Kelvin Wu (financier)

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Kelvin Wu King Shiu
Born Kelvin Wu King Shiu
(1969-10-08) October 8, 1969 (age 51)
Hong Kong
Residence Hong Kong
Nationality Chinese
Education Osaka University
Occupation Investor and businessman
Known for Cofounder, charimain of AID Partners
Website
http://aidpartners.com/

Kelvin Wu King Shiu (born September 8, 1969) is a Hong Kong financier and business person.[1][2] He is the executive chairman and cofounder of AID Partners and AIDGenomics which is the parent company of GeneSort.[3][4][5] He also seed-funded Dave.com (personal finance app) with Mark Cuban.[6][7]

Early life and education

Kelvin has completed his bachelor's degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in business administration and finished his post-graduate diploma from Osaka University, Japan.[8][9]

Achievements

From 2009 to 2011, Kelvin was the CEO of Legendary East Ltd and Orange Sky Golden Harvest Entertainment Ltd.[10][11] Over the years, Kelvin has served and advised on the board of multiple companies, including Shunwei Capital Partners (China), Brave Entertainment (S. Korea) and Kabushiki Kaisha Hyakusen (Japan).[12][13] In 2013 Kelvin acquired the Hong Kong and Singapore outlets of the bankrupt music retail chain HMV.[14][15] Within AID Group, Kelvin is also the chief investment Officer of AID Partners Technology Holding Ltd, Principal Partner of AID's private equity fund and non-executive director of HMV Digital China Group Ltd.[16][17][18]

References

  1. "Ice Cube Partners with Hong Kong Investor Kelvin Wu" (in en-US). https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/ice-cube-partners-hong-kong-investor-kelvin-wu-230715621.html. 
  2. "Ice cube hong kong investor Kelvin Wu". September 13, 2019. https://variety.com/2017/film/asia/ice-cube-hong-kong-investor-kelvin-wu-1201967369/. 
  3. "Legendary Forges Partnership With Hong Kong Financier". 2019-09-16. https://www.thewrap.com/legendary-partners-huayi-brothers-media-create-event-films-global-audience-28091/. 
  4. "AID Partners buys Israel's GeneSort for $23m" (in he). May 9, 2017. https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-aid-partners-buys-israels-genesort-for-23m-1001187888. 
  5. "Legendary secures $220 mln for China movie venture" (in en). Reuters. 2011-08-21. https://uk.reuters.com/article/industry-us-legendary-china-idUKTRE77K2YR20110821. 
  6. Fuscaldo, Donna. "Personal Finance App Dave Launches Mobile Banking; Raises $110 Million in Debt". https://www.forbes.com/sites/donnafuscaldo/2019/06/18/personal-finance-app-dave-launches-mobile-banking-raises-110-million-in-debt/. 
  7. "Dave Investors list". September 13, 2019. https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/dave-com/investors/investors_list. 
  8. "Kelvin Wu Linkedin Profile". September 13, 2019. https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelvin-wu-70a86092. 
  9. "Changing the World, One Firm at a Time—Kelvin Wu creates impact via private equity" (in en). http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/english/features/kelvin_wu.html. 
  10. "Chinese Film Studios | China Hollywood Society". https://www.chinahollywood.org/chinese-film-studios. 
  11. "BRIEF-AID Life Science Says Wu King Shiu, Kelvin Resigned As CEO" (in en-US). https://finance.yahoo.com/news/brief-aid-life-science-says-063026166.html. 
  12. "Orange sky golden harvest celebrates anniversary with expansion plans". September 13, 2019. https://variety.com/2015/film/spotlight/orange-sky-golden-harvest-celebrates-anniversary-with-expansion-plans-1201454747/. 
  13. "OSGH open four mutiplexes in chinese speaking territories". September 13, 2019. https://www.screendaily.com/osgh-opens-four-multiplexes-in-chinese-speaking-territories/5009091.article. 
  14. "Hong Kong HMV store faces the music over unpaid rent". November 15, 2018. https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-and-crime/article/2173444/hmv-store-hong-kongs-kowloon-bay-faces-eviction-over. 
  15. Tone, Sixth (2019-09-16). "Why the Curtain Is Falling on Chinese Investment in Hollywood" (in en). http://www.sixthtone.com/news/1001212/why-the-curtain-is-falling-on-chinese-investment-in-hollywood. 
  16. Shackleton2011-08-25T12:44:00+01:00, Liz. "China’s international ambitions" (in en). https://www.screendaily.com/comment/chinas-international-ambitions/5031204.article. 
  17. "Shoppers turned away as HMV winds up 25-year-old Hong Kong retail chain". Yahoo! News. https://sg.news.yahoo.com/shoppers-turned-away-hmv-winds-064303650.html. 
  18. "‘HMV is getting an upgrade in Hong Kong’: Buyer explains how he turned around failing business in two years and why vinyl is back". December 2, 2015. https://www.scmp.com/tech/enterprises/article/1885928/hmv-getting-upgrade-hong-kong-buyer-explains-how-he-turned-around.