Martin T. Lichauco

Martin has over 20 years in local and regional cross-border private equity/venture capital investing experience, having co-managed US$750 million in global/regional funds and US$30 million in local funds from various forms of investors throughout his career. A number of the investments he was involved in have led to successful local and regional public listings or profitable corporate acquisitions.

Martin was previously Managing Director and Head of Asia for Siemer& Associates, Managing Partner at early-stage venture capital firm Global Gateway Venture Capital, and also spent 12 years at Walden International, a cross-border private equity investment firm that pioneered US-style venture investing in Asia, where he served as Country Manager for the Philippines. Martin started his private equity/venture capital career at Hambrecht & Quist Asia Pacific (H&Q AP) and has also held investment banking positions at the ING Group and American Orient Capital Partners.

He was also a Venture Panelist at the 8th Kauffman Fellows Program ( and was once a member of the US National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). Martin received his MBA (Honors) from the Arthur D. Little School of Management in Chestnut Hill, MA., and BA Economics degree from the Ateneo de Manila University.

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