Mr. Tse has excelled for over 20 years as an entrepreneur in Financial Services and brings substantial lending and investing experience. Most recently, Mr. Tse was a Managing Director at TriplePoint Capital, a leading venture debt firm in Silicon Valley, where he was instrumental in building and launching the firm. TriplePoint Capital was involved (in many cases with Mr. Tse as lead investor) in financing the growth of breakout companies such as Facebook, YouTube, Riot Games, Gaikai, Ruckus Wireless and Krux, among others.
Mr. Tse joined TriplePoint Capital in 2005 as one of its key initial hires shortly after its Founding as a VP of Due Diligence/Underwriting. He was instrumental in architecting and building the underwriting function within TriplePoint including recruiting and managing a team of 5-7 investment professionals. This led to a below industry standard principal loss rate.
In 2008, Mr. Tse moved to become a Director of Originations and in 2009, he was promoted to Managing Director of Originations. For several years, Mr. Tse was a top Managing Director originator at TriplePoint including in 2013 prior to his departure to start Structural Capital. Prior to TriplePoint Capital, Mr. Tse was a Principal at Osprey-GKM Ventures where he started as an associate in 2000 and was promoted to Principal in late 2001 and also helped to manage the CFO function for 2 years.
Prior Osprey, Mr. Tse helped to launch Vcapital, an early internet-based marketplace for entrepreneurs to meet capital sources. He also worked in merchant banking with Banque Paribas and in various capacities with PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Mr. Tse holds an M.B.A. (2006) from the U.C. Berkeley Haas School of Business and B.S. in Accounting from the University of Illinois (1995). Mr. Tse was granted the CPA certification (1996) and is a CFA charter holder (2000).