Paul C. Watson
New Business Acquisition Advisor
Mr. Paul C Watson is a seasoned executive skilled in fund raising for startups, growth capital finance, corporate strategy, marketing and pre-IPO financing in the U.S. and abroad. In addition to his work in the United States, he spent seven year’s overseas working in mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, market research and operational strategy in countries including China, India and Mexico. Mr. Watson’s experience in business development, finance and venture capital made him the ideal candidate to spearhead Digitech’s innovative approach to venture capital.
Mr. Watson began his career working with technology start-up companies as an advisor to the Houston Technology Center, developing business plans and raising funds for entrepreneurs, scientists and small business owners. As an M&A advisor at KPMG Corporate Finance, he executed deals ranging from $60-100 million for strategic and financial investors while based in China. His clients ranged from large multinationals such as Syngenta and Unilever to major private equity funds 3i, The Carlyle Group and Bain Capital. Mr. Watson went on to found Hermes Investment Group, a market research and technology commercialization holding company in Asia and North America, ran two publicly listed companies from 2011 to early 2015, then co-founded the Texas Venture Growth Forum.
Mr. Watson is also an active volunteer where he is a Kiva Zip trustee, advisory board member of the University of Houston Bauer Microfinance Program (now SURE Program) and a Harvest Team Leader with Kids Outdoor Zone. He holds a BBA in Finance, minor in Spanish, and also speaks Mandarin Chinese.
Mr. Watson will help the Fund identify and evaluate portfolio investments and advise portfolio companies on ways to further their business.