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William Rudebeck
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Will co-founded Bite in 2018 having previously co-founded VCP Advisors (now VCP Apex), in 2009. In 2019, Will stepped down as CEO to become Co-Chairman of VCP Apex and CEO of Bite. Before founding VCP, Will specialised in investment banking within the financial institutions group at HSBC, Grisons Peak and Danske Bank.

Henry Talbot-Ponsonby
Co-Founder, President
Henry co-founded Bite in 2018 having previously co-founded VCP Advisors (now VCP Apex), in 2009. In 2021, Henry stepped down as CEO to become Co-Chairman of VCP Apex and President of Bite. Henry also sits on the Investment Committee of Bite Asset Management. Henry began his career in law, working as a Barrister in London, before joining Grisons Peak, a financial institutions focused investment banking firm.
Farah Esmail
Chief People Officer
Farah joined the VCP Apex in 2016 and is now Bite’s Chief People Officer. Farah has over 15 years’ experience working in financial services and has previously worked for Skyline Capital Management, DVB Bank and Hawkpoint Partners in a variety of operational roles. She has a Modern Languages degree from Bristol University.
Henry Reynolds
Chief Operating Officer
Henry is Chief Operating Officer for Bite, having joined from VCP Apex. Previously Henry worked for TMF Group where he held a number of senior roles, including Chief of Staff. Before joining TMF, Henry qualified as an accountant at PWC, having spent four years in the British army leaving as a captain. Henry graduated from the University of Bristol.
Anna Hellstrand
Chief Marketing Officer

Anna is Bite’s Chief Marketing Officer and is based in the London office. Prior to this, she spent five years working for strategic communications firm Kreab, where she advised clients including prominent European fintech companies, investors and financial services firms on communications and public affairs issues. She is also a former Political Advisor and Head of PR for the Moderate Party in Malmoe, Sweden. In addition to this, she has lived and worked in Sweden, Germany and the UK. Anna holds a BSc in Media and Communication from Lund University, Sweden.

Mark Jennings
Head of Partnerships
Mark is Head of Partnerships for Bite, having joined from VCP Apex. Mark brings over 20 years of industry experience, having previously held positions in capital raising, high net worth client advisory, portfolio management and trading at Morgan Stanley, LOM Securities, The Blackstone Group / GSO Capital and Alliance Bernstein.
Benjamin Zhang
Chief Technology Officer
Benjamin is the Chief Technology Officer of Bite and is located in Nanjing, China. Previously Benjamin Founded Ten Maker Technology and Nutshell Technology, building financial technology for numerous companies, including leading alternative investment manager Pantheon Asset. Before founding Ten Maker and Nutshell, he was Product and Project Director at Suning.com, one of the largest online retailers in China where he led a team of 200 developers.
Tom Hamilton
Chief Information Officer
Tom is Bite’s Chief Information Officer and is based in the London office. He joined Bite from GPG where he was the Head of Architecture for the European Energy Trading Organisation. He has over 20 years’ experience of senior IT roles across an extensive list of Blue Chip organisations including JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank, ABN Amro, BP and BJSS.
Anna Baráth
Head of Fund Investments
Anna is the Head of Fund Investments of Bite, based in Bite’s London office. She joined Bite in 2021 from KIC, the $180bn sovereign wealth fund of South Korea, where she was a Senior Investment Manager allocating to private equity and credit across funds and co-investments. Prior to KIC, she worked in the Private Markets team of the £80bn Universities Superannuation Scheme. Her experience in private markets spans nearly a decade, during which she worked on combined capital commitments of $4.4bn, with 41 fund and co-investment deals completed in private equity, credit, infrastructure and real estate. At Bite, Anna will lead the fund sourcing, selection and diligence activities of Bite. A British and Hungarian national, Anna holds an MA in Finance from IE Business School and a BA in International Business Economics from Corvinus University of Budapest. She is a CFA charter holder.
Charlie von Moll
Head of Europe
Charlie joined Bite from the $35B alternative asset manager Davidson Kempner Capital Management, where he spent almost a decade running multi asset trading for Asia, focussing on corporate M&A, private credit, distressed credit and high yield trading, throughout the region. Before that Charlie was at Odey Asset Management in London, trading on the highly successful flagship global multi-strategy hedge fund, where they were one of the top performing hedge funds globally throughout the turbulent financial crisis years. Charlie started his career at HSBC in London on the equity finance desk.
Vicky Mao
Head of Direct Investments

Vicky (Xiaotian) Mao is Bite’s Head of Direct Investments and is based in Bite’s Shanghai office. Vicky joined Bite in 2019 from VCP Apex, where she rose to Managing Director and Partner and in 2017 moved from London to Shanghai to open and build out VCP Apex’s China business. Before VCP Apex, Vicky worked for Standard Bank in Hong Kong having previously spent a number of years at PwC. She has an MBA from Said Business School, University of Oxford.

