Announcing New EIR Geoffrey Handley
Taking your startups global is hard; that’s why mentorship is at the heart of what we do at Chinaccelerator. From Shanghai to Sydney, Sao Paulo to Seattle, our 250+ mentors have helped hundreds of companies grow, both those entering China as well as Chinese startups scaling globally.
In addition to the mentor network and our own awesome team, our Expert In Residence program provides companies with access to a hand-picked team of five highly sought after global professionals.
With that, we’re excited to welcome Geoffrey Handley to the Chinaccelerator family, as the newest member of our preeminent team of Experts In Residence.
China born and raised, Geoffrey is Founding Partner of Haitao Capital– the first China macro global venture fund. A 5-time founder, most notably of Snakk Media (NZX:SNK) and The Hyperfactory (acq’d NYSE:MDP), he is a respected advisor and investor.
Longtime friend of the SOSV family, Geoffrey has been an active mentor to CA companies since returning to Shanghai in 2015 after his Hyperfactory exit in New York.
“Geoffrey’s candid, contrarian thinking and status as a mobile visionary makes him an invaluable asset to our founders. His unique ‘Global-China’ experience is one of a kind.” says William Bao Bean, General Partner of Chinaccelerator and Managing Director of SOSV.
Geoffrey is bullish on China as an innovative economy with an unprecedented foundation in mobile engagement, communications, and payments. He has successfully facilitated collaboration between global companies and China for over 20 years, developing both enterprise and consumer strategies for brands including Adidas, L’Oreal, Unilever and others.
He commented, “I’ve been a big fan of William and the team at Chinaccelerator. The startups are diverse and ambitious, like China itself. The next generation of global companies we admire will come out of these doors and I’m excited to be a part of that.”
We’re looking forward to facilitating synergies between his divergent perspective and our startups disruptive, unrelenting visions.
Welcome on-board, Geoffrey!
Chinaccelerator is currently running Batch 11. It is operated by the venture fund SOSV with $300M AUM operating eight global accelerators. Chinaccelerator offers three months of rigorous guidance, training and resources from mentors, partners and investors. See more information here.
You can find more about Geoffrey on his LinkedIn, including some of his articles and opinion editorials: https://www.linkedin.com/in/geoffreyhandley/