Sino Global Capital views blockchain technology as the most fundamental transformation since the Internet. We invest in decentralized technologies that have a strategic connection to the mainland Chinese market. Current investment interests include DeFi, NFTs, and DAOs.
We are a team composed of former consulting, Wall Street, private equity, government, and corporate veterans who have a strong background in venture capital, technology and investment banking.
Our vision is strategic investment and partnership that bridges the best decentralized technologies between China and international markets.
With a cross cultural, bilingual team spanning finance, technology and entrepreneurship, with a combined China business experience of four decades, we are in a unique position to bridge the capital , cultural and technological gaps between East and West.
Matthew Graham, CEO of Sino Global Capital, has seven years of mainland China investment banking experience with a focus on representing international technology companies in China for strategic partnership and investment. Matthew has been involved in blockchain since 2013, first slowly, then all at once. As Managing Partner of Sino Global's Liquid Value blockchain fund Mr. Graham invests in blockchain technology with strategic relevance for China.
Dermot McGrath has over 5 years of Mainland China experience focusing on corporate finance, investment analysis, deal making and technology commercialization. Before joining Sino Global Capital he worked as Finance Manager for a blue chip Chinese Fortune 500 company. He graduated University College Dublin as well as the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with a specialization in Banking and Finance. He also studied Mandarin at the Beijing Language and Culture University.
Ian Wittkopp has over 6 years of experience working for the Bureau of Labor Statistics in Washington D.C., in both the Budget and Economic Indicators Offices. Before joining Sino Global Capital, he consulted for numerous MNCs including Volkswagen China. Mr. Wittkopp completed his studies at the American University in Washington, D.C. and also attended George Washington University and Beijing Language and Cultural University.
Alice Li is currently the executive VP in the Department of International Projects Center at SGC. She is mainly responsible for international business development and has a strong linguistics background. Before joining SGB Alice had eight years of cross-cultural business experience, spanning the disciplines of strategic management, marketing, finance and business. Currently, she is pursuing her CFA.
John Fargis is a senior executive with over twenty years of general management experience in the China market. John has held senior positions in numerous companies spanning the telecoms, media and technology (TMT) industries. Three of these companies have been purchased by Google. He is currently Co-founder and President for The BYG Group, focused market acceleration and venture partnering with technology firms across APAC. He is also a professor of Management and Strategy at the Hult International Business School.
Patrick Loney founded Mintwood Legal, a US-based law firm, in December 2018. Mintwood advises on financial transactions, securities and corporate governance matters and has the ability, through network partnerships, to advise on equity and debt capital markets (IPO and bond sales), data and privacy and intellectual property matters. Prior to forming Mintwood, Patrick was Associate Director and General Counsel of Paragon Partners Asia, a Shanghai-based merchant bank. At Paragon, Patrick sourced foreign investment opportunities for Chinese investors and assisted with legal issues related to cross-border investment transactions. Prior to joining Paragon Partners Asia, Patrick was a corporate attorney at the Seattle office of K&L Gates, and served as a legislative aide to U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA). Patrick received his Juris Doctor from the University of Washington School of Law and was a member of the executive board of the Washington Law Review. He is licensed to practice law in the state of Washington. Patrick possesses professional-level spoken and written Mandarin skills.