Principal, Asia Wise LLC (U.S.)
As head of AsiaWise U.S., Micah Truman is responsible for vetting U.S. based EB-5 projects on behalf of AsiaWise HK. Truman works with U.S based developers to ensure that each project is completed on time, on budget, and in compliance with all relevant EB-5 guidelines. Over $210M of EB-5 capital has been raised by the AsiaWise founders since the firm’s inception.
Truman moved to China in 1994. In 1997, he founded one of China’s first online ad agencies, raising more than $6 million from local and international investors .
In 2009, Truman took a role as General Manager of The Knot (China), a subsidiary of The Knot, Inc. (NYSE: XOXO). The Knot is one of the largest online wedding media companies in the world, with 2010 revenues exceeding $100 million. Starting as the first Chinese employee, Truman built a team of 20 and launched the flagship website (www.ijie.com) and a weekly television program broadcast across China.
He has a Bachelor’s Degree in East Asian Studies and Politics from Oberlin College. He has spoken at the Wharton School of Business, The Economist Conferences, and at the CEO forum in Seattle on Bridging the Digital Divide. He has also been featured in The International Herald Tribune, National Public Radio, and Inc. Magazine. Micah is a member of Y.P.O. (Young President’s Organization) Global One Chapter.