Alexander Chan is currently the Co-Director of The Mills Fabrica- a leading Hong Kong based techstyle focused incubator/ fund/ space dedicated towards building a techstyle innovation community globally. Alexander currently leads investments (Fabrica Fund) and also helps with incubation support and government/ policy related affairs.
Alexander previously worked in consulting and private equity focusing on consumer and TMT investments. He was part of Bain’s Private Equity Group in Greater China as well as with Hillhouse Capital’s Global Consumer team focusing on bringing global brands from US/ Europe into China.
Alexander is also an occasional contributor to SCMP, HKFP and Stand News in Hong Kong where he writes on issues related to innovation/ entrepreneurship, social mobility and public policy. He previously obtained a BEng from HKU and an MPP from Oxford University.
Gobi Partners is China’s leading venture capital firm with a 15-year history, focusing on the early investments into digital media, IT, TMT and other fields, and invested more than 100 innovative enterprises across China and Southeast Asia
ReadWrite is focused on connecting technological experts, thought-leaders, corporate executives and investors. Kyle has advised over 175 companies and successfully raised over US$130 million in venture funding.
Irene is a Partner of KPMG China and leads the Technology, Media and Telecommunications sector for Hong Kong. She is also the Head of High Growth Technology and Innovation Group in Hong Kong. Irene started her career with KPMG Toronto and has been working in Hong Kong for over 14 years.
Honorary Professor, The University of Hong Kong Founder & Chairman, Esri China (Hong Kong) Limited
Dr. Winnie Tang JP is an Honorary Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Hong Kong. She is one of the locally-bred IT entrepreneurs of Hong Kong. In the 1990s, Dr. Tang founded Esri China (Hong Kong) Limited to develop and promote Geographic Information System (GIS) software and solutions.
Anson, part of the Global Technology Innovation Centre and the High Growth Tech & Innovation Group in HK, has spent the last 20 years working in both industry and professional services covering strategic consulting.
Research Assistant Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University
Her recent research addressing the opportunities and challenges of the megalopolis of HK and Shenzhen as Asia’s entrepreneurship hub was well received by local and international media, policymakers and industry associations.
Prosperity investment is now having over rmb 70 billion in terms of asset under management, recognized as the broadest innovative investment congregation platform. Zhi Li himself has invested more than 50 projects in diverse industries, like intelligent hardware, fintech, and etc.
Manav Gupta is a technology visionary, strategist and serial entrepreneur. Having spent the past decade to developing tech and startup ecosystems in China, he is familiar with the hurdles hardware companies face in getting products that drive deep consumer engagement to market. Prior to Brinc, Manav was CEO and co-founder of FabriQate, an award-winning mobile innovation company based in London.
Assistant Dean & Chief Representative for Europe at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
Bo Ji is an inspiring TEDx speaker, a Chinaprenuer, and game changer for global startups expanding into China
Bo is currently the Assistant Dean & Chief Representative for Europe at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB), a top business school with more than 10,000 chairman/CEO level alumni in China. Bo had an over-20-year successful business career in Global Business Development, Innovation, Strategy, Supply Chain Management, M&A, etc. He served as the senior executive at the headquarters of many fortune 500 companies such as Monsanto, Cargill, Pfizer, Wrigley and Mars. He is also a well sought conference speaker.
Wayne Chu joined MindWorks Ventures (概念資本) in 2016 as Investment Partner, focusing on capital raising, marketing and deal sourcing. Before MindWorks, Wayne was previously Executive Director at Goldman Sachs, Nomura Securities and BNP Paribas Bank in Hong Kong, accumulating over 14 years’ work experience in public equities markets trading. In 2002 he graduated from a Masters degree majoring in Finance from the University of New South Wales in Australia. Wayne is passionate about all things related to automotive-tech, travel-tech and fintech, is a member of Mensa Hong Kong chapter and very keen snowboarder.
Jayne is Head of StartmeupHK at InvestHK, the government department responsible for attracting and retaining Foreign Direct Investment into Hong Kong. StartmeupHK is InvestHK’s initiative aimed at helping founders of innovative and scalable startups and related community from overseas to set up or expand in Hong Kong. Their services include providing information about the startup ecosystem here in HK, connecting people to the startup community, hosting startup events and helping to foster a positive environment for startups to thrive.
