Sumitomo Corporation Equity Asia
Francis Wong is an Executive Director and a BoD member of Sumitomo Corporation Equity Asia (“SCEA”), the Asian corporate venture capital arm of Sumitomo Corporation, one of the largest global trading conglomerates in Japan. SCEA primarily nurtures and invests in next generation technology startups in Asia that brings mutual strategic benefit to both Sumitomo Corporation and the startups themselves. Mr. Wong has more than 25 years of experience in technical, operation, and venture capital investing in China and Asia. As a member of the board of director of SCEA, he is responsible for driving the company’s investment strategy.
Prior to SCEA, Mr. Wong was an Assistant Vice President with Walden International investing in emerging technology ventures in Asia. Prior to venture capital, he spent the entire 90s in the telecom industry engaging in various key roles covering network services, product development, project management and business development. Mr. Wong is a professional engineer by training, with a Bachelor Degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, a Master of Science in Computer Science from The University of Manchester, UK, and his MBA from the Strathclyde Graduate School of Business, Scotland