I like to turn raw IP into a profitable business. That's my forte. I can spot good deals fast and eliminate bad deals even faster.
Eddie Chau formed Brandtology in 2008 after successfully incubating e-Cop, a company he founded in 2000, to a market leader in Info-Security Industry. e-Cop was acquired in 2007 by a wholly owned subsidiary of Temasek Holding Pte Ltd.
Brandtology is the leader in Business & Brand online intelligence services. Using proprietary technologies and proven process, combined with trained and experienced analysts, Brandtology helps companies analyse online conversations in the social media and make strategic decisions for their brands in a timely manner. Brandtology supports global clients in multiple countries and languages with more than 300 professionals in 15 countries. In 2014, iSentia, listed in Australia Stock Exchange fully acquired Brandtology.
In 2013, Eddie founded Neeuro to develop products that empower people to live happier, healthier and productivity through the use of neuro-technology and gamification.
In 2011, Eddie co-founded V-Key with a key objective to make all mobile devices and applications more secured with cutting edge patented technology. In 2014, Ant Financial, a unit of Alibaba led a Series B investment round in V-Key. In 2012, co-founded TNF Ventures with several ICT entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, to incubate early stage ICT start-ups.
Before founding Brandtology, Eddie was the Founder & CEO of e-Cop. He brought to the organisation his extensive experience in the ICT. He led and charted all aspects of e-Cop group's strategic direction from product development through to professional consultancy services, technology development, sales and global expansion. Under his dynamic leadership and vision, eCop has grown to be the market leader in the Info-Security industry with international presence spanning more than 20 countries.
Before founding Brandtology and e-Cop, Eddie held senior positions in IBM and Computer Associates Inc. Eddie has also appeared on CNBC Asia, Channel NewsAsia, Intelligent Enterprise, MIS Asia and Network Computing Asia, among others.
Married with two children, Chau holds an MSc in Communication Engineering from Imperial College, London.
Unless your idea or product deliver significantly BETTER value propositions than the leading competitor in your space, you will NOT win.
Leslie Loh is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and educator. Leslie founded his first technology startup almost immediately after his graduation and led the one-man outfit to a publicly listed global enterprise until it was acquired in 2006. Since then, Leslie has been actively involved in investing and nurturing high-tech start-ups in Singapore and the region.
Leslie was selected the winner of the 1998 ASME Rotary Entrepreneur of the Year in Singapore. In 1999, Leslie received the National Youth Award (Individual) for his success as an entrepreneur. In 2006, Leslie was awarded the "Person of The Year" IT Leader Award by the Singapore Computer Society.
Leslie's passion is to develop talents, nurture entrepreneurs and grow technology start-ups. He is actively involved in early stage technology start-ups investment via Red Dot Ventures. He is also executive chairman of Lithan Education and Tien Academy, a cooperative education group focusing on ICT and Entrepreneurship learning.
Don't be afraid to start your own company. Stay focused, and don't be afraid to make mistakes, but quickly recognize them, correct them and move on. Never lose sight of your goals.
Mark Strecker is CEO of [a•mo•bee] and a member of the [a•mo•bee] Board of Directors. Formerly, he served as President & COO of [a•mo•bee].
Prior to [a•mo•bee], Mark was VP of Solutions at Cellmania (acquired by RIM), a leading mobile content platform provider, where he focused on market development and account management relationships with mobile operators and strategic partners worldwide.
Mark has 20 years of mobile phone and high-tech experience and has been instrumental in building successful start-up companies, serving as the VP of Business Development and founding team member of MSX (acquired by Cellmania in January 2008), and co-founder of Convade, a rich media content management solution provider. His previous positions include: Director of e-Business and Strategy at Seagate Technology and Management Consultant with Arthur D. Little where he helped Orange and American Express develop their mobile phone strategies.