ABOUT US

Australia:

    • Victor Jiang
    • CEO

    Serial entrepreneur (first company at age 23); lived across 12 countries; worked with 5 largest global IT consultancies, 35 Fortune 50 clients & 10 largest banks; ran sales at 2 high-performing BUs at IBM; founding Chairman of Sapien Ventures; sits on many tech company Boards (Sydney)

    • Gagneet Singh
    • CTO

    Serial tech entrepreneur; thought leader on IT testing and automation; former tech lead @ Yahoo, Adobe, Oracle and Microsoft across US, AU, CH and India (Sydney)

    • David Gee
    • Industry Solutions

    20+ year banking & finance CIO; currently CIO of MetLife Japan; ITNews "2014 CIO of the Year"; mentor at Tyro Fintech Hub, contributor at CIO and CSO magazines, advisor to multiple tech / fintech startups (Sydney / Tokyo)

    • Jafeth Rodriguez
    • Product

    Serial tech entrepreneur, sold a HR tech business to News Corp then and bought it back 2 years later for half price; founder of JaroSports / Recruit Advantage / VitaPlanet; ex consultant at Telstra, EDS and Accenture (Sydney)

    • Nathan Chadwick
    • Advisory Board

    Career investment banker and private equity guru; former MD at Medina Capital; ex-MD of RBS MEA; AD at ABN Amro; Credit Suisse; Skillsapien investor

Silicon Valley:

    • Robert Blair
    • Board Member

    Angel investor; Board member on many SV companies; serial entrepreneur; former CEO of LSI Europe and first CMO of LSI Group (largest tech IPO until Microsoft); Skillsapien investor

    • Bernard Slede
    • Strategy

    Serial entrepreneur, former founding MD of HP's corporate VC arm, MD of Breakthrough Venture Partners and Managing Partner at Sapien Ventures; helped raise tens of millions for startups to launch across US / Europe (Silicon Valley)

    • Steve Austin
    • Int'l Marketing

    Serial entrepreneur; 20+ yrs corporate CMO / Sales VP; startup mentor & Head Coach at Founders Space SF (rated by Forbes as "Best International Incubator of 2015"; international speaker on growth-hacking, innovation and entrepreneurship (Silicon Valley)

    • Pierre Adida
    • Enterprise

    Former SVP / USA MD at Randstad; CEO Europe at Fedex & AC Nielsen; MD at American Motors (Detroit); talent and industry global executive (Silicon Valley)

Advisors

    • Martin Ryan
    • Advisory Board

    30+ year tech entrepreneur and consultancy owner; 4 time SV/AU tech CEO; Skillsapien Advisory Board member

    • Ning Luo-Ferguson
    • Investor, Chinese market advisor

    20+ year retail finance entrepreneur; financier; Sino-Australian community leader; Skillsapien investor

    • Mike Loftus

    Serial entrepreneur, angel investor, Venture Partner at F50; former EIR at Angels Forum, involved in 7 startups over 15 years - with combined exit value over US$1.1 Bn

    • Fred Haubensak
    • Analytics

    Serial entrepreneur; innovator; materials scientist; angel investor & startup advisor; 17 yrs at Intel; MIT PhD / Stanford Fellow (Silicon Valley)