Mark Cottenham
Head of Operations
Mark leads Bite’s Operations in China and is based in Shanghai. Mark joined BITE from VCP Apex where he previously served as Director. Mark began his career at Morgan Stanley in London, UK, before moving to China in 2010. Prior to VCP Apex, Mark was the General Manager of Times Education, Partner of Bridging the Gap China and Deputy Secretary General of the China Kunming Finance and Logistics Association.
Max Fenn
Managing Director

Max set up a wealth management recruitment agency in Hong Kong in 2012 working with financial intermediaries across Asia, US and Europe. He moved to Malaysia to open a financial services consultancy servicing FTSE 100 companies, financial advisory firms and family offices on recruitment as well as distribution of alternative investments in private equity, infrastructure and venture capital. Prior to joining Bite, Max was focusing on fundraising and deal origination across the ESG and impact investing ecosystem, as well as developing technology transfer links and co-investment strategies with government agencies, impact investors and accelerators in Asia.

Mel Ghadban
Managing Director
Mel is a Managing Director of Bite and leads our Singapore office. Mel has joined Bite from Oreana Wealth Management Singapore where he was the CEO. Mel brings over 20 years of experience to the business in Wealth, Consulting, and Funds Management with networks across Australia, Asia and the Middle East. Commencing his career as a financial adviser with Westpac Banking Corporation, Mel then worked with BT Wealth and Macquarie Wealth Management as part of their management teams.
Alex Seymour
Chief Legal Officer
Alex is Bite’s General Counsel and is based in the London office. He joined Bite in 2022 from JP Morgan where he ran transaction management for the EMEA and APAC real estate finance desk. He has over 20 years’ experience in financial services having previously worked for Cheyne Capital, Deutsche Pfandbriefbank and Clifford Chance. Alex holds a law degree from the University of Oxford and is a qualified solicitor.
Justin Mason

Global Head of Sales

Justin joined Bite Investments from the Blackstone subsidiary La Trobe Financial, a $14bn private credit asset manager (whom was recently sold to Brookfield Asset Management in March 2022). Justin was a senior manager of client partnerships across the wealth management industry. Justin has a career spanning 20+ years, where he has held several senior management roles, located across North America, Europe and Asia, focusing on the build out of sales and business development initiatives. Justin began his career at Lehman Brothers in 1998, where he was a Director of the Pan European Equity Sales team.
Hugh Carnegie
Head of Client Solutions
Hugh is Head of Client Solutions at Bite and is based in the London Office. Hugh joined Bite from British Chamber of Commerce in China where he worked with members to deliver events. Prior to working at the British Chamber of Commerce, Hugh studied at several of the world’s top universities; Tsinghua University, University of Edinburgh, and University of Texas at Austin.
Matt Purcell
Finance Director
Based in London, Matthew is Bite’s Finance Director. Matthew spent the initial part of his career working in a financial and business management roles in structured finance at Barclays Capital before moving into senior finance roles in a number of fast scaling technology and Fintech companies. Qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG, and a qualified Corporate Treasurer, Matthew previously graduated from Oxford University with a first-class degree in Physics. He also holds a second degree in Computer Science.
Jenny Linder
Senior Marketing Manager

Jenny is Bite’s Senior Marketing Manager, based in the London office. Joining Bite from Fisher Investments, Jenny has over a decade of experience in SaaS and financial services working with the likes of Fidelity, BlackRock/iShares, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Aberdeen Asset Managers and Citi. Throughout her career Jenny has lived and worked in London and New York running marketing in APAC, EMEA and North America. Jenny holds an MA (Hons) in Anthropology from the University of Aberdeen.

Rob Hunt
Director

Rob has spent the last 20 years, working for leading financial institutions, straddling both the alternative asset management and financial technology sectors. Rob began his career at Redburn Partners, before moving to Absolute Capital Management and then onto Société General. Since leaving Société General, Rob has held a variety of senior and / or advisory roles with leading fintech firms such as, Bloomberg, Ravenpack, Eze Castle Integration and more recently Cirro Solutions, where he was Head of Financial Services, providing a range of SaaS Solutions and managed services to alternative asset management firms.

Sean Rogers
Director

Sean has worked for leading financial institutions, straddling both the alternative asset management and financial technology sectors. Sean joined Bite from Datasite, a leading SaaS provider (recently acquired by CapVest) and before that he worked at Preqin, the leading provider of data, analytics, and insights to the alternative asset management industry. Sean began his career at IHS Markit (now merged with NYSE listed S&P Global).

