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.
We prefer to make investments in the range of $100,000 to $500,000.
While Tsai Ventures only deploys the proprietary capital of Tsai Capital Corporation, interested investors can contact us to be added to a wait list for future co-investment opportunities.
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 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.
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. 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. He was also retained by Paul Hastings LLP, a leading international law firm, to provide expert assistance with the analysis of equity securities.
Tsai is frequently quoted in top tier and financial trade publications including The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Dow Jones Newswires, Reuters, Investor's Business Daily, Financial Planning and Investment Advisor Magazine. He has also contributed commentary to Investment & Pensions Europe about investing in art as an alternative assets class, and he is the author of "Back Door to China," an article about investing in Chinese contemporary art that appeared in Worth Magazine.
Prior to forming Tsai Capital, he 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, analyzing investment opportunities for the Tsai family and family foundation.
Tsai has been a benefactor of numerous nonprofit organizations, both nationally and internationally, including Asia Society, China Institute, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Additionally, he owns one of the world's largest collections of works by contemporary artist Ai Weiwei. Through the Stockamp Tsai Collection, he supports museum exhibitions at some of the world's most respected institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
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 and then worked in a variety of roles at Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) including running products and marketing.
He most recently served as Vice President of Corporate Development for Travelzoo. 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 has a newborn son, 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.