Todd Maurer is a partner at Educated Ventures. He specializes in emerging markets, with a particular focus on Asia. For over two decades, Todd has brought analytical research, investment banking and investment expertise to corporations, governments, and private investors worldwide.
Todd was previously VP of Corporate Development for Apollo Global, a joint venture investment company formed in 2007 by Apollo Group, Inc. and Carlyle Group. Prior to this, from 1998 to 2001, he was a Partner at Lotus Asset Management Ltd., a Hong Kong-based hedge fund, which focused exclusively on the Asia-Pacific and India through both public and private market investments.
From 1992 to 1998, he held senior corporate finance and equity research positions within Peregrine Investments Holdings Ltd. based in Hong Kong, Seoul and Beijing. At Peregrine he worked on a number of landmark privatizations, global offerings and financial restructurings involving both state-owned enterprises and private sector firms, while also representing some of the world’s leading multinationals on acquisitions in China and Asia. He commenced his career as a trade economist with KOTRA, a Korean government agency, where he developed US-Korea economic and trade research.
Todd currently serves as a Board Member of The STEM Academy, a non-profit organization that provides STEM literacy to middle and high school students, and is an Advisor to China Education Network, Inc., a Leading education services venture focused on executive education In China. He is a Member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, an affiliate of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Todd earned a B.A. in Economics from U.C.L.A, an M.I.A from Columbia University, and has conducted post-‐graduate study at Peking University and Nanking University, China. He speaks and reads Mandarin Chinese and is conversational in Korean and Russian.