“海闊天空”, or “A Brighter Future”, was a song performed by the popular Beyond rock-and-roll band in early 1990s Hong Kong. The name is also perfect for our fund because musicians in Beyond wrote their song – “海闊天空” – around the concept of pursuing dreams.

A major issue for Hong Kong start-ups is that the limitations of a small local market make funding difficult to find. Beyond Ventures aims to change all that by making the sky the limit for start-ups.

The fund’s mission is to revitalise Hong Kong’s ecosystem of innovation by bringing together local venture capitalists and entrepreneurs to invest in new ideas and start-ups.


A Hong Kong TMT-focused VC with 18 years’ experience locally and in mainland China

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Successful Hong Kong serial entrepreneurs with impressive track records

Winnie Chiu

Ms. Winnie Chiu, JP holds a BSc from King’s College, University of London and currently is the President & Executive Director of Dorsett Hospitality International, Executive Director of Far East Consortium International Limited (FEC, HKSE: 035) and the Chairman of AGORA Hospitality Group Co., Ltd (Stock code: 9704 - the 1st section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange). As of June 2020, the portfolio of the major shareholder of Dorsett’s parent company FEC owns, manages and develops 64 hotel properties with approximately 14,000 rooms worldwide through different structures.

Ms. Chiu is the Chairman of Hong Kong Art School; Council Member of Hong Kong Arts Development Council; Joint Vice President of The Society of The Academy for Performing Arts; Board Member of the Hong Kong Arts Centre, Asia Youth Orchestra and Wu Yee Sun College, the Chinese University of Hong Kong; Vice Chairman and Vice Convener of Consulting and Public Relations Committee of the Greater Bay Area Homeland Youth Community Foundation.

Ms. Chiu has also served on a number of government committees including the Council Member at The Better Hong Kong Foundation; Board Member of The Community Chest, Advisor of Our Hong Kong Foundation, Honorary Vice President of The Federation of Hong Kong Hotel Owners and Member of Hong Kong –Japan Business Co-Operation Committee.

Being one of the youngest Justice of the Peace (JP) appointed by the Hong Kong Government, Ms. Chiu was accorded an Honorary Fellowship by The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and Vocational Training Council, the 2017 Female Leader Legacy Award, the Golden Bauhinia Women Entrepreneur Award, the World Outstanding Chinese Youth Award and the Women of Hope 2016 Award: Global Champion category, Forbes Asia 2014: Top 12 Asia’s Power Businesswomen and the 2014 Hong Kong Professional Elite Ladies Award.

Lap Man

Born in Guangzhou and raised in Hong Kong, Lap Man was educated at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and has become a well-known TMT entrepreneur and angel investor. He is founder of DYXnet Group, which is now a market leader in the provision of MPLS-based virtual private network, data centre and cloud services throughout more than 700 cities worldwide.

The company launched in 1999, a year after Lap Man exited LinkAge Online – Hong Kong’s largest enterprise Internet service provider – as shareholder and core management team member.

He has experienced the entire lifecycle of start-ups – from founding, seeding, growing, expanding and eventually exiting a business. In addition, he earned invaluable experience by navigating extremely difficult circumstances such as the TMT bubble burst in year 2000, as well as the slump caused by an outbreak of SARS in 2003 and the devastating effect of the 2008 financial tsunami.

Lap Man is also able to see start-ups from the perspective of venture capitalists, following his years as an angel investor.

Marvin Hung

Seasoned entrepreneur Marvin Hung is Vice Chairman of Hung’s Group and Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Hop Hing Group Holdings Limited (stock code: 47). Born in Hong Kong, he studied in the US from the age of 14 to acquire a western education. After graduation, he embarked on an exciting entrepreneurial journey of innovation over two-and-a-half decades, which involved starting his own business in mainland China, where he has been building and managing enterprises ever since. More recently, he expanded his business interests by investing in retail-driven and technology-enabled companies, while engaging as an angel investor.

The Hung’s Group owns a listed enterprise – as well as a number of non-listed companies – and includes a family business that has been running for a century, with major business segments operating in provinces and cities throughout China. In particular, its edible oil-refining, processing, wholesaling and distribution businesses have clocked up more than 80 years of history in Hong Kong. The brand portfolio under its management includes Lion & Globe and Camel. The Hung’s Group, together with the Hong Kong-listed Hop Hing Group, currently owns approximately 600 directly-operated quick service restaurant (QSR) outlets in mainland China and Hong Kong under the Yoshinoya, Dairy Queen, Maria’s and Uncle Fong brands. In addition, the Hung's Group operates food retail and wholesale businesses, and manufactures light consumer products such as toys, caps and ceramics in the Pearl River Delta and Yangtze River Delta. These products have sold well in Europe and the US.