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Since our launch in 2014 we’ve espoused and acted on the notion that innovators are everywhere. We also believe that most successful founders are visionary and principled. Accordingly, we’ve invested in mission-driven entrepreneurs across five continents and leverage our international network of founders on their behalf to unlock growth. Humility, integrity and growth are core principles of the fund that we strive to manifest in our partnerships with founders every day.

Meet the team

Hendrick Lee

Hendrick Lee

Managing Partner

Seamon Chan

Managing Partner

Nick Hsu

Partner

Maria Espaillat

Director of Operations

Catherine Cai

Vice President

Henry Woram

Analyst

Hendrick Lee

Hendrick Lee

Managing Partner

While finishing his BS, BA, and MA at Stanford, Hendrick co-founded two companies and started investing in startups. Prior to co-founding Palm Drive Capital, Hendrick worked at AEA Investors where he worked on the purchase of Evoqua.

Seamon Chan

Seamon Chan

Managing Partner

Before co-founding Palm Drive Capital, Seamon worked at Insight Venture Partners, a $23 billion venture capital and growth equity firm with investments in JD.com and Alibaba. Seamon earned his BA at Stanford and is completing the OPM program at Harvard Business School.

Nick Hsu

Nick Hsu

Partner

Nick was an early employee at Palantir Technologies, where he helped the company grow from 100 to 2,000 employees and worked with organizations to solve their hardest data analysis problems. After receiving an MBA from INSEAD, Nick joined his fellow Stanford classmates Hendrick and Seamon as a Partner at Palm Drive.

Maria Espaillat

Maria Espaillat

Director of Operations

Since August of 2017, Maria has been an indispensable cornerstone at Palm Drive. Her expertise with investor relations and management from firms such as Citi and Rothstein Kass has allowed Palm Drive to operate efficiently and effectively.

Catherine Cai

Catherine Cai

Vice President

Catherine began her career in finance after her B.A. at Peking University in Beijing and joined Palm Drive after she completed her M.P.A. at Columbia University. Catherine oversees many facets including investment, IR and portfolio management.

Henry Woram

Henry Woram

Analyst

Texan born and raised, Henry graduated from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in English. Prior to his investing role at Palm Drive, he worked in the growth equity group at ICONIQ Capital in San Francisco.