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Founded in 2015, CSC Upshot Ventures is an early stage venture fund focusing on providing seed capital to technology companies at scale. The firm seeks to invest in companies operating in enterprise, artificial intelligence, healthcare, Fintech and marketplace. In close partnership with AngelList, CSC Upshot Ventures built a new model of venture investing based on the needs of founders, investors and startup communities.
We provide seed capital to technology companies at scale.
Ming founded Upshot Ventures in 2015, and established CSC Upshot in partnership with AngelList and the CSC Group, to help founders and operator angels seed their companies.
Ming has built her career around her passion for connecting capital to technology innovation between the US and Asia. She raised CSC Upshot with capital sources from China, represented by the CSC Group and Baidu, to invest in innovative technology companies in the US. Prior to Upshot, she spent six years in Shanghai as a venture capitalist at SVB Capital (part of SVB Financial Group), headed up its Asia practice. In that capacity, Ming built up SVB’s presence in China and opened its Hong Kong office. During her time in China, she helped Chinese entrepreneurs build globally scalable companies. She served on the board of China Venture Capital and Private Equity Association. Prior to China, Ming also co-founded PacRim Venture Partners in Menlo Park, CA, which like CSC Upshot connected capital from Asia with innovative companies in the US. She began her career as an engineer at Sun Microsystems, designing microprocessors and earned three patents for her work there. Her engineering and operational background contributes to the value she brings to the founders and operator angels with whom she works. Ming currently sits on the board of AAMA (Asian American MultiTechnology Association) and is a member of the Wellesley College Business Leadership Council. Ming holds an MBA from MIT Sloan, a MS in Electrical Engineering from USC and a BA in Physics from Wellesley College.
Aasawari holds a Masters in Business Administration from IIBM Institute of Business Management and a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from University of Mumbai. She also holds a certification from the Bombay Stock Exchange in Technical Analysis.