The International X-Team
The XCEL ASIA 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 investors and portfolio companies.
(By alphabetical order)
President of HT CPA Firm, columnist for several newspapers and magazines, Brent is also a guest speaker on radio programs, lecturer at Chinese Culture University and numerous big corporations, author of the best-selling book “The Power of Repetition.” In 2010, he established Wish Power to help young people do business and financial planning to realize their dreams. EMBA and Bachelor of Business Administration from National Chengchi University.
20+ years of IT, operations and supply chain experience across Germany (home), US, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand. Founder of Moonwhale, a crypto investment platform, COO of UDAX franchise crypto exchange, blockchain consultant for GLG (US) and NSCS (Malaysia), Head of Partnership at Chainfund, an asset management platform (Switzerland), and serves the advisory board of several ICOs. MBA from Strathclyde Business School (UK).
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 positions at Credit Suisse, Indosuez W.I. Carr Securities and International Data Corporation. Currently serves as chairman of Kashman Investment and board member of multiple public companies, advisor of several investment firms and hedge funds.
Currently the Professor of Finance Management in National Sun Yat-sen University, director / supervisor of a couple of public companies. 30+ years experience in financial, investment and consulting sectors, previously served as senior advisor of Morgan Stanley Private Equity (Shanghai), analyst of Morgan Stanley Private Equity (Los Angeles), corporate consultant of Arthur Anderson (Taiwan). Ph.D of Business Administration, New York University.
President of Elite International CEO Academy and director of Strategy Department of Haier Open Innovation Center. Previously served as head of Strategic Operation Unit of Foxconn Technology Group and deputy dean of Taiwan Development Institute (TDI). In recent years, James has coached hundreds of small & medium enterprises and startups in Mainland China, Taiwan, Malaysia and other Asian countries. MBA from DePaul University, USA.
Greater China director at Nest VC, Asia’s leading corporate accelerator VC. Previously held mid-senior roles at Accenture Digital and NGI Equity Partners. Co-founder of Bling Communications, a digital agency that counts Coca-Cola, Deloitte, Uber 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, USD300m+ capital raised for his own ventures and other startups. Founding partner of Taiwan Accelerator, which is honored by Bloomberg as the "Y Combinator of Taiwan". Co-founder of MZ Asia, a leading investor relations ("IR") firms, helping 500+ companies in 14 countries with public listing and IR. Also serves as chief advisor of Taiwan Investor Relations Institute (TIRI) and founding director of Asia-Pacific Accelerator Network (AAN).
30+ years of experience in corporate management and strategic planning. Former China region chairman and chief of staff of Master Kong Holdings, chief executive officer of Master Kong Beverage Holding & Pepsi China, senior executive of Uni-President Group. Currently serves as board director of multiple public companies in China and Taiwan. Master of Business Administration, Ph.D of Human Resource Management, National Sun Yat-Sen University.
25+ years of experience in integrated circuit and information & communication technology. Founder & CEO of Silicon Valley based Xirlink. Prior to Xirlink, he was the general manager of WBL (San Jose) and SFL International (Suzhou), IC designer of Radius (Silicon Valley), ICT engineer of General Electric (North Carolina). Master of Electrical Engineering, University of North Carolina.
Founded ELTA Technology at the age of 30 and an expert in software, hardware, cloud computing, internet, telecom and digital media technology, owning a patent on the Abyss video storage system. In 2014, he began his second venture, Acom Networks, many public Wi-Fi and 3G/4G networks from large telecom companies use the products and services he developed. Graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto.
Over 25 years experience in fund management and entrepreneurship, co-founder and chief investment officer of New York based Emerging Global Advisors, managing NYSE-listed emerging market ETFs with assets over USD2 billion, and was ranked #1 by Morningstar by performance. An adjunct professor at NYU, frequently speaks at global media such as CNBC, Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal. Department of Mathematics, University of Waterloo.
25 years of experience in semiconductor industry and entrepreneurship. Founder of Tao Music in Silicon Valley and Viaon Technology in Suzhou. China marketing director of Macronix (Taiwan), China CEO of BAMC (USA), senior managers at Nexgen, Sun Microsystems and VLSI Technology. Currently serves as industry consultant and investment partner of Nanjing Pukou Economic Development Zone. Ph.D of Computer Science, Oregon State University.
18 years of entrepreneurial and senior executive roles in the communications sector, from his own startup to most recently taking VSS Monitoring to 50% YoY growth and sold it to a Fortune 150 at 10X forward revenue. Prior to VSS, Vincent was investment principal at KLM Capital. He is a trusted advisor and investor to numerous Silicon Valley and international startups, accelerators and corporations. Senior director of corporate ventures at SK Telecom Americas. MS in Stanford University.