People Digest: BAI, Casstar strengthen leadership teams

BAI Capital

BAI Capital has appointed William Zhao and Will Wang as new partners, and Christine Sun as COO. In a separate development, Casstar has promoted Xin Guo as partner. 

BAI Capital strengthens leadership team

BAI Capital, formerly Bertelsmann Asia Investments, has announced three key appointments.

While it has made William Zhao and Will Wang as new partners, Christine Sun has been promoted to the role of COO. 

Going forward, Zhao and Wang will manage the investment teams in Beijing and Shanghai, respectively. Meanwhile, Sun will undertake responsibilities of human resources and legal affairs. 

Zhao joined the firm in 2015 and since then he has been engaged in segments like fintech, enterprise service and industrial technology.

Wang has worked with BAI for nearly 10 years. He specializes in the areas of next-generation internet, consumption, retail, cross-border business, and digital infrastructure. 

Besides legal affairs and human resources, Sun has also been working on external affairs such as government relations and public relations. 

Casstar names new partner

Casstar, an investment firm that focuses on core technology sector, has appointed its managing director Xin Guo as a partner, it said in a WeChat post on Thursday. 

In his new role, Guo will continue to seek investment opportunities in tech-driven projects of China’s top universities including Chinese Academy of Sciences, University of Tsinghua, and Peking University. 

Guo has been with Casstar for about six years, and he has helped facilitate investments of Synfuels China, and CAS Aerostar Technology. 

Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.

Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.