), Taiyo Pacific and Allegis Capital, Purvi was involved in private equity, venture capital, public equities/hedge funds, and distressed assets. As CFO of healthcare informatics start-up MedVantage, she helped lead the company through a Series A round at a valuation of $30M, and scaled it from 12 to 60 employees prior to its acquisition by IMS. Beyond core CFO expertise, Purvi has in-depth experience in capital raising and operational expansion in Asia, and has served as a strategic advisor and board member to startups in the US and Asia. Purvi started her career at Deloitte and also worked at Charles Schwab. Purvi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from UC Berkeley. She passed the CPA exam in the State of California.
Elaine He, Analyst
Elaine is an Analyst at Hone Capital, responsible for both quantitative and qualitative analysis in real estate acquisition, asset management and fundraising. Prior to joining Hone, Elaine served as a part-time project associate on the real estate team at Anbang Insurance Group in New York. Elaine holds a BA degree with double majors in Financial Economics and Statistics from the University of Rochester and a MSE degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
Kendrick Kho, Associate
Kendrick is an Associate at Hone Capital, leading the development and use of Hone’s quantitative tools. Prior to joining Hone Capital, he worked in renewable energy, virtual reality, consumer electronics, and management consulting. Kendrick holds three degrees from Stanford University: an MS in Management Science and Engineering, a BS in Science, Technology, and Society, and a BS in Earth Systems.
Ngan Larnauti, Accounting Manager
Ngan is an Accounting Manager at Hone Capital. Prior to Hone, Ngan was Assistant Director at Academy of Art University, the largest privately owned art and design school, where she managed a team of 22 employees and oversaw daily operations including publications, audits, financial management and CRM systems. Ngan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development from UC Davis and an MBA from University of Phoenix.
Li Li, General Counsel
Li was appointed Co-President of CSC Group in 2015, and oversees CSC’s legal affairs related to overseas investments, M&A, and risk management. Prior to CSC, Li was a partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and Chief Representative in the firm’s Beijing Office. Li has over 20 years of experience working with major international law firms in New York, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing. She advised clients on mergers and acquisitions matters, including representing multinationals in direct investments in China and representing Chinese companies in M&A transactions overseas, capital markets, private equity, finance and general corporate matters. Li holds a J.D. degree from Columbia University.
Vishnu Nair, Data Engineer
Vishnu Nair is a Data Engineer at Hone Capital playing a lead role in the engineering and data science efforts. With prior industry experience of 3 years as a Software Engineer and an Analyst, his fields of interest include Big Data, Machine Learning, Distributed Systems, Cryptography, Cybersecurity. Vishnu holds a BS from VIT University in Computer Science and Engineering, and an MS from Johns Hopkins University in Computer and Information Systems Security.
My Nguyen, Office Manager
My is the Office Manager at Hone Capital. Prior to Hone, she was an administrative assistant and marketing coordinator for a premier solar PV installation company in Mountain View. My has a background in journalism, having worked in several newsrooms – big and small – as a copy editor, page designer and digital editor. She graduated from San Jose State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.
Jamie Wong, VP of Finance
Jamie is the VP of Finance at Hone Capital. She has over 15 years of experience in the venture capital industry, starting her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in their Venture Capital Tax Team. After PWC, she held numerous positions with the finance teams at Sequoia Capital, Mayfield Fund, Versant Ventures and 5AM Ventures. Jamie graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor of Science degree in Managerial Economics.
Veronica Wu, Managing Partner
Veronica was appointed Co-President of CSC Group in 2015 to lead its international expansion into the United States, and is a Managing Partner of Hone Capital. After spearheading Hone’s partnership with AngelList, she co-led investments in over 100 high quality technology companies. Prior to Hone Capital, Veronica served as Vice President of Tesla Motors overseeing its China Operations, and launched the company into China in 2014. Prior to Tesla, Veronica led the launch of Apple’s Education and Enterprise business in China from 2006-2013. Previously, Veronica held senior positions at Motorola and McKinsey & Company. Veronica holds a BS from Yale University in Applied Mathematics, and an MS & PhD in Industrial Engineering Operations Research from UC Berkeley.
