William Bao Bean | Orbit Startups
William is Managing General Partner of Orbit Startups the first and longest running startup program in Asia with US$180m in assets under management. Orbit invests in startups with technology that drives impact in sustainability, digitizing traditional industries and economic independence including ecommerce, fintech, travel, media, health, education, and logistics across emerging and frontier markets Southeast and South Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas. Orbit provides hands-on support for cross border expansion, user acquisition, sales, partnerships, and fundraising. Orbit's program has helped its startups scale to 224m monthly active users. William joined Orbit from SingTel Innov8 Ventures where he was a founding Managing Director. Prior to that William was a Partner at Softbank China & India Holdings, a VC backed by Softbank and Cisco, leading investments in Greater China and South East Asia. William started his career in equity research most recently with Deutsche Bank where he was a top ranked analyst for Internet and Software in Asia and worked on the IPOs for Alibaba, Kingsoft, eLong (Expedia), OnMobile and Infoedge Naukri.