Sameer Chishty Joins SparkLabs FinTech as a Venture Partner

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Sameer Chishty has joined SparkLabs Global ( as Venture Partner for their new FinTech accelerator.

Sameer 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.

Sameer 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. He is active as angel investor and advisor to early stage FinTechs.

“SparkLabs is a high quality platform for ambitious FinTech founders and visionary early-stage FinTech investors. I'm honored and delighted at being part of this awesome team,” said Sameer.

William Chu, Managing Partner of SparkLabs FinTech commented, “We are thrilled to have Sameer join. We look forward to having his insights and network create a unique advantage for startups in our FinTech accelerator program and investors in our early stage venture capital fund”.

About SparkLabs Group
SparkLabs Group comprises of SparkLabs accelerator network, Asia’s premier startup accelerators; SparkLabs Global Ventures, a leading 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). For more information, please visit

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Sarah is a financial reporter, focusing on technology, national security, and policing. Before joining Daily Telescope she worked as a staff writer at Fast Company and spent two years as a foreign correspondent in Turkey. Her work has been published in Al Jazeera America, The Nation, Vice News, Motherboard, and many other outlets.
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