Tom Cole, Venture Partner
Tom joined CSC Group in 2015. He participated in investing in 100+ high-quality technology companies. Tom has spent his career in Silicon Valley as a venture capitalist and angel investor, startup CEO, and entrepreneur with a diverse and proven 25-year track record across the software, Internet, and e-commerce sectors. Prior to Hone Capital, Tom was CEO at Beau-coup, a privately-held e-commerce startup, where he led the company through a strategic M&A exit. Prior to Beau-coup, he was a General Partner at Trinity Ventures, where he spent a decade investing in early-stage software, technology and Internet companies. Previously Tom was a software developer at Oracle, Wells Fargo, and two startups. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from Yale University, and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Jeff Lo, Venture Partner
Jeff is a Venture Partner at Hone Capital. He has more than 11 years of investment management expertise spanning early-stage technology investing, portfolio management, and global macro trading. He was most recently the Founder and General Partner of Arena Ventures. Prior to that he was the Managing Director at Fortress Investment Group in New York, where he ran private technology investments for the family office of Mike Novogratz and was a Portfolio Manager for the Fortress Macro Fund since January 2013. Jeff has also been investing extensively in early-stage startups for Lo Enterprises, his personal investment vehicle, since 2010.
Jonathan Abelmann, Senior Advisor
Jonathan was a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Invitation Homes, the largest owner & operator of single family rental properties in the US. He focused on corporate strategy and investments as the business scaled to more than 50,000 homes in 14 major markets and helped Invitation Homes become the most dominant technology-forward brand in the single family rental category. Prior to Invitation Homes, Jonathan worked in real estate private equity at Starwood Capital. Jonathan graduated from Brigham Young University where he received his BS in accounting.
Leslie B. Fox, Strategic Advisor
From March 2014 until March 2016, Leslie served as the Chief Operating Officer of Invitation Homes, the largest owner/operator of single family housing rentals in the United States. Invitation Homes sponsored by Blackstone acquired over 50,000 homes in three years and currently has an equity value in excess of $10 billion. In her two years at Invitation Homes Leslie was responsible for transforming the company into the best performing single family rental housing operator in the United States. Leslie has seasoned 30 Year Real Estate Executive (EVP- Equity Residential, COO – American Residential Communities, COO Lexford Residential Trust). Prior to Invitation Homes, she served In Various Industry Leadership Roles (National Rental Home Council, National Multi Family Housing Council). Leslie holds a B.A. from University of Colorado and a J.D. and M.B.A. from the University of Denver.
Herbert Henzler, Advisor
Herbert Henzler is the former German office head and European chairman of McKinsey & Company. He is an advisor and board member of several leading companies, including Credit Suisse, Moelis & Company and FC Bayern München. Henzler has been an associate lecturer at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich since 1986, an honorary professor at the Faculty of Business Administration and visiting professor of the Skolkovo Moscow Business School. He studied business administration at the Universities of Saarbrücken and Munich and did his post-graduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He also received a Ph.D. at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
Eric Woo, Advisor
Eric is a seasoned venture capital professional who has played a key role in deploying over $150 million into early-stage fund and direct investments. Most recently, Eric was a senior member of the investment team at Top Tier Capital where he was responsible for investing in seed and micro VC managers. Currently, Eric is a consultant and adviser to a number of venture capital firms and startups. He is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
How We Invest
Through unique partnerships, and proprietary research and analytics, we have created an efficient approach to building a diversified and selective seed stage portfolio.
- Hone’s partnership with AngelList, the world’s largest fundraising platform for start-ups, enables access to a large number of seed stage companies
- Our key partners also include a network of entrepreneurs, sector experts, well-connected angel investors, and Micro VC firms. Learn More
- We apply a rigorous data-driven approach to analyze deal-specific information in our proprietary model to identify those start-ups with the greatest potential for superior returns
Hone Capital is the U.S. arm of CSC Group, one of the largest and most successful private equity and venture capital firms in China.
Hone Capital was established in 2015 and has invested over $100MM in early to growth stage startups in the technology sector, using our proprietary data-driven intelligence platform and our network of deep relationships with syndicate leads, sector experts, and VC firms.
CSC Group was founded in 2000 in Shenzhen as the first large-scale PE investment management firm in China. Today, CSC Group has more than $10B in AUM.
Hone Capital expects its team, at all times, to commit to doing business in a manner that is ethical and compliant with all applicable law, and has a zero-tolerance policy for harassment, discrimination and all other forms of improper conduct. If you have concerns, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.