Kent is the founder and general partner of the venture capital firm s28 Capital, which invests in founders building scalable and defensible products across the gamut of consumer and enterprise technology sectors, and typically invests in the seed rounds with capital for substantial follow on.
Prior to founding s28, Kent built his reputation as an investment leader in Silicon Valley in 2009 when he co-founded Harbor Pacific Capital, investing early in companies such as Palantir, Coupang, Evernote, JD.com, and Zoom.
Splitting time between Silicon Valley and Hong Kong, Kent balances his interest in emerging innovation with a grounding in traditional media as executive director of Sing Tao News Corporation Limited, which maintains the highest circulation newspaper in Hong Kong as well as a presence in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Europe.
Educated in the United States with a BA in economics from Duke University and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, and bestowed with the title of Honorary Trustee from Peking University, Kent sits on multiple government advisory and company boards including Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks and Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s Innovation & Technology Advisory Committee. He currently serves on the board of Hong Kong listed Grace Vineyards and previously served on the board of Robert Parker Wine Advocate, a Michelin Group Company. Kent was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2018. Kent has served as a class agent and will co-chair his 10th reunion in 2019.
Kent and his wife, Emily, have two children and spend summers close to Stanford.