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Ben Boissevain has 30 years of M&A experience and has 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 and Barclays Bank in New York.


Mr. Boissevain speaks regularly on panels on the technology sector and corporate finance and has appeared on TV at Fox News and Bloomberg. He is on the Counsel of The Huguenot Society of America.

ben@ascentocapital.com

Managing Partner

Ben Boissevain

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Edwin Kwon has over 30 years of 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.


His vast experience covers Semiconductor, Consumer Electronics, Software, Telecom Service and fundamental materials & devices as well. 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. 

edwin@ascentocapital.com

Managing Director

Edwin Kwon

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John Daum has in-depth insurance and InsurTech sector experience with an unparalleled network of contacts throughout North America, Bermuda and London. He is skilled in bringing together relevant parties including investors to arrange complex business ventures. 

He has held senior positions at Advocate Re, Tiger Risk and General Re. He is versed in all aspects of distribution, underwriting and marketing of Insurance and Reinsurance products. 

john@ascentocapital.com

Managing Director

John Daum

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Diljinderjit Singh Rakhra has extensive experience in technology sector Information Technology and Wireless Telecom. He is an ardent follower of technology trends, having expertise in blockchain, machine learning, artificial intelligence and crypto space. He has worked across multiple continents ranging from Asia, Europe and North America serving global companies like Vodafone and Ericsson.

 

He embarked upon his journey as an entrepreneur in 2004, has expertise in business strategy, finance, management and large scale deployments. This great combination of having deep business understanding, entrepreneurship spirit and technology understanding, gives him an edge to work closely with technology companies to help them raise funds, as well as find suitable strategic partners for mergers & acquisitions.

 

dil@ascentocapital.com

Managing Director

Dil Rakhra

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Taewan Shim has extensive experience in the technology sector, including at companies such as Splash, a blockchain payment solution, JETZY, the world's first geo-location based, user-to-user social app and HEXANIKA, which has developed software for financial institutions for regulatory compliance.


Taewan speaks four languages fluently, English, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish and won first place in the KITEE (Korean-American Innovative Technology Engineers and Entrepreneurs) Pitch Competition.

taewan@ascentocapital.com

Vice President

Taewan Shim

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