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William Bean
Works at Singtel Innov8
Attended Bowdoin College, Blair Academy
Lives in Shanghai, China
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Partner at Venture Capital firm
  • Singtel Innov8
    Managing Director, 2010 - present
  • Softbank China & India Holdings
    Partner, 2007 - 2011
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Shanghai, China
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Early stage investor in tech media and telecom in Asia
William is currently a Managing Director for SingTel Innov8’s set up in China.  William began his investment career 15 years ago as a technology analyst in Taiwan. Most recently he was a partner at Softbank China & India Holdings, an early stage venture capital firm backed by Softbank of Japan and Cisco. Previously at Deutsche Bank, he was responsible for Internet and Telecom Equipment across Asia as well as China technology including telecom equipment, Internet, media, PCs, display, handsets and software. Prior to this, he covered Telecom Equipment and Digital Media companies with Banc of America Securities in San Francisco and as an associate analyst with the team covering PCs, Enterprise Hardware, Handhelds, Storage and Semiconductors at Bear Stearns in New York.

In 2006 he was ranked #3 All-Asia analyst for Technology/Software and IT Services by Institutional Investor Magazine Asia. In 2005, he was ranked #1 stock picker in Technology, Media and Telecom, and #3 overall for Hong Kong/China by Forbes/SCMP/Starmine as well as was a ranked analyst by Institutional Investor Magazine Asia. William is a regular presenter at industry conferences and has authored a number of white papers including: The Digital Home Handbook - Intelligence At The Edge and China Internet WVAS - The Second Coming. He currently sits on the boards of advisors/directors for a number of companies including Massive Impact, SRT, Radiance, Socbay, Peacesoft, IVIVI, iTalki, Ushi, kineticONE, the Angelvest angel group and the Techyizu and Digital Matters events. He holds a BA from Bowdoin College.
  • Bowdoin College, Blair Academy
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