Mr. Tse is a Co-Founder & Managing Partner with Structural Capital and has excelled for over 20 years as an entrepreneur in Financial Services and brings substantial lending and investing experience. As a Co-Founder of Structural Capital, Kai is heavily involved in all aspects of the firm including setting and executing the investment strategy, marketing and capital raising, and hiring key members of the firm from its inception. While at Structural, Kai has invested in and assisted various portfolio companies with capital raising, business development, corporate strategy, and recruiting. Some of the successful portfolio companies Kai has been involved with include Beyond Meat, Beauty Counter, Epic Creations, IMVU, InMobi, Kilopass Semiconductor, Sunfed Ranch, Ephesoft, BYJU’s, Noom, and Manscaped.
Prior to Structural Capital, Mr. Tse was a Managing Director at TriplePoint Capital, a leading venture debt firm in Silicon Valley, where he was instrumental in building and launching the firm. TriplePoint Capital was involved (in many cases with Mr. Tse as lead investor) in financing the growth of breakout companies such as Facebook, YouTube, Riot Games, Gaikai, Ruckus Wireless, Beyond Meat and Krux, among others. Mr. Tse joined TriplePoint Capital in 2005 as a key initial hire shortly after its Founding.
Prior to TriplePoint Capital, Mr. Tse was a Principal at Osprey-GKM Ventures where he started as an associate in 2000 and was promoted to Principal in late 2001 and also helped to manage the CFO function for 2 years. Prior to Osprey, Mr. Tse helped to launch Vcapital, an early internet-based marketplace for entrepreneurs to meet capital sources. He also worked in merchant banking with Banque Paribas and in various capacities with PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Mr. Tse holds an M.B.A. (2006) from the U.C. Berkeley Haas School of Business and B.S. in Accounting from the University of Illinois (1995). Mr. Tse was granted the CPA certification (1996) and is a CFA charter holder (2000).
Friday March 31, 2023
Fundraising For Venture Debt Funds
- Explaining the value of your strategy to prospective investors
- Working with pension fund managers
- Promoting private credit venture debt funds as an attractive but separate asset class
- Focusing the fund on a specific market sector to attract savvy investors
- Partnering with VC firms: pros and cons
- Biggest concerns that equity investors and companies have when raising venture debt