Consisting of managers and developers, Hashgard team members come from mainland China, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and other regions and have an education background in finance, computer science, blockchain or other fields. They aim to start a new chapter in digital finance by constantly making innovation and progress together.

Founder

Frank Yang

Co-founder, Chief Technology Officer

Frank Yang

Co-founder, Chief Technology Officer

Former ZTE corporate level agile coach. Frank graduated from Xidian University in Cyber Security and Cryptography, has 16 years of experience in software development, 6 years of experience in project management and process improvement, directed multiple teams from traditional R&D to agile mode transformation.

Charlie Xu

Founder, CEO

Charlie Xu

Founder, CEO

Founding partner of BKFund. Graduated from Anhui University, Charlie has served for high-tech companies such as iFLYTEK, Huawei and ZTE, etc. With 13 years of rich experience in R&D, marketing, management and entrepreneurial incubation practice, he was selected as “National Outstanding Innovation and Entrepreneurship Mentor” by the Ministry of Education. He is also the early participant and investor in the blockchain industry.

Tom Huang

Co-founder, Chief Operating Officer

Tom Huang

Co-founder, Chief Operating Officer

Co-founder of BKFUND and Hashgard. He graduated from the University of Macau, and then served in a Fortune 500 company. Tom has extensive experience in blockchain, previously a senior analyst of a top-tier blockchain investment company, Fenbushi Capital, which focused on industry research and investments in blockchain projects.

Consultants

Bo Shen

Founding Partner of Fenbushi Capital

Bo Shen

Founding Partner of Fenbushi Capital

Mr. Shen is a pioneer in the blockchain field and is the founder of BitShares and FBS Capital. He is also an expert in traditional finance with decades of extensive investment experience in securities, hedge funds and investment banking

Kevin Wu

Founding Partner and CEO of PreIPO Capital Partners

Kevin Wu

Founding Partner and CEO of PreIPO Capital Partners

Mr. Kevin Wu received a double degree in Engineering and Economics from Shanghai Jiaotong University, and then obtained an MBA degree from University of Southwestern LA. He has taught at the School of Management of Shanghai Jiaotong University since 1987 and served as Assistant to the Mayor of Nanyang City, Henan Province. He began to work in securities investment consulting and investment banking since 1992. Since 1995, he specialized in venture capital and private equity investment in Wall Street. In 2002, he returned to China to establish PreIPO Capital, and served as an EMBA guest lecturer at Peking University, Tsinghua University, Fudan University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Zhejiang University, etc., and was employed as an economic advisor to several local governments and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.

Sunny Lu

Co-founder and CEO of VeChain

Sunny Lu
Co-founder and CEO of VeChain

Co-founder and CEO of VeChain. He graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University with a major in Electronics and Communication Engineering. He has been served as IT Executive in Fortune 500 companies over 13 years, former CIO of LV China. he has extensive experience in information systems and technology strategy and management, enterprise digital revolution and digital innovation, and a solid technical background in the field of computers, networks, and communications. Mr. Lu is dedicated to transform blockchain technology into viable applications and demonstrating the advantages of blockchain to the world to promote the development of blockchain technology. The VeChain project was launched in 2015 and is dedicated to blockchain technology promotion and commercial launch.

David Lee

Professor at Singapore University of Social Sciences

David Lee

Professor at Singapore University of Social Sciences

Prof. Lee is a professor at Singapore University of Social Sciences and is the deputy chairman of the Singapore Society of Economics. He is the founder of several other institutions, including the American College of the Left Bank, the Liberal Institute of Finance, and Ferrell Financial Group in Singapore. Prof. David Lee served as a managing director of several listed companies, and was also the chairman of the board of directors or a non-executive director of several listed companies. The book “Digital Currency” compiled by Prof. David Lee was published by Elsevier and received the American Library Association’s Outstanding Reference Book Award.

