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Ken Chang
Founder & CEO

Ken is a serial entrepreneur who has spent over 20 years of his professional life in Silicon Valley, California. Under Minfon Group, Ken has launched new initiatives with other Fortune 500 corporations and served as CEO and COO for various startups and clients. He is also the founder and CEO of Shanghai Valley, the world's first and leading China-focused, online and offline investment platform for corporate investor to partner and invest in startups in China and worldwide.

Ken has been interviewed by different newspapers and publications worldwide. He is an advisor for global corporations and has been invited to speak at NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center. Ken received his BS degree in Finance from State University of New York at Binghamton.

 

Alistair Davidson
Venture Partner

Alistair Davidson has spent over twenty five years in international business. Born in the UK, educated in Europe, Canada and the US, he speaks English, French and some German. He has been CEO of five companies and has worked in a wide variety of industries including financial services, publishing and media, consulting, venture capital, incubation, high tech, manufacturing, healthcare and consumer packaged goods consulting.

Mr. Davidson is also an accomplished author, with three books on strategy and technology. He has also taught strategy, marketing, new product launch and best practices in business models to MBAs and executives in Canada, the US and Europe. Mr. Davidson holds an B.A. from Harvard College and an M.B.A from Harvard Business School.

 

Andreas Ramos
Venture Partner

Mr. Ramos is an expert in digital marketing strategy and has developed Web marketing strategies for global clients. He recently wrote "Search Engine Marketing" published by McGraw-Hill USA and Tsing Hua University Press in China. He also leads Industry Strategy team at Acxiom for enterprise-level SEO, PPC, and social media, where he develops strategy, tactics, and sales to evangelize and grow the services.

Previously, Andreas co-founded two Silicon Valley search engine marketing agencies, including Position2, a VC-backed venture with more than 100 employees in Silicon Valley. He is an advisor to a number of Silicon Valley startups and is active in the high-tech community in the Bay Area. Andreas has built up and successfully led agency teams in scaling out their business process, sales, and service offerings and is a frequent speaker at search marketing conferences including BMA, SVAMA, and AdTech SF & China.

 

Alan Du
Consultant - Venture Technology

Alan Du is an experienced technologist and investor. Formerly with Citibank in New York and Singapore as an Assistant Vice President, Alan managed reengineering Citibank's regional banking system and data communication network, and participated in consolidating Citibank's numerous datacenters in APAC into a super-scale datacenter based in Singapore.

Mr. Du is also a hands-on entrepreneur and has started a few successful ventures. Most recently, He is a co-founder of Zephyr Asia Investment LLC, an investment company specializes in Greater China and the US. Mr. Du was responsible for fundraising, portfolio company evaluation, and contract negotiation.

Mr. Du holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Tsinghua University in China and a M.B.A. from Stanford University.

 

Bonnie E. Engel
Consultant - Corporate Communications

Having lived in Hong Kong for 10 years, working as the corporate communications manager for the telecommunications and computer industries, Ms. Engel brings to Minfon her practical experience and knowledge of working in Greater China, contacts in several industries and governments, and a deep understanding of overseas media.

Ms Engel is a graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington, IN: B.A., Comparative Literature; M.A., East Asian Languages and Literature; PhD, Comparative Literature.

 

Mentor Networks

Our founder, Ken Chang, is the founder of "One Mentor & Four Mentees" Program at Silicon Valley Association of Entrepreneurs (www.svase.org), in which he hosted monthly dinner with successful entrepreneurs and businesspeople. Though the following mentors do not advise Minfon directly, their success and wisdom certainly inspire and guide the direction of Minfon:

Jonathan Lee, Founder of Corio (NASDAQ: CRIO)
Mihir Parikh, Founder of Asyst Technology (NASDAQ: ASYT)
Kumar Malavalli, Founder of Brocade Communications Systems (NASDAQ: BRCD)
Erika Williams, Former Executive of Amdahl Corporation
Robin Abrams, Former President of Palm Computing (NASDAQ: PALM) and Apple Computer of America (NASDAQ: AAPL)
TJ Rodgers, Founder, President, and CEO of Cypress Corporations.(NASDAQ: CY)
Richard Elkus, Director, KLA-Tencor, (NASDAQ: KLAC)

 

 

     
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