Partners for Growth & Equity
Bouin Capital builds impactful and resilient companies aimed at digital, social, and moral innovation. Built since 2007, Bouin has had transdisciplinary leadership to bring deep domain knowledge, diversity of thought, and invaluable insights. We are committed to deep integrity, multicultural entrepreneurship, unbiased decision-making,  and community building to propel technologies for an intelligent and safe future. An LLC, Bouin Capital is headquartered in the US with global representation. 
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Telecom/Media
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Clean Energy
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Rashmi Kilam

Founder, Managing Director,

Bouin Capital

Rashmi invested in a diverse pool of social capital for 20 years across 20+ countries. Her career started in the dot com era with a holding company, Distacom that built Orange, J-Phone (now Softbank), StarTV, and the Hutchison group. At their subsidiary, Asia Pacific Capital, Rashmi worked with their internet business and became the core team for their first B2B software acquisition that had a unicorn exit in Finland. She also collaborated with their other investments, NASDAQ listed SUNDAY of Hong Kong (now PCCW) for catalyzing their GSM award, Blu SpA Italy (sold to Telecom Italia), and Spice Telecom in 2000 where she was trained in telecom billing and payment system. 

Rashmi started roots of Bouin by serving an M&A advisory practice (acquired), Edelweiss Capital (IPO), and three IT & BPO companies. She has served multiple advisory boards, reviewed numerous business plans, and built her portfolio of investments from healthcare, fintech, cleantech, and beyond. She has supported businesses that radically serve a need, enable informed decision making, and offer customer-centricity. Rashmi has actively advised family offices, angel groups, and is with the South West Angel Network, an impact-only member of Angel Capital Association. She is on the Investment Committee of a Texas-based Single Family Trust that built biopharma, med-devices, life sciences companies, and serves other industries more. She is an ambassador for HITLab NY, an impact organization to help shape the future of healthcare, and a venture mentor with the University of Texas, Women in Healthcare HLTH Foundation, and MassChallenge Boston. Her work also supports coaching, judging and participation in events SXSW Interactive, Rice Alliance Business Plan Comp, Invest in Korea, Startup Health, Mobile World Congress, and more.

 

Rashmi earned Business degree and ranked in her BSc in Biology & Chemistry from Delhi University 1995.

 

Rashmi speaks four languages fluently and lives in Austin Texas with her family.

Richard Siemens

Chairman, Distacom,

Founder, Hutchison Telephone,

Board of Advisors, Bouin Capital

Mr. Siemens is a significant force in the telecommunication and broadcasting industries for over 30 years. Born and raised in Canada, Rick was trained as a Chartered Accountant and joined Distacom Communications in 1973 to create the largest paging company in Western Canada. In 1979, Mr. Siemens came to Hong Kong to start a paging operation called Advance Telecom Services (ATS), and by 1984, he formed Hutchison Telephone, a partnership between Distacom, Hutchison Whampoa, and Motorola that had 500 employees and a profit of US$100 million annually. In 1990, together with Cable & Wireless and CITIC Pacific, he founded AsiaSat, the first satellite company in Asia, a private consortium Easy TV, a 24-hour satellite music channel and STAR TV became the first pan-regional broadcaster, and later the music channel of Star. Mr. Siemens also spearheaded Hutchison's telecom business in the UK, now ORANGE network, and built retail mobile businesses in France and Germany. By 1993 Hutchison was operating in 14 countries with over one million subscribers and 6,000 employees. Rick sold his significant share in Hutchison Telecom and re-launched Distacom as an independent company, acquiring new assets and focusing on developing wireless networks in new markets. 

Mr. Siemens was Co-Chairman and Executive Director of SUNDAY Communications Limited, a company listed on HKSE and NASDAQ, which provides GSM and 3G wireless communications and data services in Hong Kong. The company was privatized in December 2006 following its acquisition by PCCW in 2005. Mr. Siemens was the Chairman of e-KONG Group Ltd, a company listed on the main board of the SEHK: 524 and maintains a sponsored Level 1 ADR program through The Bank of New York (Ticker Symbol: EKONY), which creates, operates, and invests in telecommunications and technology-related businesses globally. 

Mr. Siemens is also NE Chairman of Sprintex Limited, a company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, specializing in the development and manufacture of patented superchargers used worldwide in the automotive and related industries. Mr. Siemens resides in Hong Kong with his wife Yvonne. He enjoys tennis, sailing, and golf.

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