We help ventures turn
products into companies.,
innovation to market share.,
prototypes to product market fit.,
pre-seed stage to Series A.,
quest to conquest.
quest.vc ventures facilitates early stage, rapid growth.
Founded just 702 days ago by four Oxford MBA students, we put our full heart into our investments.
We are optimistic risk-takers. However, once you have us on the team, we manage risk through commitment.
We are all-in: Leveraging our MBA network and backgrounds from four continents, we make ventures ready for Series A.
Over the past five years, I have advised leadership teams of companies, governments and foundations on investments in emerging markets across three continents. I started my career as a strategy consultant, helping companies of different sizes assess opportunities in sectors like healthcare, energy, and education by facilitating robust strategic planning to develop new products and scale their business.
I have also worked with policymakers and industry associations as a ministerial advisor solving key regulatory challenges. Most recently, I led civic technology products for Facebook in South & Central Asia working with product managers and potential acquisitions to develop the new media ecosystem. Raised by a family of doctors in Jamshedpur, India, I am driven by a commitment to first principles thinking and a genuine interest in the well being of people. I love talking to founders about their vision and have helped five startups get their first institutional check. Most of all, I am excited to engage the wider Oxford community – supporting scientists, analysts and artists to debut their careful inventions.
I am born and raised in NYC and have spent the last five years sourcing, developing and investing in multifamily and commercial real estate in the United States, focusing on apartment complexes and mixed use projects. Being frustrated with the asset class drove me to launching a co-living startup and consequently entered the VC space.
I now spend my time as an Angel investor, searching for brilliant founders focusing on disruptive, innovative technologies. Aside from real estate and investing, I’m a semi-retired Dj, benchwarming hockey player, and avid skier.
I was born and raised in Japan, American by citizenship, and ethnically Chinese. As an investment analyst/associate at one of the world’s largest and most diversified independent alternative asset management firms, I was responsible for investment and operational due diligence of quantitative hedge funds for the past three years.
Additionally, I assisted the president of the firm, as part of the strategy and corporate development team, on strategic issues, special projects, and the day-to-day operations of our Japan office. In said capacities, I was able to better understand alpha generation and how the industry is becoming more solutions-based and customized and the need to be at a firm that has an innovative culture and can directly monetize data and information. Thus, I decided to join this endeavor as it blends strategy, technology, and finance.
My home is at the intersection of strategy and creativity. I go wherever innovation calls me. My first startup, “Partyzan Hats,” employed Carpathian hatmakers and taught me the power of authenticity. As a management trainee at WPP owned advertising agency Scholz & Friends, I learned the ABC of selling ideas.
My second startup, the brainstorming app “Mindflow,” pioneered the ideation workflow in strategic planning. My latest mission was to reshape the business model of a large-scale event production company as Head of Marketing & Sales. My team was able to increase sales by 900% within four years. After a decade of making the most of the challenges in front me, I’m now ready to start creating the future.
We are looking for quest enterprises: Early-stage ventures with a clearly defined invention.
We intend to make a transformational impact.
There should be a clear vision that our network and investment should lead to Series A funding in less than 18 months.
Investment size: 20k-100k
Deadline: applications for the first investment cycle close March 1st, 2020