Pitch Perfect Judges
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MD, Rouge Ventures
Desmond Marshall is a 20 year leading strategist in the areas of creative high-end customer/investor motivation methods.
He is the MD of Rouge International (RLSCLUB.com), a consulting firm specializing in luxury customer motivation, and unique strategic management specifically for venture capital projects. He is also the MD for Rouge Ventures, that supplies quality managed projects for investors and organize/discover/angel fund new projects from the famous Hong Kong entrepreneur event, Pitch Perfect (www.pitchperfectevent.com). Mr. Marshall is also the chairman for Institute of China Customer Motivation (ioccm.org), that provides unique training and seminars in relation to Chinese customer/investor motivation.
He is an active angel investor, public TV consultant, speaker, trainer and collaborates with various governments, organisations, and is an adviser to the Hong Kong Government. For more, contact desmond@RLSCLUB.com
Managing Partner of Tsingdata Capital; Founder of WeRoadshow Limited
Liang Qing is the Managing Partner of Tsingdata Capital and founder of WeRoadshow Limited. Tsingdata D-Lab is supported by Information Science Research Institute of Tsinghua University, and it is a new big data platform for innovation and entrepreneurship founded by Tsinghua Information Industry Association and Tuspark incubation limited. Tsingdata Capital is the management platform of D-Lab funds, focus on investing big data in the field of innovative enterprises. Preparations are under way in the count angel fund focused on seed and angel investment stage. Tsingdata innocative enterprises funds and Tsingdata industry funds will also be set up in the near future.
As a former investment banker, Mr. Liang has over 5 years of experience in investment banking with Wachovia, Barclays Capital as well as Piper Jaffray. Before his business degree, he also worked in the technology industry for over 6 years, including more than 2 years in Intel. He got his MBA degree from the Stephen M Ross School of Businesses at University of Michigan, Master of Science degree from Fudan University and Bachelor of Engineering degree from Tsinghua University.
Managing Partner, Brave Soldier Venture Capital
Born and educated in Hong Kong, Derek is recognized as an early "returnee" with over 25 years of work experience in Asia. He has substantial market entry strategy experience across multiple industries and is widely recognized in having a formidable business network. Since 1999, Derek has reviewed over 15,000 pitches and business plans beginning with early internet companies when product offerings were limited to free email, web browsers, chat rooms and web portals. With a background in investment banking, venture capital and management consulting, Derek was the CEO of a Chinese contactless mobile payments company (+70 employees) and credited for "leading from the front" from seed round to commercial responsibilities to investor exit. He also supervised Mainland Chinese manufacturing operations for several electronics companies in telecommunications, robotics, sports watches and pc peripherals. In Hong Kong, Derek is an author of two books, university guest lecturer, TEDx speaker, Co-Chairman and Trustee of the Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals (SPCA), Advisory Council member of Junior Achievement, mentor/advisor to several start-ups and ultra-marathon runner. Bloomberg interview http://bit.ly/gAvwbq