Founding Partners & Advisory Board

Founding Partners

Stephane Mathieu

Migrant Investor


  • Fintech entrepreneur
  • Co-founder of Boursorama
  • Early investor in Tikehau
    Capital (Euronext Paris)
  • Invested in 10+ NZ unlisted
    tech companies and funds

David Wang

Managing Director, Migrant Investor


  • Founding partner of Zino
  • Invested in 10+ NZ
    tech companies
  • Co-founder & GP of Nexus Capital fund I ( FoF) 

Alan Guo



  • Edmund Hillary Fellow
  • Former Google China Chief Strategy officer
  • Founder LightInTheBox, listed on the New York Stock Exchange
  • Venture partner of Zhen Fund

Ferris Lu

Director, Migrant Investor


  • Private Bank and Private Equity background
  • Invested in 30+
    unlisted NZ/China tech

Advisory Board

Debra Hall


  • Angel investor
  • Tech start-up advisor
  • Independent director
  • Specialising in early
    stage governance for high growth companies.

Nick Arathimos


  • Consultant to business 
  • Former Director, Investment Programme at Immigration New Zealand
  • Former Director, Stakeholder Engagement,  Education NZ
  • Former Director, International Affairs at FMA and NZ Securities Commission
  • Former NZTE Regional Investment Director, East Asia, at NZ High Commission Singapore. Senior Trade Commissioner, Indonesia. Trade Commissioner, Malaysia and Brunei.

Melinda Lehman

Melinda is a New Zealand Permanent Resident who recently shifted back to Auckland after 20 years from the San Francisco Bay Area.  For the past seven years, Melinda was the Investor Migrant Manager for North America (working for NZTE and Immigration NZ), helping investors learn about and navigate the investor visa path to New Zealand.  Before that, she worked for many years at Stanford University in major gifts fundraising for the Graduate School of Business and for Stanford Athletics.  Earlier in her career, Melinda worked in consumer marketing with the Clorox Company.  Melinda holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations and an MBA degree, both from Stanford University.