“What really sets White Star Capital apart from other VC firms is its breadth of expertise and its international scope – allowing us to meet the most exciting and innovative companies across the globe.  This gives us unique insight that not only gives us the ability to benchmark companies with other global competitors but also provides a platform to help them learn from experiences in other markets whilst also providing support for their own global ambitions in the future.”

Joe is a Venture Partner at White Star Capital, who together with Shun Nagao, leads the fund’s investments in Asia.

Joe spent 11 years with Deutsche Bank in London and Hong Kong, working across the M&A, Industrials and TMT teams. After leaving investment banking, he joined Nova Founders Group and has since spent his time primarily investing in and working with Fintech start-ups, including CompareAsia Group – Asia’s leading financial comparison platform, Frank.co.th – a leading Insurtech platform in Thailand (acquired by FWD Group).  He subsequently was also a co-founder of Paycelerate Group, a Hong Kong based fintech start-up focussed on working capital financing solutions.

He is Taiwanese Chinese and has spent the last 14 years working in the Asia region but was born in South Africa and raised in the UK. He has a Masters in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Imperial College London.


  • Deutsche Bank
  • Nova Founders Capital
  • Frank.co.th
  • Paycelerate Group

Exits & Past Investments

  • CompareAsiaGroup
  • Frank.co.th (sold to FWD Group)
  • Paycelerate Group

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English