What is Teamz Business Summit?
We connect exceptional startups with top investors from China, Japan, and the US.
We connect exceptional startups with top investors from China, Japan, and the US.
Anis Uzzaman, Ph.D., is the General Partner, CEO, and founding member of Fenox Venture Capital, a Silicon Valley-based VC with strong global network and investments. Anis has invested in over 120 startups in the United States, Japan, and South East Asia. Prominent US startups in the Fenox portfolio include x.ai, Jibo, Genius, Affectiva, Afero, MindMeld, Lark, Scanadu, Meta, and ShareThis. He is an investor and a board director of Tech in Asia, the largest tech media in Southeast Asia. Anis also sits on the board of directors of Jibo, Affectiva, Afero, Lark, Jetlore, DLE, I AND C-Cruise, ZUU, and Infoteria. Anis holds a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Tokyo Metropolitan University. He has published more than 30 technical papers, and has authored 5 books in 4 Asian languages, providing valuable insights to Asian startups and corporations.
Chris Hill is Chief Executive Officer of WeWork Japan, a subsidiary of WeWork Cos. In this role, Hill is responsible for establishing WeWork’s operations and community as well as growing the Company’s presence in Tokyo and beyond. Hill joined WeWork in 2010 shortly after its founding to serve as the Company’s first Chief Operating Officer. During his tenure at WeWork, Hill has taken on many executive functions, which include serving as the Global Head of Community and Operations and, most recently, serving as the Global Chief Community Officer. In these roles, Hill has created, implemented, and scaled many of the processes, operational frameworks, and strategies that are used to run WeWork communities and create the highest level of member experience. Over the past two years, Hill has spent extensive time overseas successfully scaling the brand into foreign markets. An entrepreneur by background, Hill has more than 20 years of management and operations experience. Early in his career, Hill launched and grew a chain of small format grocery and provisions markets based in the Tri-State area of the United States. After successfully exiting this venture, Hill co-founded New York’s first distribution channel focused solely on organic food supply. Hill grew sales to more than $50 million during his time with the company. Hill earned his Bachelors of Fine Arts in Advertising & Brand Creation from The School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, NY.
The founder, Timothy Sykes is a millionaire stock trader, entrepreneur and teacher who has been featured on CNN, Fox News and Men’s Journal amongst others. Famous for turning $12,000 of his Bar Mitzvah money into $1.65M while still in college, he went on to now run one of the the largest online trading academies for penny stocks. In 2016 Tim founded the Timothy Sykes Foundation to improve education and opportunity around the world. The foundation has supported dozens of charities such as Make-A-Wish and The Boys & Girls Club and most notably made headlines with a $1 million donation to Pencils of Promise. The foundation has committed to building 1,000 schools for underprivileged youth in South East Asia, Latin America and Africa. Timothy has also become well known for documenting his journey and travels on Instagram for his audience of nearly 1 million followers.
Wu Di is the chief executive of Dawn Capital. Prior to initiating the establishment of Dawn Capital, Wu Di was the founder and chairman of Hengxin Ding Ming International Investment Consulting Co., Ltd. and was responsible for the non-performing assets business of CITIC Asset Management Co., Ltd. During his tenure at Hengxin Ding Ming International Investment Consulting Co., Ltd., Wu Di, as the earlier batch of professional investment consultants engaged in the trading of precious metals in China which brought huge investment returns to clients. At the same time, Wu Di was also a professional trader at Tianjin Precious Metals Exchange External lecturer. As the head of non-performing assets business of CITIC Asset Management Co., Ltd., Wu Di is responsible for the disposal of non-performing assets and small and micro financial businesses. He has accumulated over RMB5 billion financing from small and micro enterprises, and has adept in strategic management. He has highly skilled in operation control, investment decision-making, and capital operation experience. Wu Di has a master's degree in psychology.
