Operating Team

CHRIS HSIANG

CHRIS HSIANG

Founder and CEO

Experienced in venture capital financings, mergers & acquisitions, and intellectual property transactions as a US-licensed corporate attorney and having been an early employee of startups with high profile Asian investors and cross-border partnerships, Chris founded Startups Greater Asia to better facilitate tech deals between North America and Greater Asia.

 

MICHAEL NGUYEN

MICHAEL NGUYEN

Operations and Business Development

Michael helped start the Guitar Hero billion-dollar video game franchise, scaled the first social networking service in Vietnam (Cyworld) to 4 million users, founded and grew the most successful micro-blogging service (Mimo) in Vietnam to 2 million users, and founded and led a dating service (FriendsPlus) to acquisition. Michael focuses on helping high growth teams bridge operational gaps in Business Development, Marketing, and Operations.

ALEXANDER CHUNG

ALEXANDER CHUNG

Business Strategy and Strategic Partnerships

ALBERT YOUNG

ALBERT YOUNG

LA & Shanghai Partnerships

Also: Co-founder Startup Grind Shanghai
MEGAN LIU

MEGAN LIU

Startup Connector

Also: Startup & Investor Relations at GWC Innovator Fund
JESSIE CHEN

JESSIE CHEN

Creative & Business Development

Also: Designer at Facebook

Advisory Board

 

Randolph Tom

Randolph Tom

Dynasty Capital

Randy has been advising a global clientele on how to conduct business negotiations involving billions of dollars in Asia to successful conclusions. including on aspects of corporate development, including creating strategic working partnerships with foreign governments, state-controlled enterprises and related companies that form part of the architecture of international commerce.

Randy's clients have included :
• Global entrepreneurial CEOs and start-up management teams
• Private and publicly traded mid-and small companies and their board members
• Venture capital funds, hedge funds, and other institutional investors.

Through these clients, Randy has been engaged by clients involving more than 100 transactions valued well over $5 billion from IPOs, secondary offerings, mergers and acquisitions and PIPE transactions

Steve Hsia

Steve Hsia

Playnovate and Young Outliers

Steve sits on the board of a number of publicly-listed tech companies in China and the US, and is the co-founder of Playnovate (an EdTech company based in China) and Young Outliers (a Design Entrepreneur summer camp in Silicon Valley).

Steve was the co-founder & CEO of AGENDA Corporation, the leading Pan-Asian digital marketing agency with 600+ digital talents and operations in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Taipei, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, until AGENDA was acquired by the world #1 ranked advertising and media holding company WPP. After the acquisition, Steve served as Asia/Pacific COO of WPP/Wunderman and co-managed 26 offices and 1,200 digital marketing professionals across Asia/Pacific. Prior to that, Steve founded and built two enterprise software companies.

SGA Executive and Entrepreneurial Network

 

SGA maintains an extensive network in Silicon Valley and across Asia with industry experts and professionals involved in finance, venture capital, investment banking, law, accounting and other services.

David Li

David Li

MAKERSPACE & SHENZHEN OPEN INNOVATION LAB

Open Innovation; Open Source Software; Hardware

Yoon Choi

Yoon Choi

SAIC CAPITAL

Automotive/Mobility; Strategic  Investment; Finance

Eric Quon Lee

Eric Quon Lee

VISA

Corporate Development; Strategy; Management Consulting

Euna Joo

Euna Joo

HYUNDAI VENTURES

Automotive/Mobility; Strategic Investment; Corporate Innovation; Startup Connector

Ed Sun

Ed Sun

SUN PLUS VENTURES

PE/VC Investments; Real Estate Transactions; Board Governance

Bernard Slede

Bernard Slede

BREAKTHROUGH VENTURE PARTNERS

Startup-Corporate Liaison; Monetizing Innovation; Business Development