Margarita Kouklaki Ntourou
Communications Manager

Margarita is Bite’s Communications Manager. Prior to this, she was at Lansons, working within the financial services industry, advising clients from asset management to banks and fintechs. For her work at Lansons, she was shortlisted for Headlinemoney’s 2022 Rising Star PR Professional of the Year award. Margarita holds an MA (with distinction) in International PR and Global Communications Management and a BA in Journalism from Cardiff University. A volunteer for the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), she sits on the committee of one of its largest sectoral groups, CIPR International, and has been a CIPR Accredited PR Practitioner since 2021.

Simon Ecclefield
Investment Director (Investment Committee Member)
Simon sits on Bite’s investment committee and is based in the Cayman Islands. Simon has worked in global markets for over 36 years, beginning his career at Kleinwort Benson in 1976 and then moved to Morgan Grenfell in New York. Following positions at BZW, Robert Fleming and Alex Brown, he was approached to help set up Collins Stewart in New York, helping grow the team from 7 to over 100 people. Simon led the Global Sales Trading desk at JP Morgan Cazenove from 2008 until 2014, when he left to take up a limited number of non-executive directorships.
VCP Apex
VCP Apex is a provider of financial, advisory and capital raising services for corporate and fund manager clients. We have unique family office and institutional investor relationships with deep expertise in alternative investments. Long-term, deep and trusted partnerships lie at the heart of our business. VCP Advisors entered into a joint venture with the Apex Group Ltd. and re-branded to VCP Apex in September 2021. The VCP Apex team has completed over 70 mandates, advising on over $20bn alternative transactions.
JMP

JMP securities is a part of JMP Group, that provides a wide range of products and services to institutional and high-net-worth investors.

Apex

Apex Group Ltd., established in Bermuda in 2003, is a global financial services provider. With over 80 offices worldwide and 10,000 employees, Apex delivers an extensive range of services to asset managers, allocators and financial institutions. The Group has continually improved and evolved its capabilities to offer a single-source solution through establishing the broadest range of products in the industry; including fund services, bank account opening, depositary, custody and super ManCo solutions.

Western Technology Investment

Founded in 1980, Western Technology Investment (WTI) has provided over $6 billion of debt and equity capital to technology and life science companies ranging from early-stage private companies to publicly traded companies. As a private firm with a track record of success through many economic cycles, WTI has an exceptionally stable capital base for being highly responsive, risk tolerant and creative in addressing each company’s unique capital requirements. WTI’s successful investment track record and extensive business experience ensures that they fully understand the unpredictability inherent in growth businesses, resulting in WTI’s consistently strong alignment with a company’s management team and equity investors.

Delta Capital
Founded in 2010, Delta Capital is a leading venture capital investment firm in China. Delta Capital has a highly experienced team that leverage the firm’s extensive operating and investment experience to institutionalize portfolio companies and realize operational improvements. Delta Capital has been recognized as an industry leader having been awarded numerous titles in China, such as the “Top 50 Domestic VC/PE Firms” awarded by Zero2IPO, China Venture, and “Top 20 Domestic VC/PE Firms” by The Capital. Additionally, more than 15 of their portfolio companies have been awarded ’Top Enterprise’ by the professional ranking firms in the VC industry.
Fin Capital

Fin Capital is focused on Enterprise SaaS FinTech companies in the US and EU/UK, principally in six sub-sectors: Embedded Finance, Asset Management/Capital Markets, CFO Tech Stack, InsurTech, Blockchain Enterprise Applications, and Enabling Tech/Infrastructure. As former corporate and start-up operators, the Fin Capital team takes an active value-added approach, leveraging its Operating Playbook to steward its portfolio companies.

Lingfeng Capital

Lingfeng Capital is a leading growth equity firm, headquartered in Singapore, with offices in HK, Beijing and Haikou, focused on fast growing fintech sectors in Asia Pacific.

Innovation Technology Venture Fund

The Innovation and Technology Venture Fund (ITVF) was set up by the Hong Kong Government in 2017 with a view to attract more venture capital (VC) funds to co-invest in local innovation and technology (I&T) startups in Hong Kong. The ITVF, through a special-purpose vehicle “The Innovation and Technology Venture Fund Corporation”, co-invests with VC funds selected as Co-investment Partners in eligible local I&T startups.

Click Ventures

Founded by Carman Chan, Click Ventures is a seed to series A venture capital fund based in Hong Kong and Singapore, investing in technology startups in Asia and North America. The firm focuses on mobile and internet companies that can acquire scalable assets and create a network effect. Furthermore, these companies act as a strategic investors, supporting Click Ventures portfolio companies through their global networks and Growth Lab.

InnoVen Capital

Established as a JV between Seviora (a wholly owned subsidiary of Temasek) and United Overseas Bank, InnoVen Capital is now Asia’s leading venture lending platform.

