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Ellen joined UpHonest in 2016. She currently leads UpHonest Capital's U.S. operations, including investments, back-office, partnerships and community.

Ellen started Silicon Valley Race (SV-Race), a media channel in Chinese focusing on Silicon Valley stories and companies and grew the platform to over 40 million views and over 100,000 followers in the funder and founder's community in China.

Silicon Valley Race was recognized as one of the best technology writer by 36Kr, Sohu, Netease and Sina in 2017 and 2019.

Ellen also played a vital role in launching Beta, an education program for emerging Chinese family offices' and grew the platform to over 100 paid members across 5 programs. UpHonest Capital spinned out Beta in 2020 s an independent entity named Beta Academy, to double down on the growing demand of tailored education on venture and entrepreneurship.

Forbes 30 Under 30 in Venture Capital in 2022

Previously: Founding member @ Zuma Partners, a 2M USD micro-VC based in LosAngeles.

Incharge or participated in fundraising, investments, marketing and community.Zuma Partners' portfolio companies include Honey (acquired by PayPal), NextTrucking, and Shape Security.

B.S. Mathematics/Economics, Global Studies minor, UCLA

Master of Applied Economics (MAE), UCLA

Other community engagements:

UCLA MAE Industry Advisory Council, council member

AllRaise,partner cohort, cohort co-capitan 2020



UpHonest’s Ellen Ma on Investing in Immigrant Startup Excellence
November 2, 2022