Jean-Pierre Sedaghat

Jean-Pierre Sedaghat

Managing Partner

Jean-Pierre founded Vantage Capital Partners, and has ten years of experience with demonstrated success in buy-side, sell-side, and entrepreneurial ventures in Europe, Middle East and Asia.

Before founding Vantage Capital, Jean-Pierre was an investment professional at Hera Capital Partners since early 2011; a venture capital and private equity firm focuses on growth capital investments in small-to-mid sized companies across the Technology, Consumer-Retail, Media and Digital sectors within South-East Asia. During his career at Hera Capital, Jean-Pierre advised and executed many transactions and invested over USD 80m across APAC and Europe. Jean-Pierre has been active in portfolio management holding various board seats and successfully executed exits.

Jean-Pierre started his career in 2006 as founder and CEO of Premium Advisory, an investment-advisory firm based in Dubai, U.A.E, offering tailored investment advice and privileged access to some of the best product providers in the Middle East.

Jean-Pierre holds a Master’s in Entrepreneurship from Grenoble Graduate School of Business and a Master’s in Business Administration and Management from EDHEC School of Business. He speaks French and English.

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Augustin de Cambourg

Senior Associate

Augustin is a Senior Associate at Vantage Capital Partners.

Augustin has more than 5 years experience executing buy-side and sell-side transactions across the technology industry in Europe and USA.

Prior to joining Vantage Capital in Singapore, he was a Senior Associate at Blueprint Partners, a Paris-based leading boutique investment bank focused on high growth technology companies.

During his career at Blueprint, Augustin advised and executed many private placement and M&A transactions for startups across Europe and the USA in ad tech, e-commerce, edtech, travel, social media, retail, industry 4.0, fintech and e-health.

He started his career as an entrepreneur, then joined EY as an auditor, the Corporate VC funds of Groupe SEB’s as an analyst (listed French consortium EPA:SK).

Augustin holds a Master’s of Science in Management from EM Lyon Business School and studied at East China Normal University (China – Shanghai) and at Rotterdam School of Management (The Netherlands – Rotterdam).

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Rui Han Ng


Ng Rui Han is an analyst at Vantage Capital Partners.

Prior to joining Vantage Capital, he interned at tryb Group and TNB Ventures.

In 2013, Rui Han founded Riot Tix, a B2B2C mobile ticketing platform.

Rui Han holds a Bachelor of Sciences (Economics) from Singapore Management University.

He speaks Mandarin and English.

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Marc Chancerel

Partner - Europe (Blueprint)

Marc Chancerel focuses on Venture Tech, from pre-sales to 50M€ revenue.

Marc enjoys the direct relationship with company founders and the agility of small senior teams. He shares his broad transaction experience with them including: small tactical capital increases to 50M€+ exits, buy side assignments, private placements, structuring, and financing of spin-offs. Before advising, he spent six years investing as a Principal at GemVentures, Gemalto’s corporate venture fund: deal flow, due diligence, investment structuring, refinancing and exit. At Gemalto, he launched new solutions and services while running the Business Innovation Group.

Prior to Gemalto he worked in Consulting (PwC, Deloitte). Marc founded two companies (image processing and e-commerce) and serves/served as Board Member in several tech companies (e.g. Welcome-RT, Atchick-Realtime, Veoprint, Apeera).

Marc has a Master’s of Science (Ecole des Mines de Paris).

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Eric Plantier


Eric Plantier has been involved in hundreds of transactions in the technology sectors throughout his career.

He is an angel investor and on the board of several companies located in Europe and in the United States. He has lived in six countries on three continents and enjoys using his experience on cross boarder deals. Eric’s key areas of interest and expertise are online marketing, mobile applications and SaaS businesses.

Prior to Blueprint Partners, Eric was an Investment Director focused on the telecommunications sector with Viventures (a Paris-based venture capital firm). He was also a Strategy Director for Planning and Acquisition at Ericsson in the United States, Sweden and Singapore, and a Sales Director at Schneider Electric in China and Japan.

Eric holds a Master’s of Science in Telecommunications and Information Technology (Ecole Nationale des Telecommunications) and an MBA (INSEAD).

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Elaine Yisi Wen


Elaine has strong financial analysis and modelling skills previously acquired as an equity research analyst in Bank of China International (Hong Kong) and a credit strategy analyst in AXA (GIE).

During two years, she was involved in equity analysis and financial modelling in the consumer sector. She, with her team, covered more than 20 listed companies and accomplished 4 IPO listing research in Hong Kong. Elaine worked in various international environment including Microsoft China, BNP Paribas CIB Hong Kong and AXA Group in France.

Elaine holds a Master of Science degree in Managerial and Financial Economics from HEC Paris, a Master of Finance degree in Investment Management and a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Enterprise Information System from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

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Mario Yacoub


Mario brings solid skills from his previous experiences as a Venture Analyst and as an Auditor at Deloitte.

Mario brings us a native understanding of digital technologies and a hardworking spirit.

Mario holds a Master’s of Science in Management from EM Lyon Business School and studied at the American University of Beirut, the London School of Economics and at the East China Normal University in Shanghai.

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Russell Boyd


Russell has twelve years of experience in finance, consultancy, and investing.

He started his career in banking in London, thereafter moving to consultancy and transitioned to private equity.

Russell is a Director at Creador. Prior to Creador, Russell was a Director at Navis Capital Partners, holding roles in Malaysia and Singapore.
Prior to Navis Capital Partners, Russell spent 5 years in London, working for Barclays and Newton Investment Management (a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of New York Mellon).

Russell holds an MBA from INSEAD and read Accounting and Finance at the London School of Economics, UK.

He speaks Chinese, Malay, and English.