Joseph LEE

Managing Partner, Kairous Capital

Mr. Joseph Lee has over 15 years of experience and expertise in cross-border private equity and venture capital investment throughout the Asia region. In his career, he has successfully invested in more than 20 companies in China, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines etc.He started his investment career in a regional boutique venture capital firm. Subsequently, he joined Kuwait Finance House (KFH) as the pioneer team and set up the PE Division of KFH in Asia. During his employment, he helped KFH set up its first Islamic Private Equity Fund in Asia Pacific, closing at around USD100 millionand focusing on control buyout deals.In 2015, he set up Kairous Capital with a vision to become the region’s leading PE/VC firm in cross-border investment. Mr. Joseph cross-border experience further expanded into the technology space, mainly Fintech, Insuretech, E-Commerce, Digital Health, etc. Some of the invested companies were successfully secured further funding from technology giants such as TencentandLenovoand some were successfully exited via an IPO on Hong Kong Stock Exchange and Shanghai Stock Exchange. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University of Canada and has been a CFA chartered holder since 2000.