Toshitada Nagumo serves as CEO of Fenox Japan. He is responsible for fundraising, corporate partnership, and startup investment in Japan and across Asia. Toshitada founded and managed his own consulting firm and has more than 10 years of experience in growth strategy consulting, new business development support, fundraising, M&A, and IR consulting. He specializes in diverse industries, such as Telecommunication, Media, IT, Renewable Energy, FinTech, and High-tech. He served a large number of clients not only in Japan, but also across the US, EU and Asia ranging from startups to large global corporation. Prior to founding his own consulting firm, Toshitada was a Senior Strategic Consultant at Nomura Research Institute, one of the largest consulting and system integration firms in Japan. He provided strategic consulting, such as business development, global business expansion, Japan market entry, technology evaluation and more to large Japanese corporations as well as global large corporations in the US, EU and Asia. He also promoted the new IT paradigm, “Ubiquitous Networks”, “M2M”, which can be described as prior version of IoT, at the time. He has greatly contributed to the IT evolution resulting in business/market through various publishing and lecturing activities. While being with NRI, he worked at US subsidiary, Nomura Research Institute America in New York, for several years. A large number of his engagement includes US entry/business expansion strategy to large Japanese corporations and vice versa. Toshitada holds a Bachelor and Master of Engineering degrees from University of Tokyo.
Fuyuki Yamaguchi is actively engaged in venture investments. After researching physics, he provided management strategy consultation at Bain & Company and Roland Berger to high-tech companies, telecommunications carriers and manufacturers. After studying in the United States he worked with investment funds and a Taizo Son group company along with vast experience with investment in start-ups and medium-sized enterprises. As a founding member of Mistletoe since 2013, he invested in domestic and overseas startups as well as venture capitals. He also launched an affiliated venture capital based in San Francisco in 2014. Since November 2017 he has become senior advisor of Mistletoe and managing partner of Abies Ventures, a deep tech startup venture capital.
Wang Zhanhua is the chairman of Beijing Yihong Investment Management Co., Ltd., the general manager of Beijing Jingzheng Decoration Co., Ltd., the founder of Yinjia (Beijing) Investment Consulting Co., Ltd., the president of Beijing Tianhao Culture Development Co., Ltd., the chairman of Xingyaozhongshi Beijing Culture Media Co., Ltd., now has five companies, including finance, culture, media, decoration and other sectors.
Javin Tan is President of the Malaysia Creative and Cultural Business Industries Association (MCCIS). He is a well known angel investor that specializes in creative and cultural content or structure (South East Asia & Asia Pacific Region). He is also involved in creative and cultural finance projects in other industries. He has being described as a “zealous entrepreneur” due to his passion in entrepreneurship. He has also been featured on CCTV. He even has a movie《entrepreneur》based on his upbringing in China. He is the first person you should seek for creative and cultural content projects. Javin admits his enduring enthusiasm in the pursuit of creative movie excellence and he is helping to incubate more startups in the foreseeable future. He won a world Chinese entrepreneurs model award person of the year in Beijing on 2016 and the World Chinese Entrepreneur Pioneer Award on 2015.
Kunal Desai is an American stock trader and CEO of Bulls on Wall Street, an online trading academy. Kunal is known for becoming a wealthy retail trader and growing his multi-million dollar business with his close friends. He is also a cryptocurrency trader and investor where he has capitalized on the new trend of digital currency. He teaches his crypto trading methods at BullsonCryptoStreet.com. He is an International speaker at trading and entrepreneurship events around the world, been featured in numerous podcasts, and covered in the Huffington Post, Forbes, Fortune, Inc.com and many other major publications. Kunal runs his own hedge fund that gives traders with smaller accounts an opportunity to trade with more capital. He is also an investor and advisor in other businesses.
Blockchain Industries is a diversified fintech holding company with a portfolio of assets across multiple classes and verticals. With a specialized focus on virtual currencies, distributed ledger technology, and digital assets, the company has four core pillars of business: digital banking and trust, virtual trading and mining, venture investing and ICO consulting, and media development and education.
GMO-PG offers comprehensive payment services and financial services to 86,136 merchants (as of December, 2017), including operators of online shops, operators who collect recurring monthly payments such as NHK, and public organizations such as National Tax Agency and Tokyo Metropolitan Government. On top of its core payment-related services, the leading company in Japan’s payment space provides value added services such as online advertising service that contributes to boost sales of merchants and a loan service which provides working capital to support merchant growth. Its transaction value has reached over 2.5 trillion yen per annum.