The Team

Melissa

Melissa

Cannon Guzy

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

“It’s a great honor to work with people who want to make the world a better place and believe it’s possible. At Arbor we are partners to our CEOs.”

Melissa C. Guzy is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Arbor Ventures. Melissa is a member of the Board of Directors of the Hong Kong and the Singapore Venture Capital Associations and a former member of the advisory counsel to the Hong Kong SFC on Innovation. She serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Jackson Labs. Melissa’s expertise in Fintech has earned her recognition as a Top 100 Influencer in Fintech (NxBnk), AlwaysOn Fintech Power Player, as well as One of the Most Influential Women in Tech in Asia. Her current board seats include Paidy, TrueAccord, InCountry, Fundbox, Tabby, EverC and Planck Re.
Wei

Wei

Hopeman

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

“Our global perspective allows us to see opportunities before they become obvious to everyone else. It enables us to help our companies expand into new markets and adapt their products quickly based on local regulations, customer needs and user behaviors.”

Wei Hopeman is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Arbor Ventures. Prior to Arbor, Wei was the Managing Director and Head of Asia for Citi Ventures. She also co-founded Asia Pacific Land, a leading real estate investment firm in Asia. Wei is a current member of the board of directors at Booking Holdings and a founding member of the Internet Brokerage Committee, an advisory body to the Chinese Securities Regulatory Commission. She has been recognized as a Top 100 Influencers in Fintech (NxBnk), AlwaysOn Fintech Power Player, as well as one of the 7 leaders changing the face of Fintech in Asia (E27) and one of the top 38 Fintech Influencers in Asia (FintechAsia). Her current board seats include Abra, Akulaku, Quottly and Silot.
Stephanie

Stephanie

Zepeda

Principal

Prior to joining Arbor, Stephanie worked as a Product Manager at Prenetics (a Hong Kong-based genetic testing start-up backed by Alibaba) where she led product strategy and development for large regional insurance clients while managing teams across Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Malaysia. Stephanie graduated with a B.Sc. in Biomechanical Engineering from Stanford University where she got her start in tech and the Silicon Valley startup scene. Born in Mexico, Stephanie is especially passionate about the impact Fintech can make in emerging markets. She also loves neuroscience and genetics.
Stephanie

Stephanie

Zepeda

Principal

Samuel

Samuel

Tse

Principal

Samuel is a Principal at Arbor Ventures. Prior to joining Arbor, Samuel spent more than 4 years at Ant Group where he led the completion of multiple investment projects, joint venture and strategic partnership initiatives across Asia, Americas and Africa. Samuel started his career in investment banking at UBS in Hong Kong. Thereafter he moved to PAG, one of Asia’s largest alternative investment groups to focus on private equity and credit investments in China. Samuel obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting and Finance from the HKUST. He recently became a father of two and remains a dad-in-training.
Samuel

Samuel

Tse

Principal

Khaled

Khaled

Lababidi

Venture Partner

In his role as an Operating Partner at Arbor Khaled works closely with the portfolio companies on strategy but also supports business development efforts. He is currently the Vice President and General Manager for InCountry (a current portfolio company), covering the Middle East, Africa and Turkey. He has over 15 years of deal making experience in Canada, the US and the Middle East closing debt and equity transactions in excess of $20 billion. Khaled received his BSc. in Robotics Engineering from the University of Toronto, and an MBA from Oxford University. Khaled is an avid collector of vintage Porsches.
Khaled

Khaled

Lababidi

Venture Partner

Daisuke Dan

Daisuke Dan

Nagayama

Venture Partner

Dan has represented Arbor in Japan since the early days of the firm. Dan is currently the Co-Founder and COO at C1X, a California-based full-cycle customer 1st party data company. Dan has also co-founded several leading technology startups in Asia and California as well as served as advisor to startups, large corporations and the government in Japan. Dan received his B.Eng., M.Eng. and Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo, where he was awarded the Presidential Award in 2010 and was the Graduate School Valedictorian in 2013. Dan is a member of the Japan Mensa Society and a second-degree black belt in Karate.
Daisuke Dan

Daisuke Dan

Nagayama

Venture Partner

William

William

Goulding

Associate

Will brings an entrepreneurial mindset previously founding a mobile payments platform in college that he ran for 4 years in DC and New York. Will has a BA in International Affairs from The George Washington University and studied at Fudan University in Shanghai. He has lived, studied, and worked in London, Washington DC, New York, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.
William

William

Goulding

Associate

Matthew

Matthew

Yung

Associate

Prior to Arbor, Matthew worked as a venture investor at Citi in New York where he focused on investing in Fintech companies strategic to Citi, as well as in double bottom line startups in the Fintech and Proptech vertical for the Citi Impact Fund. Matthew graduated from Dartmouth College with a BA in Mathematics and Economics. In his free time, Matthew can be found playing squash, golf or board games.
Matthew

Matthew

Yung

Associate

Teddy

Teddy

Peralta

Analyst

Teddy has a passion for FinTech, previously interning at IBM Watson’s Financial Services division and at Clair, an earned wage access fintech based in New York. Additionally, Teddy worked with the Philippine Red Cross and Dashlabs.ai (YC W21) in building out the data infrastructure for the government’s COVID-19 response. Teddy graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a dual major in Economics and Cognitive Science. In his free time, Teddy loves to hike, play guitar and collect vinyls.
Teddy

Teddy

Peralta

Analyst

Greg

Greg

Abbott

Chief Financial Officer

Greg brings years of accounting expertise most recently working as a Technical Accounting lead manager for T. Rowe Price. Greg was also a senior manager in PwC’s Audit practice serving clients in both the public mutual fund and venture capital fund space. Greg received both a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Accounting Degree from James Madison University in Virginia. In his free time Greg can be found with his family hiking a local trail, boating, or skiing.
Greg

Greg

Abbott

Chief Financial Officer

Joanna

Joanna

Aarvold

Operations Manager

Based in Singapore, Joanna has over ten years of experience in operational and commercial support in finance. In her roles she has been responsible for setting up and managing local offices, directly supporting CEOs and working across multiple global business functions. Joanna graduated from The University of Edinburgh with a BSc. Biological Sciences Hons. Pharmacology. Joanna enjoys travel and has lived in London, the UAE and Asia Pacific. Jo loves skiing and tennis, and is a trained Pilates instructor.
Joanna

Joanna

Aarvold

Operations Manager

Marjorie

Marjorie

Chan

Senior Manager - Finance and Operations

Marjorie has a deep understanding of accounting and compliance with a focus on internal supporting services. Prior to Arbor, she worked for Ernst & Young in the Assurance and Advisory Business Services practice as well as a global corporation listed on the NYSE, leading the company’s policy compliance projects and performance improvement programs. Marjorie received her Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Accountancy at the Hong Kong Baptist University. She loves to travel and enjoys getting active at the gym.
Marjorie

Marjorie

Chan

Senior Manager - Finance and Operations