Poony­a­torn “Champ” Suthipongchai

Prestige (Thailand) - - THE VANGUARDS 40 UNDER 40 -

Man­ag­ing Part­ner, Cre­ative Ven­tures

Poony­a­torn or Champ is the first Thai to have founded a ven­ture cap­i­tal firm in Sil­i­con Val­ley by co-found­ing Cre­ative Ven­tures, a deep-tech ven­ture cap­i­tal fund that in­vests in Us-based star­tups and pro­vides them portfolios with ac­cess into South­east Asia mar­kets. His in­vest­ment fo­cus is on the in­dus­trial, health­care and agri­food sec­tors where he sees the great­est op­por­tu­ni­ties to gen­er­ate out­sized re­turn through part­ner­ship with fam­ily busi­nesses and con­glom­er­ates. Champ also serves as chief strat­egy of­fi­cer at his fam­ily busi­ness Sharp Thai City Elec­tric.

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