When you partner with IMS Digital Ventures, you unlock access to a unique ecosystem that brings together world-class talent, a passion for innovation, and a knack for problem-solving. We know that in the start-up world, the biggest rewards usually require overcoming tough challenges. When we invest in you as an entrepreneur, we approach your venture with commercial acume and extreme accountability. Above all, we share your ambition to disrupt industries through scalable business models that support the maximum return to shareholders.
Meet the individuals at the forefront of change across domains such as SaaS, web3, blockchain, and beyond
Meet our team
Combining his experience in M&A and Tech, Anastasios founded IMS Digital Ventures, the innovation, incubation and investment arm of IMS and Hong Kong’s first corporate venturing firm that launches and invests in disruptive businesses with Asia’s largest corporations.
Anastasios read Law in France and in the UK and holds a Management degree from HEC Paris
Dennis held roles at among others Nest Ventures, Oaklins and Gimv Private Equity, and is an active advisor and mentor to tech start-ups and SMEs in Hong Kong.
Prior to IMS, Manuela gained experience in policy development, compliance, and risk management: from negotiating the Brexit and European Venture Capital negotiations on behalf of the French Market Authority to lobbying liquidity ratios under Basel III for the Bank of England.
She has a Master's degree in Finance, Regulation, and Risk Management from Sciences-Po, Paris, as well as a law degree from UCL.
He leveraged his experience with building businesses and project execution to start investing in and joining the boards of early stage CPG marketing platform ventures such as Wecheer.IO and renewable energy technology ventures such as Standard Gas Technologies.
Vatche received his LLB Hons law degree from University College London, along with completing the Venture Capital Executive Education programme at Columbia University Business School.
Ralph joined IMS as a Senior Executive in 2021 after serving as the lead Cyber Director of the analytics practice at Deloitte. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of OwlGaze, our portfolio company specializing in cyber security.
After completing his journey with Deloitte, both in Canada and Hong Kong, Ralph joins IMS as key strategic role in developing clients in board array of industries focused on cyber and innovation.
Ralph holds an Engineering degree from Canada.
Prior to joining IMS, Justin spent over 15 years in the banking industry, notably at Credit Suisse, Nomura and Daiwa Securities. He holds a degree in economics from London School of Economics.
Prior to that Ole spent 13 years in various roles within HUTCHMED, a CK Hutchison Group company, and most recently as General Manager of the Consumer Products Division, where he was responsible for a portfolio of Consumer Health, Beauty & Dietary Supplement businesses. As one of Asia’s organic pioneers he launched over 40 ‘healthier for you’ brands across Asia, and developed numerous certified organic products for China.
Before relocating to Hong Kong from Germany, Ole managed a global Hair Care portfolio for the Henkel Group with responsibilities to grow sales and profitability through marketing and innovation. Prior to that he held legal and corporate functions within Henkel related to intellectual property, licensing and M&A.
Ole began his career as a Corporate and IP lawyer with Arthur Andersen in Germany ,he holds a law degree from the University of Cologne in Germany and an MBA from Kellogg Northwestern School of Management & WHU, USA. He also is a member of the Bar in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Prior to Joining IMS, Ippei worked in technology consulting for several years. He holds a Space Engineering Masters’ Degree and a Management Degree from HEC Paris.
Prior to joining IMS DV, Harsha was a strategy consultant at Strategy& (formerly Booz & Co) in London and Hong Kong
Harsha holds a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics (LSE)
Before joining IMS DV, he played a strategic role in a boutique consultancy working with high growth software companies as they scale into new markets. He worked with founders and board directors delivering projects with access to capital, talent and advisory services to support go to market strategies.
Immigrating to London in 2015, he has immersed himself in the venture space in Europe as an angel investor and is passionate about the shifting intersection of talent, capital and technology.
He holds Business Management and French degrees from University of Otago in New Zealand.
Prior to joining IMS DV, she worked for an European VC and a fast-growing startup in Frankfurt (Germany).
Elena holds two bachelor’s degrees in Law and Business Administration from ESADE Business School (Barcelona, Spain).
Prior to joining IMS, Patrick also spent almost 25 years working at Henkel, gaining expertise in both the European and China markets before taking up role as President of the Henkel Group in Asia Pacific.
She serves as Non-Executive Director on the board of Leonard Paris www.leonard-paris.com and the Asian board of Linkbynet. She previously sat on the boards of The Red Flag Group, the English School Foundation in Hong Kong www.esf.edu.hk and the Nation Multimedia Group, with symbol NMG on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.
Previously, Christine led the Asia-Pacific region for Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal, delivering revenue and profitability gains by exploiting digital and commercial innovations. She also held senior management positions with the Hachette Filipacchi group in Europe, the USA and Asia Pacific. Christine also led two start-ups producing educational and entertaining content for children.
Christine graduated from l’École Supérieure des Sciences Économiques and Commerciales (ESSEC) and holds an MBA from Columbia University in New York. She attended the YPO Programs of Executive Education at The Harvard Business School from 2010 to 2016 and completed the University of Hong Kong Women’s Directorship Program.
She was knighted in The French Order of Merit for the role she played as one of the French Trade Commissioner’s advisors.