Wensam Wen joins HSV

I’m pleased to announce and share that Wensam Wen has joined the HSV investment team.

Wensam joins as HSV’s chief EIR (Entrepreneur in Residence). Prior to HSV, Wensam held roles as a chief data scientist at some of the most impactful technology companies in Taiwan. He is determined to help HSV discover and support world changing emerging technologies.

Wensam was a founding team member of Banana, the disruptive mobile commerce platform for small merchants and individuals. Among his many achievements at Banana, Wensam was responsible for creating the software algorithm that enables the commerce of all Banana devices on iOS and Android phones and tablets.

Wensam has developed 7 patents designed to better scale enterprise systems.

Gine closes a seed round led by HSV.

Today I am pleased to announce that Gine, Inc. has closed a seed funding round lead by HSV and a number of prominent angel investors. We are excited to join forces with some of the top visionaries in the valley and to help change the world.

As part of this fundraise, Diego Menica joins the Board of Gine, Inc. In addition, Gine CEO Kumar Patel will join HSV as an Advising Partner.

They told us that every 10 years or so a company and a marketplace and an opportunity come together that’s transformative. They told us, ‘Not since Google have we seen this.’

Erlik Bourge quotes Gine co-founder Kumar Patel.

As with HSV policy, investment and valuation details remain private.