Language: Cantonese (Supplemented with English)
Want to learn from people's experiences of expanding Hong Kong based businesses to Taiwan? Come along to our upcoming firechat, co-hosted by CUHK PI Centre and Taiwan Startup Stadium, where Mr. Alan Chan, Founder & CEO of Omnichat, Mr. Danny Chong, Senior Investment Director from Gobi Partners and Mr. Duncan Hui, Country Manager of Spaceship will be invited to share their experiences. Don't miss out!
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About the Speakers
Alan Chan, Founder & CEO of Omnichat
Alan Chan is the Founder & CEO of Omnichat, An Omnichannel Chat commerce platform for Retail & Ecommerce. He is a serial entrepreneur with over 10 years software technology expertise and ecommerce experience. He loves building software products, enriching user experience as well as customer acquisition.
His Dream is to build a unicorn software company and product. Make something people love.
Omnichat is an omnichannel chat commerce platform for retail and ecommerce to increase sales and conversion. It helps brands to connect all social messengers such as WhatsApp, Line, Wechat, IG & FB Messenger together and provide Sales, Marketing & Customer Service to retail and ecommerce brand
Danny Chong, Senior Investment Director from Gobi Partners (previously worked at Insider)
Danny joined Gobi as a Senior Investment Director in 2020, with a focus on emerging startups in Greater Bay Area (GBA). He started his career as a management consultant at PwC, advising MNCs and asset managers on technology and valuation projects. He has accumulated multiple experiences in accelerating the market penetrations for early-stage startups. Danny led the growth hacking initiatives across Asia for ZALORA before it went IPO. As the Vice President at INSIDER, he was based in Taipei to built up the Greater China presence and was in charge of the collaboration with startups in APAC to accelerate their digital growth. Danny graduated from HKUST with a BSc in Economics and Finance and has served as the mentor for the Business School.
About Gobi Partners
Gobi Partners is one of the longest-standing venture capital firms with a Pan-Asian presence across North Asia, South Asia, and ASEAN with over US$1 billion in assets under management (AUM). The firm, headquartered in Kuala Lumpur and Shanghai, supports entrepreneurs from the early to growth stages and focuses on emerging and underserved markets. Portfolio companies of Gobi include GOGOX, Shopline, Homecourt, etc.
About INSIDER (previous company when he worked in Taiwan)
Insider helps digital marketers drive growth across the funnel by leveraging real-time predictive segmentation to deliver personalized journeys across the web, apps, messaging, and ad channels. Global brands in retail, automotive and travel use Insider to deliver AI-backed customer-centric experiences. Insider is trusted by over 600 businesses across various industries including Watsons, UNIQLO, Singapore Airlines, Toyota, IKEA, Samsung, and Huawei.
Duncan Hui, Country Manager of Spaceship
Business strategist Duncan Hui has helped startups and corporations across the globe find innovative solutions and build meaningful connections. As the Country Manager at SpaceshipHK, a Hong Kong-based logistics startup, he leads company expansion efforts, develops new partnerships, manages product development, and oversees operational and marketing strategy. Prior to joining Spaceship, he was the Senior Product Manager at Mozilla, where he developed strategies for business expansion, created new products, and forged partnerships in the Emerging Markets. Before joining Mozilla, he oversaw the international expansion and market development at Pakpobox in Hong Kong. Beyond business strategy, Duncan is passionate about entrepreneurship and all things related to edtech and fintech.
Spaceship is the first mobile platform which helps users compare and book international courier services. Through a data-backed humanized design, we knock down the boundaries of traditional logistic companies, including the complicated shipping procedures, aiming to make international shipment more easily accessible to the general public. Spaceship users can instantly compare and book global and domestic door-to-door courier shipments online. We have partnered with over 30 world-class logistic service providers, making shipment more accessible to the general public. (For more information visit www.spaceship.hk)
About the Moderator
Mr. Keith Chan, Co-founder & CEO of Flying Milk Tea
Keith Chan is a graduate from CUHK in 2019 and the Chief Executive Officer of Flying Milk Tea, a graduate team of PI Centre. Supported by Cyberport Accelerator Support Programme, his team has been admitted to Taiwan accelerator program iiiNNO and have already set up a branch office in Taiwan.
About Flying Milk Tea
Flying Milk Tea is a Chinese online platform that integrates creative work submission, social media, and online store. It is the first website in the whole world with the “Adversarial Neural Cryptography” to protect creators’ copyrights. It has attracted a vast userbase of teenagers from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore, and strives to develop new markets for creators, as well as providing a nurturing environment for creators to express their creativity through writing and artwork.