Lap Man is Co-founder & Managing Partner of Beyond Ventures, a Hong Kong-based venture capital fund established by several serial Hong Kong entrepreneurs together with eGarden Ventures, a technology/media/telecoms-focused venture capital company with an 18-year investment track record in mainland China. The fund is also supported by leading investment company Hony Capital, which manages more than US$10 billion in assets.
He is also Founder and CEO of DYXnet Group, Greater China’s leading carrier-neutral network service provider, which launched in 1999. The company now runs some network POPs (points-of-presence) and serves geographies that include Greater China, Singapore and Vietnam.
Before founding DYXnet Group, Man was one of the minds behind LinkAGE Online, which became Hong Kong’s largest corporate Internet service provider before being acquired by PSINet in 1998.
Man was honoured in the “Capital Leaders of Excellence” awards scheme in 2009 and appeared two years later in the “Excellence in Achievement of World Chinese Youth Entrepreneurs” rankings organised by the World Federation of Chinese Entrepreneurs Organization.
He was a winner in the 2012 “Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards” and later won the EY Entrepreneur of the Year China award in 2016.
Man graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor’s Degree in Japanese Studies and became interested in the Internet during an exchange program at Japan’s Sophia University in 1993.