Sameer Chishty has joined SparkLabs Global as Venture Partner for their new FinTech accelerator.
Chishty is Founder and Chairman of Streeton Partners, a Hong Kong based merchant bank which within the past 3 years has invested in over $250 million in promising financial services and FinTech companies around the world.
He is also Chairman of AsiaPak Investments, based in Seoul, Hong Kong, and Lahore; AsiaPak has deployed over $3.5 billion in belt & road projects.
Chishty previously held senior roles as Partner at McKinsey & Company (New York) and Partner at Bain & Company (Hong Kong) where he advised financial services industry leaders and private equity investors. He has also held senior operating roles as Managing Director at Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management in New York and Global Product Line Head at Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore. Chishty is active as angel investor and advisor to early stage FinTechs.
SparkLabs Group comprises of SparkLabs accelerator network, Asia’s premier startup accelerators; SparkLabs Global Ventures, a seed stage fund; SparkLabs Ventures, a localized early-stage fund (Series A & B) in South Korea; SparkLabs Capital, a late stage investment vehicle. SparkLabs accelerator network consists of SparkLabs Seoul, SparkLabs Beijing, SparkLabs IoT & Smart Cities (Songdo, South Korea), SparkLabs Taipei and SparkLabs Cultivate (Sydney).