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.
Tom Cole, Managing Partner
Tom joined CSC Group in 2015 as Managing Partner of the US operations, and opened the company’s first US office in Palo Alto, California. He executed Hone’s partnership with AngelList in October 2015, and has co-led investments into 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.
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, supporting 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, Accountant/Finance Team Coordinator
Ngan is an Accountant and Finance Team Coordinator 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.
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, Controller
Jamie is the Controller 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.
Jeff Zhong, Analyst
Jeff is responsible for preparing financial models and market research. Prior to Hone, Jeff interned as an internal auditor at KPMG and Ernst & Young and as a risk management intern for RWE. Jeff holds two degrees from Lehigh University, including a BS in Finance and a BS in Business Information Systems.
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 email@example.com.