Vince Chan and Joanna Cheung are the Co-Founders behind Creta Ventures.
Their strong educational backgrounds are the bedrock of the Creta philosophy, and
both are dedicated to nurturing educational advancement.
Their complementary skills, personalities and extensive professional careers
give them a depth and breadth of experience that is rare in today’s business world.
Former accountant, billion dollar credit fund manager, central banker, author and educator, Vince is a firm believer that the success she has enjoyed in life has been made possible by a passion for lifelong education.
Her early career saw her spend time with such global players as Deloitte & Touche, PwC, Hong Kong Monetary Authority and S&P’s. In 2006, Vince was invited to work with TCW Asset Management in Los Angeles. Within a year, she had built a $1 billion Asian asset management business, a 15-person cross-border investment team and formed Asia-Pacific partnerships with world-leading partners, Goldman Sachs and Barclays Capital. She rose to Head of Asia-Pacific within 5 years of graduating from Yale.
More recently, Vince has shifted her focus back to education by publishing two career guides, writing contributions for Forbes China and CEIBS Business Review, presenting at world-wide EdTech conferences and mentoring Schwarzman Scholars at Tsinghua University.
Vince brings a range of expertise to Creta Ventures, but of particular value is her exceptional experience in identifying, analysing and mitigating risk. Her keen eye for detail and ability to managing risk allow her to provide invaluable mentorship for businesses through growth phases, when evaluating investment opportunities and managing venture portfolio.
To add to this, Vince’s considerable experience with both Western and Eastern markets has enabled her to build an extensive EdTech investment network globally. The network of entrepreneurs, investors and incubators provides a stimulating source of investment opportunities, affording her deep insight into cross-border and cross-cultural business development.
A Hong Kong native, Vince holds an M.B.A from Yale University, an Executive M.B.A from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and B.Comm. summa cum laude from the University of Toronto. She is also U.S. CPA and CFA Charterholder.
Joanna’s long and decorated career has always been dedicated to realizing potential, both in herself and in others. After studying in the U.S., Joanna began working with Nomura International in Fixed Income and Sales Trading, before entering the Hong Kong startup scene.
Over the years, Joanna has turned her talents to running and co-founding a number of thriving ventures. She has worked with a long list of ventures in China, focusing on a wide range of sectors, including 8 Securities, a leading Hong Kong Fintech startup. Making use of her business acumen and entrepreneurial drive, she has also co-founded two technology companies operating in e-commerce, as well as TusMaker Global Network (TGN).
In 2014, Joanna founded City Champion International Limited. Since then, she has successfully guided the company’s core business of co-working spaces to grow into the largest investment-focused incubator in Hong Kong under TGN, the Tuspark Brand of Tus-Holdings. TGN is an entrepreneurial investment service platform operating internationally with a wide range of industries.
Further, Joanna was a Director at TUS International Limited (HK: 872), a leading mobility investment holding company, and is a General Partner at HBCC Fund, a rapidly-growing early-stage TMT fund focused in Hong Kong and China with total estimated asset under management of US$10 Million.
Joanna has developed a rigorous understanding of entrepreneurship, investment and networking throughout Hong Kong and mainland China. She brings a dynamic, open-minded perspective to Creta Ventures, and can assist businesses in building both academic and government networks in mainland China, as well as valuable business and tech community connections in Hong Kong.
A Hong Kong native, Joanna holds a B.A. in Economics from Brown University.