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Founders and Management

Our Leadership Team

Spanning the fields of digital marketing, retail and technology, our leadership team is made up of accomplished business luminaries with proven expertise, established networks, and a strong track record for Asia.

Ricky Ng

Founder & Group CEO

  • Founder & CEO of Aladdin Fintech, Leading B2B Blockchain Service Marketplace in Asia

  • Co-founder of one of the largest digital advertising platforms in greater China area, created an advertising myth of 1 billion RMB per year, major partner with Rakuten and Tencent in China and overseas

  • Senior Business Manager of Yahoo

Eric Dao

Co-founder and Group CTO

  • Master’s degree from the University of Washington, and Bachelor’s degree from
    California Institute of Technology

  • Twenty-plus years of R&D experience in IBM (US) and Microsoft(US). Serial
    entrepreneur in consumer IoT, New Retail Tech, and Blockchain startups

Adam Cole Jacobs

Chief Blockchain Advisor

  • Special advisor to Ethereum founder

  • Extensive history in Commercial Real Estate, FinTech Industries

  • 6 years at CBRE, most recently in the role as Vice President

  • Holds strategic / advisory positions with North American companies, including,, and Future Fertility

Nelson Wong

Co-founder and Partner

  • Over 15 years practice fields cover equity financings, debt offerings, pre-IPO investments, private placements and M&A advisory.

  • Associate Director of the investment banking division at CLSA Capital Markets Limited from 2007 to 2015. Prior to working at Goldman Sachs (Asia) as an analyst in the investment banking division from 2006 to 2007.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting from The University of British Columbia; Master’s degree in Business Administration from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

William Lok

Chief Strategy Officer
Director, Content Development

  • Bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University; 10+ years in marketing/PR

  • First Hong Konger to work with in a Finland wireless software (WAP) company

  • Le Mans Prototype racing driver, Motorsport Team Principle

  • Automotive & luxury lifestyle influencer

  • Entrepreneur experience in trading, wholesale distribution, manufacturing, retail Chain and franchise



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