Family Office View: The Venture Capital Strategy - Sarah Chen
Impact Investing, Impact Washing, Investment, Philanthropy
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“The hardest lesson for me as a leader? I’ve chosen to be in this position. I chose to build this business. So it starts with me and it ends with me”

The family office was initially created to look after the wealth of ultra high net worth families. But today, the modern-day family office does far more than that and is in fact, acting a whole lot more like a venture investor. Today we talk to Field Pickering, COO, General Counsel and Head of Venture Investing at Vulpes, a family office built off the wealth of Stephen Diggle, who founded Artradis Fund Management. Artradis was an Asian long volatility biased multi strategy alternative asset manager, and at its helm grew assets under management from US$4 million to US$4.7 billion at its peak in 2008.


– How to ask and advocate for what you want in your career
– The evolution of family offices, particularly in Southeast Asia
– How Vulpes is taking a hunting, uninhibited approach to venture and reaping the rewards


On Field:

Aerodyne Group ( is a DT3 (Drone Tech, Data Tech, and Digital Transformation) drone-based enterprise solutions provider, and a pioneer in the use of artificial intelligence as an enabling technology for large-scale data operations, analytics, and process optimization. Aerodyne is ranked second in the world by Drone Industry Insights (DII) in its ‘Drone Service Provider Ranking 2020’; was named Frost & Sullivan’s ‘Asia Pacific UAV Services Company of 2019’; and is a recipient of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) Malaysia’s ‘Industry Excellence Gold Award 2019’. The company’s founder and Group CEO, Kamarul A Muhamed, is ‘EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2020’.