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 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 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).
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.