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Helen Wong enters Forbes 50 Over 50 Asia list

Published on January 17, 2024

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Earlier today, Helen Wong, Managing Partner at AC Ventures, was inducted into the Forbes 50 Over 50 Asia list. The women of the third annual list hail from 14 countries and territories and more than two dozen industries. They’re influencing fashion, pharma, finance, and beyond. Named alongside some of the world’s most prominent corporate leaders and politicians in Asia, Forbes put the spotlight on Helen for her exemplary work in the global venture capital industry.

Helen has been leaving her mark on the technology sector since 2000. Her achievements have not gone unnoticed, with Forbes previously recognizing her among China’s Top 25 Female VCs and a standout within their Top 100 Investors.

With a career spanning more than two decades, Helen brings a wealth of expertise and an extraordinary knack for identifying both robust teams and high-potential sectors across China and emerging markets. Her prior experience includes working with internationally acclaimed firms like GGV Capital and Qiming Ventures.

Her professional journey began in Silicon Valley before she transitioned to China, and most recently, expanded her influence to Southeast Asia after joining AC Ventures in 2022. Helen has effectively steered investments in Indonesian tech unicorn Akulaku, while also leading deals into renowned Chinese internet companies, such as Tudou/Youku (acquired by Alibaba), Mobike (acquired by Meituan), and QuantaSing (Ticker: QSG).

Her seasoned perspective encompasses multiple investment cycles and companies’ growth trajectories, weathering both highs and lows. During challenging periods, her counsel in strategy, fundraising, and HR matters has been invaluable for startups and investment firms alike. Additionally, her experience extends to guiding companies through IPOs and M&A activities.

Helen holds a BA in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from the University of Oxford, an MBA from INSEAD, and also shares the distinguished title of a Kauffman Fellow. At AC Ventures, Helen is committed to identifying and backing category-leading ventures in Indonesia and beyond.

Check out the full story via Forbes.

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