Shuo Bai

Former Chief Engineer of Shanghai Stock Exchange

Shuo Bai
Former Chief Engineer of Shanghai Stock Exchange

Mr. Bai is a senior professional in blockchain industry. He graduated from Peking University with a Ph.D. in Science and was a former associate researcher, researcher, doctoral supervisor, software director, and chief scientist of software in the Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Since 2000, he has participated in the formation of the National Computer Network Emergency Response Technical Team / Coordination Center of China (CNCERT/CC). Later he joined Wanxiang Blockchain Lab as an advisor and also served as the director of the ChinaLedger Technical Committee. Mr. Bai has rich experience in theoretical research and technical practice in the field of blockchain. He has introduced the impact of blockchain technology on traditional financial services at many events.

Min Zhang

Managing Partner of Heli Investment

Min Zhang
Managing Partner of Heli Investment

Mr. Zhang is the managing partner of Heli Investment and once worked as a director of investment at Morningside Group, focusing on early equity TMT investments. Heli Investment was established in 2012 and is headquartered in Shanghai. The investment team manages a number of RMB and U.S. funds, and the investment business covers early-stage venture capital investments and medium-term growth investments.

Haifeng Xi

Former CTO of WanCloud, co-founder of IRIS

Haifeng Xi
Former CTO of WanCloud, co-founder of IRIS

Senior technical expert, entrepreneur. Former CTO of WanCloud, co-founder of IRIS. He received a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in automation control from Tsinghua University and a Master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Maryland. He has won many awards during his six years at IBM. He also holds a US invention patent and has published several professional papers in several academic journals. Prior to joining Border Intelligence, Mr. Xi also served as the CTO of WanCloud, a subsidiary of Wanxiang Blockchain Co., Ltd., which was established in early 2017.

Eva Foo

Founder of Scry.info

Eva Foo
Founder of Scry.info

Graduated from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China and Sorbonne University in Computer Science and Physics. She joined the China Red Alliance when she was in high school. She created a game studio and sold it to Tencent when she was in college. Later she established a game and software development company and led the project of a mobile product to obtain a monthly turnover of more than 15 million US dollar. In 2014, she established Xcener Blockchain, which is committed to helping farms raise sales and support supply chain finance agricultural trading. It has served more than 3,800 international agricultural companies across 17 countries. In August 2017, she established the SCRY.info blockchain data protocol layer.

James Gong

Founder of CYBEX & ChainB

James Gong

Founder of CYBEX & ChainB

Mr. Gong, nickname “Bao Zou Gong Qin Wang”, is the founder of decentralized digital asset exchange Cybex, the global blockchain incubator Longhash, and the founder of ChainB (the largest Chinese blockchain media). In 2012, he began promoting the development of digital currency and blockchain industry, translated and wrote a large number of related materials and white papers on blockchain projects, and participated in the writing of “blockchain society” and “blockchain-new economic blueprint”, “Digital Currency” and other books.

Huawei Kong

Director of the Institute of Computing Technology at CAS, Shanghai

Huawei Kong
Director of the Institute of Computing Technology at CAS, Shanghai

Huawei Kong, senior engineer, Director of the Institute of Computing Technology at Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai Branch and Partner of IStart VC. He studied physics at Peking University and Zhejiang University. He was the Chief Scientist of Zhangjiang S&T Investment Corp., and VP of Dawning Information Industry Co., focused on the research of supercomputing and grid computing technologies. He is an expert in regional innovation ecosystem and an entrepreneurship mentor of the Ministry of Science and Technology, and initiated innovative organizations such as ITALK Salon and IC Coffee. Mr. Kong is an in-depth researcher and participant in blockchain industry. In 2013, he served as Technical Consultant of Yibite and was the author of “The Evolution of Digital Currency”. He is currently the Scientific Advisor at Canaan.

Cindy Deng

Associate Professor in Finance at SHUFE

Cindy Deng
Associate Professor in Finance at SHUFE

She graduated from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore with a PhD degree in Finance. Currently working at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics as the director of Corporate Finance Department and associate professor in Finance, her current research direction is cryptocurrency pricing and governance issues in the blockchain. From Jan. 2018, as a visiting scholar, she studies governance issues in the blockchain at the Columbia Business School.