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Carel van Apeldoorn

Carel van Apeldoorn

Guangzhou Chapter Director

Carel is CEO and cofounder of Ink361.com, the leading web based Instagram photo sharing network. Carel is a serial entrepreneur and holds a MSc degree of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He has worked in investment banking prior to becoming an entrepreneur and has founded three successful companies over the last 12 years.

Nrupesh Soni

Nrupesh Soni

Guangzhou Chapter Co-Director

Nrupesh Soni has spent 10 years in China, from 1999-2009, providing ICT Solutions, Security Assessment and Training to Chinese companies as well as specialising in customised sourcing solutions for companies around the globe. He then spent 3 years in Namibia, Southern Africa, doing Investment Consulting. While in Africa, he launched 2 startups and provided ICT and E-Government Solutions. In 2012, Soni returned to China, getting back into IT, startups, and investment. Soni has organised over 30 IT networking events since 2002 in Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen.

Chance Jiang

Chance Jiang

Guangzhou Chapter Co-Director

Chance Jiang is co-founder of welomo.com, a Guangzhou startup making cloud-ready electronic appliances for business and consumers. Chance is currently focused on startups making smart and connected appliances for business and consumers, including robots. He's been an active member in Guangzhou's tech community, from organizing community events to mentoring other startups. Chance was founding member (Interim Chair) of IEEE System, Man and Cybernetics Guangzhou Chapter (2004-2007).

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麦刚 Gang Mai (OK Coin)
Sunday, April 27

麦刚 Gang Mai

OK Coin

Since 1997, Gang Mai has invested and founded startups in Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and the Silicon Valley. Mr. Mai helped pioneer China's startup investment scene in 2005 by starting Ventures Lab (创业工场), the first startup incubator in China. He recently founded OKCoin, China's largest Bitcoin exchange.

  • 麦刚 Gang Mai, OK Coin 麦刚 Gang Mai, OK Coin
    麦刚:中国创业与投资领域的拓展者,2005年和Tim Draper共同成立创业工场,被誉为中国最早的孵化器。麦刚于1997年进入创业投资行业,曾在北京、深圳、上海、香港、东京,硅谷多地从事投资和创办企业。曾参与筹建深圳创新投资公司;创办上海浦东科创投资公司,任美国DFJ Dragon投资基金董事;麦刚曾经创办多家企业,包括中国最早的社交网站亿友网(已被法国上司公司Meetic收购);中国最早的O2O公司通卡(已被腾讯收购);还共同创办豆丁网,泰捷软件,OKcoin等多家公司。麦刚目前担任广东省天使投资协会副会长、天津市天使投资协会会长、中国青年天使协会副会长及常务理事。
    Since 1997, Gang Mai has invested and founded startups in Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and the Silicon Valley. Mr. Mai helped pioneer China's startup investment scene in 2005 by founding Ventures Lab (创业工场) with [Tim Draper], the first startup incubator in China. He also helped start the Shenzhen Capital Group, co-founded the Pudong Investment Group, and is a Venture Partner at DFJ Dragon.
    Mr. Mai has seen action from the other side of the table as an entrepreneur as well, founding many companies over the years. He helped start China's first social network, eFriendsNet, which was aquired by French company Meetic. Mr. Mai also started TongCard, China's first 020 loyalty card company, which he sold to Tencent. Recently, he founded OKCoin, China's largest Bitcoin exchange. OKCoin just closed their Series A investment round at 10 Million USD.
    Mr. Mai is also vice president of Canton Angels, president of Tianjin Angels, and vice-president of the China Youth Angels Association.
    27 Apr 麦刚 Gang Mai OK Coin

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