Ben Boissevain, Founder and Managing Partner
Ben Boissevain has 20 years of experience and senior level global connections in the technology sector. He graduated from NYU Law School and started his career at White & Case. He garnered investment banking experience at Erste Bank in Vienna, Austria and Barclays Bank in New York.
Ben speaks regularly on panels on the technology sector and corporate finance, is an author for TechCrunch and has appeared on TV at Fox Business News and Bloomberg. He is a member of the Counsel of The Huguenot Society of America.
Allen Avrakh, Associate
Allen joined Ascento Capital in 2021. Allen is pursuing a B.B.A with a concentration in Finance at Baruch College – Zicklin School of Business, where he is also a Zicklin Honors Student. He is also a part of Baruch’s Investment Management Group (IMG), a student run fund where he is the healthcare director, helping put together pitch decks and create valuations. In addition to IMG, Allen is also a member of the Baruch Financial Leadership Program.
Eric Liu, Associate
Eric joined Ascento Capital in 2022. Eric is pursuing a B.S. with a concentration in Finance and a minor in French at New York University – Stern School of Business. He previously worked as a Private Banking Summer Analyst at J.P. Morgan. He is also Head Delegate of the NYU Model UN Travel Team, a team that competes in Model UN conferences across different universities to strengthen public speaking, leadership, and collaboration skills in the context of international and historical affairs.
Rikard Lundqvist, Industry Expert
Rikard has deep tech sector experience in Sweden and the US including 18 years at Ericsson in roles from Head of Strategy & Business Development to executive leadership of the testing division. President & CEO of Ascom Network Testing.
Passionate about technology and its positive impact on the world. Mentors high school robotics team.
Edwin Kwon, Industry Expert
Edwin Kwon has extensive Industry experience in world class companies including Samsung, Philips, Nvidia, and LG for advisory roles including emerging technology scouting & due diligence, partnership, investment and M&A. When he worked at LG, he was the one of major driving force for Apple Camera module business which has reached more than few billion dollar business as of 2018.
Edwin’s vast experience covers Semiconductor, Consumer Electronics, Software, and Telecom Services. He holds 7 US patents which is related to Digital Video processing and MSEE at Hanyang University in Korea and Dynamic Innovation Exec Course Certificate from MIT Sloan School.