10X Capital

10X Capital is a New York based venture firm that invests in early stage, high growth technology ventures. Their portfolio companies include Robinhood, DraftKings (Nasdaq: DKNG), Shift (Nasdaq: SFT), Palantir (NYSE: PLTR), Wish (Nasdaq: WISH) and others. 10X Capital invests across the capital structure, alongside the world’s top technology investors, promoting Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. They align Wall Street & Silicon Valley by bringing institutional capital to high growth ventures in private & public markets, via venture capital, capital markets & SPACs.

INNOSPACE+

INNOSPACE+ is an incubator based in Shanghai. Innospace Angel fund is an early stage investment fund under INNOSPACE+. It focuses on early and growth stage (seed, angel and series A) equity investments in domestic startup companies. It has invested in more than 50 companies, including Wuta Camera, Jiyu Technology, Ziyan Drone, Mi Fang Technology and others. The current focus is on traditional industry upgrade, big consumption and next generation innovative technologies.

Hugo Van Vredenburch

Currently serves as Executive Chairman of Interactive Investor UK. He joined Goldman Sachs in 1992, where he rose to Managing Director and Partner taking co-leadership of the Pan-European Equities Franchise. In 2005, he served as CEO of Equity Trust. In 2010, he became CEO of TMF Group, which later merged with Equity Trust. Earlier in his career, he was an analyst and subsequently CIO at Tokyo Pacific Holdings.

Tim Freshwater

Tim was non-executive Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asia Bank, non-executive director of Swire Pacific Limited and Savills PLC. He is a former non-executive director of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (2000-2006 and 2012-2018). He served as Chairman and Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asia Investment Bank, Chairman of Jardine Fleming, and partner of Slaughter and May London and Hong Kong.

Gareth Barr

Gareth has 30+ years of cross-sector international experience, leading technology organizations and driving transformations in roles including CTO at KPMG LLP and Global Head of Engineering for The Blackstone Group. He is also the founder of Oakland East LLC, a boutique advisory and consulting practice; as well as a mentor, thought leader, and contributing author to the National CIO Review.

Kristen Dickey

Kristen had a distinguished 20+ year career with BlackRock Inc, where she served as a Managing Director and member of the Global Operating Committee for the firm. Kristen is the managing partner and investor for a family office fund, Seaview Capital, LLC. She currently sits on the corporate boards for BNY Mellon Investment Management ETF Trust, where she is one of the founding Trustees; Marstone Inc., a digital wealth platform in New York; and Aperture Investors LLC, an investment management firm delivering active management with performance-linked fees. She also sits on the advisory boards for Girls Who Invest and the Council for Economic Education. She is a member of the Board Trustees for Friends of the Highline and chairs the Investment Committee for their endowment.

Todd Ruppert

Todd has 40 years of experience in the financial services industry. He retired from T. Rowe Price, the global asset management firm with over $1.0 trillion under management, where he was CEO and president of T. Rowe Price Global Investment Services, co-president, T. Rowe Price International, and a member of the operating steering committee of the T. Rowe Price Group. He is currently a venture partner at Greenspring Associates, a US based venture capital firm with over $9 billion under management. He is also a senior advisor to SenaHill Partners, a FinTech merchant bank, and Motive Partners, an investment firm focused on technology businesses in the financial services sector.

Carman Chan

Carman is the Founder and CEO of Click Ventures, a Hong Kong and Singaporean based VC, which is one of the top ranked venture managers (in 2019 Preqin ranked Click Ventures as one of the most consistently top performing venture capital fund managers globally). Carman is a renowned serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, tech columnist recognized by Nikkei Asian Review as a Top 5 Women to Watch in Asian Tech. She has founded and exited multiple successful ventures. Her first start up, EnglishStreet became a business case for a well-run startup in the Harvard Business Review. Carman holds a MSc in Statistics and Probability, and BSc in Pure Mathematics from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Greg Ye

Greg is the founder and managing partner of Delta Capital, one of the leading venture capital managers in China, headquartered in Shanghai. Greg has over 20 years experience in private equity, executive management, start-up and consulting experience. He was formerly with NewMargin, Cadence and PWC, as well as the co-founder of an internet business in China. Greg is the former president of the North American Chinese Semiconductor Association and has a MBA from Harvard, a Masters of Accountancy from Missouri State and a BSEE from the Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

George Yang

George is a Co-Founder and Partner at Pantheon Asset (‘Pansheng’). Pantheon is one of the largest multi-family offices and leading venture capital and private equity fund of fund investors in China. George has been responsible for investing c.USD3bn of AUM across the alternative space and has advised on c.USD25bn of global investment transactions. George is also an ex. partner of China Grand Prosperity, one of the top privately owned onshore fund of funds in China. Previously George served in various financial and advisory roles at CVC Asia, China Renaissance and Macquarie Bank. George is an alumni of the University of Melbourne, NYU Stern and INSEAD.