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Web Summit 2019 - Opening Night

William Bao Bean

General Partner | SOSV

William is a General Partner at SOSV – The Accelerator VC – the #5 most active angel and seed stage investor in the world 2018 with US$740m assets under management.  

At SOSV he is the Managing Director of Chinaccelerator, the first startup accelerator to launch in Asia and the first and only active accelerator in Asia to have a unicorn go through its program – Bitmex a leading crypto exchange in the world, and also the Founder and Managing Director of MOX – the Mobile Only Accelerator which provides startups with free user acquisition to the 90m smartphone users on the platform. William joined SOSV from SingTel Innov8 Ventures where he was a founding Managing Director supporting Greater China investments.

Prior to that William was a General Partner at Softbank China & India Holdings, a venture capital firm backed by Softbank and Cisco, leading investments in China and South East Asia. William started his career in equity research most recently with Deutsche Bank where he was top ranked analyst in Asia Internet and China Tech, Media and Telecom and worked on IPOs and investments for Alibaba, Kingsoft, eLong (Expedia China), OnMobile, Rediff and Naukri.