Anson Lam

Associate, Information Technology & Law

Anson leads the design, implementation and management of Information Technology Infrastructure programs, and oversees the development and implementation of relevant legal policies. He was admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong.



Who is Anson Lam?

A geek lawyer. An INTJ who has been constantly preparing to be on the show "Who Wants to be A Millionaire".


Why do you code?

Back in the late 1990s, when the Internet was still new and unknown to many, my parents bought our first computer for my sister's college studies. I was intrigued by this machine which connects us to the world and could get me any information instantly. The way it connects people from different places fascinates me. The first idea that pops into my mind was: I need to find out how it works! I then started to build my first website which was the first step that has eventually led to what I do now.


When you are faced with challenges, how do you go about to solve them?

Over the past years, I have developed my own sets of rules and a system to help me stay focus and remind me of why I have started. I usually break down the problem to smaller chunks and tackle it bit by bit starting from the easier and more achievable parts. I find directions to be clearer after the smaller problems have been fixed as the situation will then become less threatening and overwhelming. Uncertain as the result might be, I always believe that I can do it, with the right objective in mind. The important thing is to believe in the process, from which we grow and learn to do better.


You started at TUYO VENTURES before the firm was named. What did you see about the idea behind the firm?

Ever since I was a child, I enjoy building things with my own hands. I have assembled computers, Chinese caligraphy robots and models of steam-propelled cars (which almost took my right eye). Putting ideas into practice has been the most satisfying and rewarding experience for me. It was until later when I met Abraham, the founder, in law school, who shares the same passion in actualising fantasies, that I agreed to join TUYO VENTURES right away when he invited me, as I see it as the most interesting and motivating opportunity ever. The core value of the firm represents the care for human needs in the fast-changing world. With change being the only constant, as challenges emerge, client needs evolve. It is our mission to stay on top and think ahead so that we can always keep up with the change in client needs.


What lessons, memories or experiences from childhood informs your professional decisions today?

I am a gamer. Once I was in a fighting game where my opponent was about to lose, and there were only a few seconds left so I have put down the controller as I thought I was definitely going to win, waiting for my sweet victory. To my surprise, before I could realise, my opponent then cast a special move that turned the table. The sudden and dramatic change was devastating and I lost the ability to respond that I have lost a winning game. It happened many years ago and I could no longer recall the name of the game but it turned out to be the three most important life lessons I have had -
1) Never get carried away by excitement or emotions;
2) Always be prepared for a drastic change in circumstances, and
3) Hold on until the end of the game.


You lead Information Technology and Law at the firm. How do you see your role in shaping and preparing the firm and its portfolio companies now and for the future?

Simply put, my role is to mitigate risks that the firm and its portfolio expose to. One similarity between the roles of IT and legal is that both function to provide a secure operational environment for the firm to explore all possibilities and to enable innovative business decisions amidst the emergence of new technologies and their associated threats.


What do you for fun or leisure?

I am a fan of sailing, especially single-handed dinghies. It is a good way to relax as the sea breeze and tranquillity clear my mind. This is a sport that demands both physical and mental strength to move in the right direction. Sailing also gave me a chance to be close to nature and appreciate the beauty of it, but more importantly, the ability to cope with the unexpected changes it may bring, even the slightest bit of wind or turbulence can be a game-changer.



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Anson Lam

Associate, Information Technology & Law

Anson leads the design, implementation and management of Information Technology Infrastructure programs, and oversees the development and implementation of relevant legal policies. He was admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong.



Who is Anson Lam?

A geek lawyer. An INTJ who has been constantly preparing to be on the show "Who Wants to be A Millionaire".


Why do you code?

Back in the late 1990s, when the Internet was still new and unknown to many, my parents bought our first computer for my sister's college studies. I was intrigued by this machine which connects us to the world and could get me any information instantly. The way it connects people from different places fascinates me. The first idea that pops into my mind was: I need to find out how it works! I then started to build my first website which was the first step that has eventually led to what I do now.


When you are faced with challenges, how do you go about to solve them?

Over the past years, I have developed my own sets of rules and a system to help me stay focus and remind me of why I have started. I usually break down the problem to smaller chunks and tackle it bit by bit starting from the easier and more achievable parts. I find directions to be clearer after the smaller problems have been fixed as the situation will then become less threatening and overwhelming. Uncertain as the result might be, I always believe that I can do it, with the right objective in mind. The important thing is to believe in the process, from which we grow and learn to do better.


You started at TUYO VENTURES before the firm was named. What did you see about the idea behind the firm?

Ever since I was a child, I enjoy building things with my own hands. I have assembled computers, Chinese caligraphy robots and models of steam-propelled cars (which almost took my right eye). Putting ideas into practice has been the most satisfying and rewarding experience for me. It was until later when I met Abraham, the founder, in law school, who shares the same passion in actualising fantasies, that I agreed to join TUYO VENTURES right away when he invited me, as I see it as the most interesting and motivating opportunity ever. The core value of the firm represents the care for human needs in the fast-changing world. With change being the only constant, as challenges emerge, client needs evolve. It is our mission to stay on top and think ahead so that we can always keep up with the change in client needs.


What lessons, memories or experiences from childhood informs your professional decisions today?

I am a gamer. Once I was in a fighting game where my opponent was about to lose, and there were only a few seconds left so I have put down the controller as I thought I was definitely going to win, waiting for my sweet victory. To my surprise, before I could realise, my opponent then cast a special move that turned the table. The sudden and dramatic change was devastating and I lost the ability to respond that I have lost a winning game. It happened many years ago and I could no longer recall the name of the game but it turned out to be the three most important life lessons I have had -
1) Never get carried away by excitement or emotions;
2) Always be prepared for a drastic change in circumstances, and
3) Hold on until the end of the game.


You lead Information Technology and Law at the firm. How do you see your role in shaping and preparing the firm and its portfolio companies now and for the future?

Simply put, my role is to mitigate risks that the firm and its portfolio expose to. One similarity between the roles of IT and legal is that both function to provide a secure operational environment for the firm to explore all possibilities and to enable innovative business decisions amidst the emergence of new technologies and their associated threats.


What do you for fun or leisure?

I am a fan of sailing, especially single-handed dinghies. It is a good way to relax as the sea breeze and tranquillity clear my mind. This is a sport that demands both physical and mental strength to move in the right direction. Sailing also gave me a chance to be close to nature and appreciate the beauty of it, but more importantly, the ability to cope with the unexpected changes it may bring, even the slightest bit of wind or turbulence can be a game-changer.



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