Michael Kuan is a founding partner of SIG Capital Partners ("SIG"), an investment management and advisory firm that manages Venture Star. From 1993 to 2001 Michael was based in Hong Kong, where he successfully raised, managed, and invested hundreds of millions of U.S. dollars for China-related ventures in the technology, internet, medical, and financial industries. In 1989, Michael established InvestAmerica, an advisory firm that provided investment services to Asian clients.
Michael began his career in 1986 at Capital Corporation of America, a San Francisco-based venture capital investment company, where he served as an analyst, vice president, and then assistant to the Chairman. Michael has served on a number of public and private company boards and has been an advisor to PetroChina, DBS Bank, and Fraser & Neave.
Educated both in China and the U.S., Michael received an honorary doctor of law from Pepperdine University, and he was the commencement speaker of Pepperdine's School of Business and Management in 2006.