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.
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.
Business Strategy and Strategic Partnerships
LA & Shanghai PartnershipsAlso: Co-founder Startup Grind Shanghai
Startup ConnectorAlso: Startup & Investor Relations at GWC Innovator Fund
Creative & Business DevelopmentAlso: Designer at Facebook
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
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.
MAKERSPACE & SHENZHEN OPEN INNOVATION LAB
Open Innovation; Open Source Software; Hardware
Automotive/Mobility; Strategic Investment; Finance
Eric Quon Lee
Corporate Development; Strategy; Management Consulting
Automotive/Mobility; Strategic Investment; Corporate Innovation; Startup Connector
SUN PLUS VENTURES
PE/VC Investments; Real Estate Transactions; Board Governance
BREAKTHROUGH VENTURE PARTNERS
Startup-Corporate Liaison; Monetizing Innovation; Business Development