Our team is comprised of experienced computer science and business leaders who have been in sectors such as local search, semiconductors, supercomputing, blockchain, and finance.
Hail from Leading Tech Companies
We come from leading companies as Sun Microsystems Laboratories (now Oracle), Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Brocade, Ele.me, Ernst & Young, among others.
We Define a New Era of Real Estate
We know our approach will usher in a new era for the real estate market. We are excited about the future and hope you will join us.
Derek is the Senior Vice President at a leading global multibillion USD casualty specialty insurance company serving clients around the world. He has over 20 years of experience in the insurance and reinsurance industries of casualty property. His deep knowledge of the sector, on both the buy and market place sides, allows for nuanced customization that is unsurpassed. He has a B.S. from Fairfield University and an E-MBA from UC Berkeley.
Tony is the commercial real estate broker at KW Commercial where he has transacted US$20 million in sales in a year. He has done 21 high tech angel investments which gave an IRR 25%. Tony is the creator of a popular app: “One Chinese a Day”. This app was the #1 paid educational app in the Amazon app store. He was also the founder of Facio software where he helped the company grow from 0 to US$2 million in sales in 3 years. He and his company were interviewed by Businessweek. Previously, Tony worked at Rhapsody networks where he was responsible for storage management; the company was acquired by Brocade Communications for US$175 million. In addition, Tony was at Vitalsigns Software, Inc. where he was responsible for Vital Suites, which received a Network World award. This company was later acquired by Lucent Technology for US$128 million. Tony started his career at Microsoft and was part of the Windows 95 development group. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley and his Master’s degree, also in Electrical Engineering, from Stanford University.
Roland has been in the software industry for over 16 years and in the financial/investment industry for over 14 years. His past roles include management consulting, product strategy, and business development spanning industries including technology, finance, consumer retail, and manufacturing. Roland started his career at Ernst and Young LLP after graduating from the University of California at Berkeley. He was formerly the Product Manager at i2. He was also previously with the SAS Institute and working with Fortune 500 companies in the areas of price optimization, customer analytics, predictive modeling, forecasting, and machine learning.
Lloyd has over 15 years of entrepreneurial, operational, management, sales, and consulting experience. With deep experience in three startup companies in three different markets, his responsibilities have spanned the spectrum from management to sales to engineering. The last startup, SMIC, based in Silicon Valley and China, went public on the New York Stock Exchange at a market capitalization of over US$8 billion with his own accounts generating over US$150 million in sales in less than two years. He has a peer-reviewed paper in ACM MobiCom (with over 275 citations) and a chapter in an IEEE technical book. He has a M.S. in computer science from UCLA and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences from UC Berkeley.
Sung-Ju Lee, Ph.D.
S.J. is the Endowed Chair Professor at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. He previously was a Distinguished Mobility Architect and Principal Research Scientist at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories for 15 years. His research areas include mesh and decentralized networks and security. He has 45 patents granted and over 110 peer-reviewed research and conference papers. He is an IEEE Fellow and an ACM Distinguished Scientist. He has a M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA.
Paul has over 12 years of experience in the residential real estate development and investment sector. He is the Director of GLC Enterprises, a real estate holding and investment company in Southern California where he is a founding member. He has a B.S. from Harvey Mudd College and a M.B.A. from UC Irvine.
H.L. has a strong entrepreneurial streak with USD millions raised in the mainland market. He was an early employee at Ele.me, the leading delivery app in China that was bought by Alibaba for over US$9 billion, and founder of a dating app. Previously he was in engineering at Peugeot Citroen in Europe and China. An extremely high achiever, he is a master of growth hacking, especially in the Asia market. Recognized twice in the People’s Daily as a top overseas entrepreneur returnee. He has a B.A. from Shanghai JiaoTong University.
Joe is the Founder and President of Omega Productions, an award-winning film, video production and communications company. Joe co-founded the company to create high impact film and video productions for organizations large and small. Omega’s central premise is that good storytelling is the most powerful enhancement to any communications objective. Applying this principle, the company has produced numerous narrative and documentary programs and has created successful campaigns for product introductions, market positioning, corporate image and fundraising. Clients include Stanford Business School, Apple, Revel Systems, Oracle, Levi Strauss, The GAP, World Golf Tour, SONY and The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, to name a few. In addition, Joe has been successful in raising over $225M in private equity funding for past ventures. He is the recipient of many corporate awards including a Gold Cindy, First Place/National Education Film Festival, 5 CINE Golden Eagles, the Telly Award, the N Y Film Festival World Medal and a Joey Award for corporate training.
Joey has worked at various startups (SAAS, digital media, software, fashion, cacao) over the past decade in content strategy, sales, and operations, helping small teams achieve success across diverse industries. He has a B.A. from Emerson College.