William is a Partner at SOSV and the Managing Director of Chinaccelerator, China’s the first startup accelerator based in Shanghai.
William joined SOSV from SingTel Innov8 where he was Managing Director supporting China investment activities. While at Innov8 he led investments in Yodo1 (mobile games), Gmobi (Android platform), Lekan (childrens video platform), and Massive Impact (mobile advertising) among others. Previously William was a Partner at Softbank China & India Holdings, an early stage venture capital firm backed by Softbank of Japan and Cisco. While at SoftBank he led investments in Silk Road Telecom or SRT (mobile enterprise cloud SaaS), Playspan (payment platform acquired by Visa), Punch Entertainment (mobile game developer acquired by DeNA) and Peacesoft (Vietnam eCommerce and payment platform).
William began his career as an equity research analyst most recently with Deutsche Bank where he was responsible for Internet and Telecom Equipment across Asia and China technology, media and telecom. In addition he covered Digital Media and Telecom Equipment companies at Bank of America Securities in San Francisco and PCs and Enterprise Hardware at Bear Stearns in New York. William began his technology investment career 18 years ago as a technology analyst in Taiwan.