Mr. Adrian Vanzyl served as Venture Partner at Wavemaker Partners. He was founding CEO of Ardent Capital in 2011, running the firm for five years from its Bangkok HQ. The venture arm of Ardent was successfully merged into Wavemaker partners in mid 2016, and Adrian joined Wavemaker as Venture Partner. Ardent is one of the most successful operator VCs in Southeast Asia, focusing on eCommerce companies in 7 countries. Adrian continues his role as founding board member of Ardent's key portfolio companies including aCommerce, Orami and Bizzy. Prior to this Adrian was an early stage investor and technologist in the Digital Media space, spending most of his career in Silicon Valley in various venture backed startups. Adrian spent ten years with Bloomberg Capital in San Francisco (most recently as CTO for a $100M early stage digital media focused fund, where he was also CEO of two portfolio companies). Formerly, he was CTO of Sausage Software (and board member at its IPO), CTO of LookSmart (IPO on Nasdaq) - two of Australia's earliest and largest internet successes. He was also a Group Manager at Microsoft in the US.