About

At Mind Fund we quite literally “invest in minds” and provide hands on Incubation as well as financial investment. We support funds in the U.S, Japan, Hong Kong and across the Asia-Pacific region to start and build globally successful ventures.

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About

Mind Fund Group is a venture investment and development company based in Hong Kong that was established to provide hands on strategic business support and financial investment to teams of open and internationally minded entrepreneurs and innovators with the potential to build and grow world class companies across the Asia-Pacific region.

Between 2010 and 2014 with our first successful fund Mind Fund (1) we led investments in companies in the United States and co-invested with leading Investors like Google, Charles River Ventures, 500 Startups, Trinity Ventures, Attractor Investments, Detroit Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, Kleiner Perkins and Index Ventures to back some really special people. Our most successful investment was in the company launched Flipagram Inc where we led the Series A and Sequoia Capital led the Series B.

Since 2014, the goal and focus of our second incubation fund Mind Fund (II) has been to help entrepreneurial teams in the U.S, Japan, Hong Kong and across the Asia-Pacific region to start and build globally successful companies. So far in this fund we have backed JAMN, Xnotes Alliance, Soap Box TV and Hummingbird.

We also have our own in house Studio (Mind Fund Studio) where we focus on thoughtfully and lovingly building our own Mobile and Web based products and business. 

Mind Fund Studio

We are a close team of creative professionals based out of Hong Kong. We work to build, invest and incubate the next wave of global companies from Asia.

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Team

 

We work to build, invest and incubate in the next wave of global companies from Asia.

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Adam Lindemann

Managing Partner

Adam founded Mind Fund in 2010 and has 23 years experience investing in startups & entrepreneurship. Started his startup journey in the Internet in 1998 at Digital Garage and Neoteny where he worked with Joichi Ito and Kaoru Hayashi to build and invest in some of the first genera:on of successful internet startups in Japan. The strong relationship with Digital Garage has continued with Adam becoming a board director of Econtext, a DG company, and helping it to list on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2013. Adam has continued to invest in startups in the US, Japan and Hong Kong and has cultivated a strong network of the top Venture Capitalist and angel investors in the world. Adam is fluent in Japanese and has a Bachelors of law and Japanese from University of London.

 
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Mark Cheng

Partner of Mind Fund Head of Crypto I & II

Mark joined Mind Fund in 2011 and has been investing in startups and building products ever since. Mark started his investment career in 2006 working 3 years at Standard Chartered Bank’s Alternative Investments team. Mark has dual roles at Mind Fund: as a key person on the investment team and also as Head of Mind Fund’s Crypto Funds. Mark is a developer and is currently obsessed with learning to code blockchain applications. We believe that being technical makes us better investors. Mark is a proud Hong Kong native and has an MBA from HKUST and a Bsc from Carnegie Mellon University.

 
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Tak Lo

Venture Partner, Mind Fund CEO, Zeroth.AI

Tak is the CEO of Zeroth.AI, Asia’s first artificial intelligence accelerator. From 2013 - 2016 Tak was Director of London Branch TechStars, the world renowned accelerator started by Brad Feld. Tak is also very active in the HK startup ecosystem as a consultant for HKEX startup board and member of HKGov committee of Innovation, Technology and Re-industrialisation. He is also a member of the E-residency Advisory Group for Estonia. Tak is a proud HK native and has an MBA from London Business School & Bachelors in Economics from University of Chicago.

 
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Rocky Chan

Partner of Mind Fund

Rocky joined Mind Fund in 2015 and is passionate about startups. Rocky is based in Palo Alto, California where he is an active member of the startup ecosystem as a board director of the Chinese Software Professionals Association and as a executive committee member of the ECI awards in Beijing and Silicon Valley. Rocky was the head of the Baidu family office from 2014-2015 and was at Morgan Stanley for 5 years and Merril Lynch for 3 years. Rocky has a Masters Degree, BBA in accounting and BA in Japanese from The University of Austin Texas.