• We Acquire, Grow, and Build

    Leading Digital Cloud-Based
    Technology Companies

What do we do?

We acquire, grow, and build leading, world-class companies which spearhead the massive global shift to digital, cloud-based business processes.

The Digital Cloud Revolution is

Just Getting Started

The shift from analogue to digital and from local to cloud represents the most significant disruption to business processes since the onset of the industrial revolution.


Our acquisition vehicles seek to capture this opportunity while also providing both attractive and innovative liquidity solutions for
company founders operating in highly targeted, global industry verticals that are ripe for digital, cloud-based disruption.

Digital Cloud Holdings I, our first acquisition vehicle, seeks to identify leading companies and technologies operating specifically in
the virtual conferences and events industry vertical, and--through both acquisitions and continued investment
in growth--quickly build up the leading company in this category.

Why we are

The Acquiror of Choice

  • 01


    We act rapidly. We can complete even the largest of transactions within a matter of weeks, not months.

  • 02


    We offer an outstanding track record of execution, and we have personally managed teams from many of the highest performing organisations in the world.

  • 03


    We bring significant financial resources in order to support the most ambitious of companies. We look for companies that seek to grow--not by 10%--but by 10x.

  • 04


    We believe that the digital cloud revolution is just getting started and that it represents the most significant change in business operations since the industrial revolution.

  • 05


    We understand technology, products, and design, and we bring deep business and managerial acumen.


Our Team

Our highly experienced team is uniquely positioned to capitalise on this opportunity

Jonathan Weiner, B.A. (UMassA)

Board Director

Mr. Weiner, Chairman of the Board of Directors, also serves a Venture Partner at Oak HC/FT, a $3.3 billion venture capital fund focused on early stage and growth equity opportunities. Previously, he co-founded Money2020, the leading global conference for financial services (acquired by Ascential i2i, LSE: ASCL), PrePaid Media, a leading conference for card services (acquired by Informa IRR, LSE: INF) and Shoptalk, a leading conference for the global retail and e-commerce industries (acquired by Hyve Group, LSE: HYVE). Mr. Weiner founded and served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Clarity Payment Solutions (acquired by Global Payment TSYS, NYSE: GPN) and as part of the founding team of TxVia (acquired by Google, Nasdaq: GOOG). He also served as Head of Global Business Development for Google Payments and Google Wallet, and he currently serves as founder, Chairman and CEO of HLTH, the leading conference in healthcare. Mr. Weiner is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Thomas J. Manning, A.B. (Harvard), MBA

Board Advisor

Mr. Manning, Chairman of the Board of Advisors, is formerly the Chairman and CEO of Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE: DNB) and CEO of Cerberus Asia. Mr. Manning began his career in management consulting with McKinsey and Company, before subsequently serving as Senior Partner in the information technology strategy practice at Bain & Company in Silicon Valley as well Chairman and CEO of Ernst & Young Asia Pacific and Chairman and CEO of Capgemini Asia Pacific. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Mr. Manning has served on the board of directors for many of Asia’s leading publicly listed companies, including Bank of Communications China, AsiaInfo Holdings, iSoftstone, and Clear Media. An honours graduate of Harvard University, where he earned his AB degree in East Asian Studies and Stanford University, where he obtained his MBA degree, Mr. Manning has also served on the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School and as a senior fellow at Harvard’s Advanced Leadership Institute.

Andrew Lynch, B.A. (Oxford), M.A. CFA

Board Director

Mr. Lynch serves as both Managing Director of Digital Cloud Holdings I, Limited as well as its Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Lynch brings to Digital Cloud Holdings over 20 years of experience in equity investment, asset management, and capital allocation across multiple vertical industries including, in particular, high technology and telecommunications. Mr. Lynch previously served as portfolio manager of European Small Cap equities for Schroders in the UK where he oversaw over $2.5 billion of assets under management and where he was one of the earliest and largest public institutional investors in fast growing, highly disruptive technology companies such as Xing (7x return) and Lectra Systems (10x return). He is a frequent commentator on high growth equity investments for the FT, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and CNBC. A CFA charterholder, Mr. Lynch holds first class BA and MA degrees in philosophy, politics, and economics (PPE) from Oxford University.

CM Hong, A.B. (Harvard), M.Sc. M.A.

Board Director

Mr. Hong previously served as Head of Media & Entertainment Strategy Consulting for Accenture UK. A pioneer in the global events industry, he also served as co-founder and chairman of Ad World Conference, the world’s largest virtual digital advertising conference, and Ecom World Conference, the world’s largest virtual e-commerce conference. Mr. Hong began his career in the media and technology practice of McKinsey and Company in the US and in Europe. He subsequently served as Head of Strategy Consulting and Co-lead for M&A and Corporate Development for Cap Gemini Ernst & Young in Greater China, and later as Managing Director of Indachin Limited, a private equity and investment firm focused on India and China. An honours graduate of Harvard University (AB), Mr. Hong also holds masters degrees in computer science (M.Sc.) and in law (M.A.) and has been published in The Harvard Business Review China.

Dominic Chan, B.A. (Cambridge), M.A. Ph.D.

Board Director

Dr. Chan is professor of Managerial Economics, Decision Sciences and Entrepreneurship at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he also serves as Associate Director of the Executive MBA Programme. Dr. Chan began his career with the global consulting firm McKinsey & Company, and subsequently served in COO, CEO and General Manager roles for numerous technology companies based in Asia, including one of the leading cloud based online learning platforms based in China. A recipient of the Queen’s Gold Medal for mathematics presented by Queen Elizabeth II, Dr. Chan studied engineering at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, where he earned his BA, MA and PhD degrees as a Croucher Foundation Scholar. Author of numerous books and scientific publications, Dr. Chan is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese, and he also speaks basic French and Japanese.

Azam Zaka, Cert BA (CIMA), Dipl MA, Adv Dipl MA

Board Advisor

Mr. Zaka is a highly successful technology investor focused on the digital, cloud-based transformation of large global industries, including virtual conferences and telecommunications, and property. Currently based in Dubai, Mr. Zaka is the co-director of Adapt Virtual Convention, Asia’s largest digital, cloud-based technology conference, organised in partnership with Baidu, Sina.com, Sohu, Netease/163.com. He currently serves as investor and senior board advisor with Juwai IQI Holdings, Asia’s largest, cloud based, propertytech company. A member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) where he also earned his Cert BA, Dipl MA, and Adv Dipl MA qualifications, Mr. Zaka brings over 20 years experience in corporate finance, M&A and post merger integration.

Contact Us

Digital Cloud Holdings I, Limited

Office Address

Kemp House
160 City Road
London, United Kingdom, EC1V 2NX

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