Meet our Dragons

 

Elias Ek, Co-founder and CEO of Enspyre, investor in several startups

Elias is one of the co-organizers and sponsors of Dragons’ Chamber.

Enspyre (https://www.enspyre.com/) provides Digital Marketing, B2B Telemarketing and corporate Phone Answering services. He is also an alternate director of the French Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan.

Mr. Ek is from Sweden but moved to the US in 1994. Since then he has also lived in Japan, and is since 2000 living in Taiwan.

In 2013 he published the book How to Start a Business in Taiwan (http://startabusinessintaiwan.tw/) to help foreign entrepreneurs and SMEs in Taiwan.

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Revital Shpangental

Revital’s current responsibilities include;

  • The founder and CEO of Anemone Ventures, a company she set up in 2009. As a foreign entrepreneur she knows what it takes to set up a company in a foreign country
  • A professor at the Providence University, Taichung, where she teaches business culture courses and runs forums at the university business college
  • The Chair of the British Chambers of Commerce in Taiwan Women in Business Committee
  • The Asia Desk Chief Representative of the University of Haifa in Israel, in this role she facilitates academia collaboration between Taiwan and foreign university in efforts to further internalize Taiwan’s higher education landscape

She holds a BA degree in economics and business management and MA degree in Finance from CUNY.

Revital was born and raised in Israel. She moved to Asia in 1999 and has worked and lived in Singapore, South Korea, HK and Taiwan. She was relocated to Taiwan in January 2002 by Berlitz International and since then has made Taiwan the hub for her family and business.

Revital founded Anemone Ventures in 2009 in Taiwan with the mission to bring cutting-edge technologies and innovation into Taiwan in efforts to build local corporations’ technological competitiveness and to upgrade their position in the global technology value chain.

Revital has always been deeply involved in Taiwan’s local business and social communities. She is an active member of international chambers of commerce, schools’ councils and universities.

Since 2002, Revital followed clear agenda of promoting Taiwan’s business environment. Her main objectives and activities focused on;

  • Empowering women in business
  • Cultivating Young professionals
  • Promoting Taiwan’s startup ecosystem

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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.

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Dr. H. Ping Wang, PhD

Dr. HP Wang is an active entrepreneur, investor, community builder. He brings together technology commercialization, innovation and startup entrepreneurship capabilities with focus on bridging ecosystems in Asia with the West. He was previously the Founding Executive Director of Techstars in Taiwan, after previously constructing and innovation center in Taipei; working as a Director of the Qualcomm-Techstars Robotics Accelerator; as well as serving on the staff of the Techstars IOT Accelerator in New York City. As an interdisciplinary technologist, his experience encompasses AI, robotics, blockchain, hardware supply chain / IOT, biomedical devices, and much more.

In his early career, he founded several startup companies, including a branded consumer electronics design & manufacturing company which sold products worldwide, an “Innovation Cafe” retail space and living laboratory; and the first tech co-working (and maker) space in San Diego, California, as well as a new one in Taipei, Taiwan in collaboration with MaiCoin, a leading fintech company.

Dr. Wang received a mix of bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Biology, all from Stanford University, and integrated these fields for his PhD in AI and Neuroscience from the Salk Institute and UCSD and is published in the journal “Science” for his scientific work. He is also a distinguished Mayfield Fellow (a program for entrepreneurial leadership training) of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program.