Meet Our Team
General Partner/ Fund Manager
Graduate of the University of Washington Foster Business School in 2000, with a Business Administration degree in finance and marketing. Viet has over twenty years of market and trading experience, business development, financial product development and engineering. Previously an independent options trader since 1997 and developed leveraged ETF option arbitrage strategies. In 2004, founder of a trading and investor social network teaching hundreds of investors how to trade stocks and options, analyze the markets, research companies and locate opportunity. Viet currently is the fund manager and general partner of Inception Capital and a key strategic adviser to Genprex. Viet is passionate about the stock market, emerging companies and technology and cancer biotech. He loves spending time with his wife, daughter and young twin boys. He enjoys playing contact flag football, rooting for the Seahawks, watching sports and hack golfing.
Managing Partner/Research Analyst
Hiep's background and career started in life sciences research as a research assistant at the Department of Genetics and at the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Washington under Dr. Scott Wilbur, one of the top oncology research programs in the nation. In 2004, Hiep started working, investing and researching the markets and cancer biotech companies with his brother, Viet. Hiep is an insightful research analyst covering biotech, tech companies and the global markets. Hiep earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Cellular Biology from the University of Washington, loves watching sports and the Seattle Seahawks.
Erick's perspective on financial services is informed by over 20 years in software development and information technology, with a focus on aligning innovative new products with market needs. Prior to joining Inception Capital, Erick became a Registered Investment Adviser Representative in 2009, and co-founded HedgeLab Capital Management.
Earlier in his career, Erick was director of Strategy & Market Development for Microsoft's Asia Pacific Research & Development Group (ARD). There he drove Microsoft's collaboration with China's IT Services industry and related government agencies through investments in software innovation, technology transfer and IT solutions. In his ten years at Microsoft, Erick led successful initiatives in executive engagement, partner strategy, competitive strategy, and professional services.
Erick obtained his B.A. in Linguistics from Louisiana State University and was a Professor of English at Xi'an Jiao Tong University in China. A published author, Erick has contributed to books and articles on technology and culture. He is a keynote speaker at conferences and summits on topics of business culture, innovation, competition and intellectual property in the software industry.
Responsible for international business strategy, client relations, institutional/private asset raising, also serves as a Director at DynexCorp Ltd, responsible for business strategy, global client relations, institutional asset raising for Deutsche Bank's dbSelect market-leading managed investment platform. DynexCorp is a recommended index architect and manager of Deutsche Bank's award winning dbSelect platform [$6bn AUM]. Over fifteen years of market trading experience as an index futures trader in the United Kingdom. Identified and developed new opportunistic trading systems across multiple asset classes, provided medium term investment advice and analysis reports to investment teams as well as coached and trained traders to adopt and successfully trade proprietary strategies.
Daniel J Gray
Daniel was a competitive national figure skater competing at the US Nationals 3 times and winning 2nd place at the British Nationals in ’96 and coaching younger and adult skaters and bringing them to the national and international competition levels. Daniel’s finance career started at a local mortgage company as he built a very successful business while managing two of the branches. For the last ten years, he worked as a financial adviser and a consistent top producer in his region for a large national bank managing $65 million in assets, building relationships and tailoring portfolios to each individual. Now with Inception, Daniel is focused on client relations and business development. Daniel loves going on vacations with his family, taking care of his schnauzer dogs and everything baseball.