NP Equity Partners (“NPEP”) is a leading privately owned investment management firm founded by Samuel Hwang in 2015. NPEP invests in and creates value by deploying a long-term, technology-driven, global strategy across a number of industry sectors including education/edtech, consumer Internet and media, advanced machines and AI, data analytics and software, and real estate. Our investments span all stages of corporate growth, including seed, growth capital, and buyout.
Prior to founding NPEP, Samuel founded New Pathway Education, an edtech company serving outbound students in China, in December of 2009. In December of 2014, New Pathway Education was acquired by global private equity fund CVC Capital and merged with CVC portfolio company EIC Education, one of China’s leading international education companies. Subsequently, Samuel served as the Chief Technology Officer and Board member of EIC Education for three years.
Partnered with another major family office in Korea, Samuel founded teraArk, a family investment office specializing in global venture capital and private equity investments primarily in education technology and human capital development. In 2018, Samuel joined WeWork, one of the fastest growing and most valuable startups in history, and led the founding of the first WeWork Labs in Asia as the Head of WeWork Labs, Korea. WeWork Labs currently operates in more than 24 locations in 14 cities across nine countries, working with more than 1,000 startups by providing educational programs and mentorship.
Samuel is also actively involved as a director of the Hong Kong MIT Innovation Node and a board member of the MIT Sandbox Funding Board. Sam received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science in Materials Science & Engineering, both from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
We use our team’s industry expertise, experience and processes to build, grow, and refine successful companies in fast growing markets with potential for globalization.
Our investment vehicle is funded with permanent capital from a global group of institutional investors, entrepreneurs, and executives.
Portfolio Company Valuation Growth
Our world class operations team creates value for our portfolio companies by creating synergies amongst our portfolio companies.
Exit Planning & Support
We evaluate and plan options for exits through later stage VCs, M&As, and IPOs.
We seek to create long-term value for both our investors and companies, while also creating a positive impact on the communities in which we operate.