Carman Chan began her entrepreneurship journey when she was in university. In order to
pursue her passion for the newly emerging Internet, she passed up a fully sponsored PhD from
Imperial College to become a serial internet entrepreneur. Carman’s first company, English
Street was acquired by HKET(0423.HK), a Hong Kong listed newspaper group. Her second
company was merged with Hiiir in Taiwan and and later acquired by FarEasTone (4904.TW).
Carman is also a best-selling book author for several accelerated learning books. Spending
eight years as a tech columnist for IT magazines, she developed her writing skills while
analyzing internet business models.
After several successful exits Carman started Click Ventures, her first angel fund. With a focus
on providing seed and series A financing to technology startups, Click Ventures is differentiated
by offering mentorship from entrepreneurs with over twenty years of first hand experience.
Click Ventures has grown into a leading investment manager, and two of its funds are
featured as Top 5 Seed Fund (Vintage 2003-2015) in the world and Top 4 Funds to Watch
by Preqin respectively.
Click’s current portfolio includes more than 40 investments including Spotify.com, Docusign,
Palantir.com, Memebox.com, Youappi.com…etc. Due to her deep experience, Carman is
frequently invited to speak or serve as a panel member for prestigious events around the world.
She has appeared in over 10 countries at high profile events including the Web Summit, Slush,
AVCJ Private Equity and Venture Forum, and Silicon Dragon.