Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Canada, we’re a small, fully remote team with a global reach.
Our investing network is comprised of respected current and former executives, directors, producers, investment bankers, agents, publicists, educators, and entrepreneurs in the industry. As we interface intimately with our global network of colleagues, we’re able to continually deliver institutional-quality service to our founders and investors. Simultaneously, we’re always looking for industry-transforming and culturally defining deals that push media & entertainment towards the green.
MIKE PIO RODA, FMVA®
TLDR: Founding General Partner at Triumph Culture Capital. Vancouver, BC, born & raised. Lived in Asia for a stint and ate wasabi gelato with Kylie Jenner one time in the Philippines before she became a billionaire.
Co-founding Supreme Talent Management in 2012 and managing six-figure client budgets, he’s serviced global brands such as Coca-Cola, Apple, American Eagle, and Nokia for their campaigns and produced the 7107 International Music Festival. Founding Pinnacle Live Concepts in 2014, Mike grew the company from $0 to +$50M in revenue in 2 years. Working with the likes of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kanye West, Kylie Jenner, Wiz Khalifa and countless others, he’s helped negotiate and acquire film, TV, and music content for his clients in China and the Philippines and has regularly developed IP suitable for the market. He has deep expertise in business development, corporate strategy, and corporate finance.
GARY CHOW, PH.D
TLDR: Founding General Partner at Triumph Culture Capital. California born & raised, now living in Shanghai. Has a Ph.D in bio-engineering and was previously a lead R&D engineer at Beckman Coulter.
As a graduate of the California Institute of Technology (CalTech) with a Ph.D. in Bio-engineering, Gary Chow pivoted towards his passion for live entertainment.
Before taking the entrepreneurial journey and founding Triumph Entertainment, Gary served as Corporate Strategy Director for LiveNation. Responsible for overall strategic planning, investment, and acquisition of live performances, music festivals, and venues in North America, he managed annual revenues of $1.1B and managed content and operations of 29 venues.
Eventually becoming part of LiveNation China’s founding team as the Director of Business Development, he later served as the Head of Entertainment for Kaisa Group Holdings, and founder of Baoneng International’s Culture & Sports Division. Gary has been responsible for operating multiple arenas and theatres throughout China (including Guangzhou NBA Arena), establishing a ¥280M PE fund for sports, culture, and entertainment investments, and managing annual content acquisition budgets of over $1B in China. He is currently a director for Linket.
Located in beautiful British Columbia, Vancouver is a city that is consistently recognized as a global leader for creating opportunity, promoting inclusivity and championing green initiatives. With the moniker of Hollywood North, Vancouver is also seen as a top destination for the film, gaming and animation industries.
Attracting billions in foreign direct investments, Vancouver is home to several tech unicorns. And with the recent emergence of metaverse and NFT trends, the city is quickly becoming a global hub for all things Web3.0. With the infrastructure, world-class education and talent being groomed in the city, there’s a reason why top venture firms consider it a top locale. And as the importance and emphasis on Web3.0 continues, and interest in the intersection of culture, content & technology grows, so will Vancouver’s venture landscape.
With access to top media firms, gaming companies, animators, directors and just pure, raw talent in the city, we are proud to call Vancouver home.