Founder and Chief Executive Officer, DYXnet Group
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Beyond Ventures
Lap Man is Founder and CEO of DYXnet Group, Greater China’s leading carrier-neutral network service provider, which launched in 1999. The company now runs some 200 Internet and network POPs (points-of-presence) in 59* cities and serves geographies that include Greater China, Singapore and Vietnam.
He is also Co-founder and Managing Partner of Beyond Ventures, a Hong Kong-based venture capital fund established by several serial Hong Kong entrepreneurs together with eGarden Ventures, a technology/media/telecoms-focused venture capital fund with an 18-year investment track record in mainland China. The fund is also supported by leading investment company Hony Capital, which manages more than US$10 billion in assets.
Before founding DYXnet Group, Man was one of the minds behind LinkAGE Online, which became Hong Kong’s largest corporate Internet service provider before being acquired by PSINet in 1998.
Man was honoured in the “Capital Leaders of Excellence” awards scheme in 2009 and appeared two years later in the “Excellence in Achievement of World Chinese Youth Entrepreneurs” rankings organised by the World Federation of Chinese Entrepreneurs Organization.
He was a winner in the 2012 “Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards” and later named one of the “Top 10 Most Innovative High Technology Innovators in Asia” by RHA Media. Man was also awarded a “Who’s Who Chinese Business Leader Honor Certificate” by the Asian College of Knowledge Management, then won the EY Entrepreneur of the Year China award in 2016.
Man graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor’s Degree in Japanese Studies and became interested in the Internet during an exchange program at Japan’s Sophia University in 1993.
*Two additional POPs go live over the next six to 12 months to achieve a total of 59.