Podcast/Video Interviews by Stephen Ibaraki
A Chat with Winston Ma: Investor, Attorney; Author; Co-Founder and Managing Partner of CloudTree Ventures; currently the board Chairman of Nasdaq-listed MCAA, a European tech SPAC; Adjunct Professor at NYU Law School
This week, Stephen Ibaraki has an exclusive interview with Winston Ma.
Winston Ma, CFA & Esq., is an investor, attorney, author, and adjunct professor in the global digital economy. He is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of CloudTree Ventures, a seed to early growth stage venture capital firm empowering interactive entertainment companies. He is currently the board Chairman of Nasdaq-listed MCAA, a European tech SPAC, a board member of International Data Center Authority (IDCA), an advisory board member of Capgemini, and an Adjunct Professor at NYU Law School.
Most recently for 10 years, he was Managing Director and Head of North America Office for China Investment Corporation (CIC), China's sovereign wealth fund. Prior to that, Mr. Ma served as the deputy head of equity capital markets at Barclays Capital, a vice president at J.P. Morgan investment banking, and a corporate lawyer at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. He was selected a 2013 Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Mr. Ma is one of a small number of native Chinese who have worked as investment professionals and practicing capital markets attorneys in both the United States and China. A nationally certified Software Programmer as early as 1994, Mr. Ma is the book author of eight books, including The Digital War: How China's Tech Power Shapes the Future of AI, Blockchain and Cyberspace (2021) and The Hunt for Unicorns: How Sovereign Funds are Reshaping Investment in the Digital Economy (2020). His latest book "Blockchain and Web3 – Building the Cryptocurrency, Privacy, and Security Foundations of the Metaverse" was released by Wiley in September 2022.
Mr. Ma earned his MBA from the University of Michigan Ross Business School (Beta Gamma Sigma) and his master of law from the New York University School of Law (Hauser Global Scholar). He earned bachelor of science and bachelor of law degrees from Fudan University in Shanghai, China. He is an adjunct professor at NYU School of Law (current course "Sovereign Investments & Regulations") and a member of New York University (NYU) President’s Global Council since 2013 inception. In 2014 he received the NYU Distinguished Alumni Award.