Victor is Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Lumos Capital Group, an investment firm focused on growth companies in the human capital development and education technology sectors globally. Lumos partners with companies that are creating better outcomes for individuals and institutions in the learning, teaching and talent markets.
Victor believes deeply in the power of education to transform society and help people reach their full potential. Growing up in Asia and Africa, he saw how a commitment to investing in human capital is the foundation for lifting entire societies out of poverty. He comes from a family of pioneers and practitioners in the education sector. Victor also deeply believes in entrepreneurship and the role of private capital to drive innovation and change. He is passionate about working closely with entrepreneurs to help them build lasting businesses that can create tremendous impact and value.
Victor’s career has been focused on the intersection of education, finance and technology. Prior to Lumos, Victor was a Managing Director and Global Head of Education Technology & Knowledge Services Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs. Victor co-founded the edtech and knowledge services practice at Goldman, and led a global team that advised, financed and invested in leading global education and education technology companies, completing over $50B in transactions during his tenure.
Prior to Goldman Sachs, Victor worked as an investment professional at Zephyr Management, an emerging markets private equity firm, and previously was an attorney at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, an international law firm, where he worked on global mergers and acquisitions and securities. He has written and spoken widely at conferences around the world discussing how capital and technology can help to advance innovation and better outcomes in the education sector globally.
Victor received an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a JD from Harvard Law School and a BA from Amherst College. He is originally from Taiwan and currently lives in San Francisco, California with his wife and two daughters.