Prior to joining InvestHK, Jayne was Executive Director at the HK chapter of TiE, a global non-profit network focused on fostering entrepreneurship in the markets in which they operate, and management roles at advertising & digital agencies, startup incubator, management consulting and manufacturing companies.
Desmond Marshall is the MD for The Floor in Asia Pacific (thefloorhub.com), a top global fintech innovation center, with offices in Israel and Asia, creating visionary advanced solutions with a group of international bank and financial institution partners like HSBC, Santander, Intesa SanPaolo, RBS, CTBC, Deutsche Bank, Accenture, Intel, KPMG, etc, and also providing dealflows and scouting for global fintech companies.
With over 23 years of strategic experience, Mr Marshall have served numerous Fortune 500, governments, and new age companies from around the world in various industries, providing professional services on capital raising (IPO, blockchain/ICO, fund raise) and strategic advisory services (ICO/IPO related).
Mr Marshall is an accomplished public speaker on business and investment trends, a celebrity spokesperson for various financial TV programs, a global expert in blockchain and related topics, an advisor to the government, and often guest speaking/judging at numerous private and public events.
Head of China and Special Projects Lead, Mark Cuban Companies
Mr. Kline joined Mark Cuban Companies in January 2016 and immediately assumed his role as a direct report to Mr. Cuban, leading areas including digital media and China affairs. Beginning in 2017, Mr. Kline has led all initiatives in China, including marketing and partnerships for the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, venture capital investments, business development, and special projects. Mr. Kline has studied Mandarin since 2005 and graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.
About Mark Cuban
Mark Cuban is respected worldwide as a billionaire entrepreneur, investor, and owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. He attended Indiana University, where he studied business and pursued entrepreneurial ventures.
Mr. Cuban moved to Dallas, Texas after college where he quickly started MicroSolutions, one of the first companies to integrate PCs to form local area networks. He sold MicroSolutions to CompuServe in 1990.
In 1995, Mr. Cuban and longtime friend Todd Wagner founded Broadcast.com, the first streaming audio and video platform in the US. Broadcast.com was acquired by Yahoo in 1999 for $5.6 billion dollars.
Mr. Cuban acquired the Dallas Mavericks in 2000 and has overseen the team competing in the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history in 2006 and becoming NBA World Champions in 2011. The Mavericks are currently listed as one of Forbes’ most valuable franchises in sports.
In addition to owning the Mavericks, Mr. Cuban is chairman and CEO of AXS TV, one of ABC’s “Sharks” on the hit show Shark Tank, and an investor in more than 150 early-stage companies.
About Mark Cuban Companies
Mark Cuban Companies is the umbrella organization responsible for managing the affairs of Mr. Cuban. The organization works at Mr. Cuban’s direction to make venture capital investments in cutting-edge technology and unique consumer products and services. Mark Cuban Companies also enacts special projects and develops external relationships that support Mr. Cuban’s entrepreneurial vision.
Managing Director of BOCI & Listing Committee Member of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong
20+ years in investment banking, business and financial advisory. SEHK Listing Committee Member, Corporate Finance Advisory Panel Chairman at HKICPA, Corporate Governance Policies Committee at HKIOD, Financial Market Committee at British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. CFA, CPA, FCCA. Committee member of Shenzhen Futian district of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. Technical Adviser of Smart City Consortium. Member of Hong Kong-ASEAN Economic Cooperation Foundation, a NGO fostering economic cooperation between HK and ASEAN countries, and between ASEAN and PRC with HK serving as international hub.
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BiddingX is a leading Chinese marketing technology company and is one of China’s largest Demand Side Platforms (“DSP”). We help advertisers, agencies or demand technology providers unlock the opportunity of digital marketing in China through our award winning technology – driving superior ROI on both performance and branding campaigns.
Biddingx has been awarded Highest Growth Potential Marketing Technology company by the Digital Marketing Committee for China, Most Powerful DSP by Baidu, and been selected as Best Partner for Baidu for the last two years.
William Bao Bean, Managing Director, SOSV & China Accelerator
SOSV is a US$300 million AUM accelerator-focused venture capital fund. William was also the managing director of China investments at SingTel and a Partner at Softbank China & India Holdings. He is an active angel investor with 39 investments from 2006 to 2014.
Polar Ventures is a private investment and consulting firm that provides capital, strategic and operating solutions in Asia. Mr. Chew has over 25 years’ experience in investing, finance and transforming business operations