Paul Asel

NGP Capital

Paul is Managing Partner of NGP Capital. He has realized over 20 successful investments, including 5 IPOs and four $1B+ exits of which UCWeb and Ganji are two of the largest technology acquisitions in China. Other successful exits include KongZhong (KZ: NASDAQ), DQ Entertainment (DQEN.BO), Gridsum (GSUM: NASDAQ), Morpho (IPO Japan), Madhouse (Blue Focus Group), Whistle (Mars Petcare), CityMaps (TripAdvisor) and Intermedia (Madison Dearborn Partners). He has completed acquisitions and IPOs valued cumulatively at over $25 billion.

Paul is currently on the Boards of Fetchr, Gigwalk, and Workfusion as well as an investor in Lime, Juvo, Next Trucking, Scoop, Xnor, Zoomcar, and Zum. Prior to NGP Capital, Paul led Asia technology investments at the International Finance Corporation. Previously, he oversaw M&A and investments at Cadence Design Systems and worked at Merrill Lynch in investment banking.

He received an MBA from Stanford and a BA from Dartmouth. Paul is co-author of Upward Bound: Lessons of How Nine Leaders Achieved their Summits. He has taught International Entrepreneurship at the George Mason School of Public Policy.