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Uber Influencer, Spiros Margaris, Joins SparkLabs FinTech as a Venture Partner


Spiros Margaris Joins a Stellar Team with Jessica Jackley (Co-founder of Kiva), Sameer Chishty (Chairman of Streeton Partners), Brian Behlendorf (Executive Director of Hyperledger), and William Chu (previously with Zheng He Capital).

HONG KONG (PRWEB) July 26, 2018

SparkLabs Group ( has a new venture partner joining their ranks, Spiros Margaris, who has been an investor and advisor for over 25 years. He will be a Venture Partner with SparkLabs FinTech and working on their startup accelerator with Ping An Group, which is the Ping An Fin + Tech Accelerator powered by SparkLabs.

Spiros is a venture capitalist and founder of Margaris Ventures. He is the only person who reached "The Triple Crown" of influencer rankings by being ranked the global #1 FinTech, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Blockchain influencer by Onlaytica in 2018. He was also ranked the #2 InsurTech influencer by Onalytica.

"We are delighted to have Spiros join SparkLabs FinTech as a Venture Partner. His expertise in FinTech, AI and blockchain will be a tremendous fit with our Ping An Fin + Tech Accelerator powered by SparkLabs. I am confident he will add immediate value to our cohort companies as a mentor, help raise awareness for this platform, and identify leading startups outside of China," stated William Chu, Managing Partner with SparkLabs FinTech.

Spiros will be joining William Chu (Managing Partner with SparkLabs FinTech), Jessica Jackley (Co-founder of Kiva and Partner with SparkLabs FinTech), Sameer Chishty (Chairman of Streeton Partners and Venture Partner with SparkLabs FinTech), and Brian Behlendorf (Executive Director of Hyperledger and Venture Partner with SparkLabs FinTech).

"When my friend Bernard Moon, the Co-founder of SparkLabs Group, approached me to join SparkLabs FinTech, I didn't have to think twice before accepting such an amazing opportunity. SparkLabs' global accelerator network, venture capital investments and distinguished group of advisors together create a uniquely ideal platform to help startups make a real difference on a global scale. I feel extremely privileged to become part of such an accomplished firm."

About SparkLabs Group
Founded in 2013, SparkLabs Group ( includes SparkLabs accelerator network, Asia's premier startup accelerators; SparkLabs Global Ventures (, a leading seed stage fund; SparkLabs Ventures (, a localized early-stage fund (Series A & B) in South Korea; SparkChain Capital (, an early stage blockchain focused fund; and SparkLabs Capital, a late stage investment vehicle.

SparkLabs accelerator network consists of SparkLabs Korea (Seoul), SparkLabs China (Beijing and launching Shanghai, Chengdu and Shenzhen), SparkLabs IoT & Smart Cities (Songdo, South Korea), SparkLabs Cultiv8 (AgTech, FoodTech & Sustainability in Orange, Australia), and SparkLabs Taipei.

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