Tsai Ventures is the seed and early stage venture capital arm of Tsai Capital Corporation. We look for hungry entrepreneurs with disruptive ideas and a big market opportunity. Our focus is on markets we know well: finance, media and travel. And we leverage our network to build relationships for our partners.
Tsai Capital Corporation is a long/short global equity manager headquartered in New York City. Through original, in-depth research that digs deep into a company’s operations, Tsai Capital seeks long-term investments in a limited number of companies that Tsai Capital believes are high-quality, growth companies that offer significant upside potential and a margin of safety at the time of purchase. The company was founded in 1997 by Christopher Tsai, President and Chief Investment Officer.Tsai Capital is an SEC-registered investment adviser.
Christopher Tsai is President and Chief Investment Officer of Tsai Capital Corporation, a long/short global equity manager headquartered in New York City. He founded the company in 1997 and also serves as Chairperson of the firm’s Advisory Committee. Tsai Capital is an SEC-registered investment adviser.
Mr. Tsai seeks long-term investments in a limited number of high-quality, growth companies that offer significant upside potential and a margin of safety at the time of purchase. His research-intensive, fundamental and long-term approach to investing has created significant wealth for his investors.
Through Tsai Ventures, the seed and early stage venture capital arm of Tsai Capital Corporation, he invests in private companies and helps to build relationships for entrepreneurs. Additionally, he is the principal author of the firm’s quarterly reports on portfolio investments and market commentary, and he was retained by Paul Hastings LLP, a leading international law firm, to provide expert assistance with the analysis of equity securities.
Mr. Tsai has been profiled in financial publications including Barron’s, Financial Planning, Investment Advisor Magazine and The Wall Street Transcript. He has been interviewed on Bloomberg Radio, China Money Network, Fox Business and The Street.com TV. He has also contributed to Investment & Pensions Europe about investing in art as an alternative asset class.
Prior to forming Tsai Capital, Mr. Tsai was an equity research analyst at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., John A. Levin & Co., Inc., and Gabelli Asset Management. He began his career in finance at a young age, working for his father, distinguished financier, fund manager and philanthropist Gerald Tsai, Jr., analyzing investment opportunities for the Tsai family and family foundation.
Mr. Tsai has been a benefactor of numerous nonprofit organizations, both nationally and internationally, including Asia Society, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the World Monuments Fund, where he is a member of the President’s Circle.
Mr. Tsai is the foremost collector of works by contemporary artist Ai Weiwei. He has been profiled in ForbesLife and The Huffington Post. Through the Stockamp Tsai Collection, Mr. Tsai contributes artwork to museum exhibitions at some of the world’s most respected institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Mr. Tsai holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and international politics from Middlebury College, where he served as a Young Alumni Advisor.
Justin D. Soffer has spent more than 15 years in Internet media. He helped launch and build an early online travel company called SkyAuction. He is currently Vice President of Marketing at Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) and has served in a variety of roles at the company since 2003.
Mr. Soffer received a B.A. degree from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT and an M.B.A. from Columbia University in New York.
He is married and splits his time between New York and the Berkshires. Justin's passions include: technology, media business, deal-hunting, wine, tennis, traveling, bicycling, investing, reading Business Insider and bean-to-bar dark chocolate.