Revital Shpangental Golan, Anemone Ventures founder and CEO
Anemone Ventures is a management consulting firm supporting technological start-ups and SMEs entering Asia. With in-depth industry knowledge, strong focus on innovation and technologies Anemone Ventures enables its clients to broaden their technological offerings and capabilities. Anemone Ventures’ reach has brought forward partnerships, co-developments, sales growth and strategic alliances in diverse technological sectors.
Originally from Israel, Revital lived and worked in Asia since 1999 and has extensive experience with all aspects of establishment and roll-out of business entities in Asia including Singapore, South Korea, HK and Taiwan. Intrigued by the opportunities of bringing innovation and new technologies to Taiwan, Revital founded Anemone Ventures in 2009. Revital is also a governor on the American Chamber’s board and a co-chair of the American Chamber’s Technology Committee. Revital holds a BA in Economics and an Executive Master’s degree in Finance from the City University of New York.
Kelvin Sun, Vice President WI Harper Group
Kelvin is focused on investment in Telecom, Media and Technology (TMT) Sector. He is actively involved in identifying and evaluating investment in Mobile Internet, IOE, and software/hardware integration space. Prior to WI Harper, Kelvin was responsible for leading Global Business Development and Technical Marketing for Cloud-Computing startups, overseeing and creating new business opportunities. Kelvin also had more than 10 years of experience in Semi-conductor, Mobile platform and Telecom industry during his career in Ericsson and varies projects from Enterprise ERP, IT consulting to city-wise Taipei WiFi deployment and other new technologies.
Kelvin received his bachelor degree in Information Technology specialized in Management Information System from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Rupert Cao, Deputy Director for Trade and Investment at Canadian Trade Office in Taipei
Mr. Rupert Cao joined the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development in 2009. Previously he was Vice Consul and Trade Commissioner responsible for Sustainable Technologies, Education and S&T at the Consulate General of Canada in Guangzhou and Vice Consul and Trade Commissioner responsible for Investment, Financial Services, Mining and Advanced Manufacturing at the Consulate General of Canada in Shanghai. At headquarters in Ottawa, he undertook assignments in the Office of the Minister of International Trade, the Invest in Canada Bureau and the Trade Policy Negotiations Division for Asia.
Prior to joining the Government of Canada, Mr. Cao worked as an auditor at Pricewaterhouse Coopers in the mining and financial services practice. He obtained a HBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.
Greg Hao, Managing Partner of MXI
With more than two decades of experience both first hand as an entrepreneur as well as working together with many startups of different stages, Greg knows first hand what it takes to deliver software and hardware products to market. In 2010 Greg made his first seed stage investment and has been an active member in organizations such as Tech Coast Angels and Monday Club mentoring and investing in entrepreneurs focusing primarily on enterprise software, SaaS, fintech, and marketplaces.
In addition to his activities as an angel investor, Greg also holds a position as Managing Partner of MXI, a global solutions provider specializing in improving the operational and technical infrastructure for medium and large enterprises.