March 1st, 2020
Dhritiman Hui is Managing Director of Eastern Pacific Accelerator Powered by Techstars. He started his life working for large Fortune 500 companies, like Maersk—the global shipping, ports and energy conglomerate. Halfway through his career, he switched over to investing. He has spent the last several years working for two family offices and making investments in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. He currently lives in Singapore.
We look for strong founders and the opportunity to build a large company. The rest—if the founders are strong—can be worked out. That’s what Techstars is for!
If I had to point out one single lesson: never, ever work on a small opportunity. Make it large. Very large. Otherwise it just won’t be worth it.
Tens of thousands of person hours of experience
A superb brand in the maritime industry For our founders, collaborating with EPS—who represents all of these attributes above—is special.
I try to preach what I have felt has been the biggest lesson I have learnt in my business life (see above!). I try to challenge every founder to make her idea and her business larger.
It has grown like weeds over the last few years. There were barely a handful of VCs and startups in this market just a decade back. Things have changed beyond recognition since then. The optimism and energy that rapid growth gives me is my favorite thing about this place.
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