The XCEL NEXT team has extensive experience as seasoned and proven entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, Fortune 500 senior executives, as well as startup coaches and domain experts. We are committed to creating value for our portfolio companies and investors.
(By alphabetical order)
20+ years of experience in finance, venture capital and entrepreneurship. Domain expertise across accounting, tax planning, M&A / IPO, business valuation, financial planning, securities investment trust, patent planning, etc. President of HT CPA Firm and Founder of Wish Power. Columnist of several newspapers and magazines, lecturer at numerous universities and corporations. Author of the best-selling book “The Power of Repetition.” EMBA and BBA from National Chengchi University, Taiwan.
24+ years of experience in finance, investment and consultancy. Co-founder & Director of Majoris Asset Management, managing total portfolio of IDR1.7 trillion. President of CFO Club Indonesia, President Commissioner of McMillan Advisory. Prior to Majoris, served as Director & CFO of General Electric, Senior Finance Director of GlaxoSmithKline, and Planning & Budgeting Manager of Philip Morris in Indonesia. Graduated from Syiah Kuala University in Accountancy, MBA from Jena University, Germany.
Former Managing Director and Head of Technology Research of Goldman Sachs (Asia), awarded the Best Analyst by Institutional Investor, Asiamoney, Financial Times and Alpha. Prior to Goldman Sachs, held senior executive positions at Credit Suisse, Indosuez W.I. Carr Securities and IDC. Currently serves as Founder & Chairman of Kashman Investment and board member of multiple public companies, advisor of several investment firms and hedge funds. MBA from Loyola University Chicago.
20+ years of new business development, entrepreneurial, and senior executive roles with domain expertise across supply chain, IoT, electric vehicle, mobile phone, industrial computer, industrial design & standard. President of Elite International CEO Academy, board member of public companies including Radium Group and Avalue Technology. Previously served as Head of Strategic Operation Unit of Foxconn Technology Group and Deputy Dean of Taiwan Development Institute. MBA from DePaul University, USA.
Recently Greater China Director at Nest VC, running CVC programs for enterprises including FedEx, DBS, Infiniti, AIA, etc. Prior to Nest VC, held mid-senior roles at Accenture Digital and NGI Equity Partners. Co-founder of Bling Communications, a digital agency that counted Coca-Cola, Deloitte, Uber, Swire and other Fortune 500s as clients. Co-founder of Founder Foundation, a global startup advisor network. MSc Management from Imperial College London, BSc Economics from University of Michigan - Ann Arbor.
A serial entrepreneur since the age of 23, three exits. Domain expertise across SaaS, software, platform and digital media. USD300M+ capital raised for his own ventures and other startups. Founding Partner of Taiwan Accelerator, the first seed accelerator in the country. Co-founder & Chairman of MZ Asia, empowering investor relations of 200+ public companies in Asia. Founding member and Chief Advisor of Taiwan Investor Relations Institute (TIRI). BSS from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
An expert in 5G, telecom, edge computing, AI, IoT, big data, cloud computing, software, hardware and digital media, owning a patent on the ABYSS video storage system. Currently Founder & CEO of Acom Networks, many public Wi-Fi, 5G/4G networks and telecom value-added services are powered by its technologies. Previously Co-founder & CTO of ELTA Technology and ELTA TV, a leading digital media network company. Graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto.
25+ years of experience in fund management and entrepreneurship, currently Managing Director of Sigma Analysis & Management. Previously Co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of Emerging Global Advisors, managing NYSE listed emerging market ETFs with assets over USD2 billion, ranked #1 by Morningstar by performance. Adjunct professor at NYU, frequently speaks at global media such as CNBC, Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal. Bachelor of Mathematics, University of Waterloo.
Currently Executive Consultant and Co-leader of Private Equity Industry at KPMG Law Firm, legal advisor for multiple domestic and overseas PE/VC funds. Key areas of experience include financial institutions and fintech, PE/VC representation, M&A, start-up practice and medical startups. Prior to KPMG, served as lawyer for Morris, Manning & Martin in the United States, legal counsel of big financial and technology companies. Boston University School of Law, LL.M., National Taiwan University, LL.B.
18+ years of entrepreneurial, venture capital, corporate strategy & development and senior executive roles with domain expertise across 5G, TMT, edge computing, AI, fintech, IoT, blockchain, cybersecurity, quantum computing, energy, etc. Most recently Sr. Director of CVC at SK telecom Americas, Principal at Rhapsody Ventures and KLM Capital, Partner & VP of Corp Development at VSS Monitoring (NYSE: DHR), Co-founder of homeFiber. BS/BA from UC San Diego, MS from Stanford University.