NewCo's Affiliate Partner in Boston, Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC), the region’s largest technology trade association. MassTLC, a 501(c)(6) non-profit, is dedicated to accelerating innovation and growth across the regional ecosystem. Tom is the President and CEO of MassTLC and an active leader in the community, serving on public and private boards ranging from the state’s Board of Higher Education to MassRobotics, a newly formed innovation center focused on the growth of smart, connected machines.
William Bao Bean
NewCo’s affiliate partner in China is Chinaccelerator, the first startup accelerator to launch in Asia, operated by the venture fund SOSV with 650M+ AUM. Chinaccelerator is led by William Bao Bean, General Partner at SOSV and Managing Director at Chinaccelerator and MOX. William joined SOSV from SingTel Innov8 Ventures where he was Managing Director supporting China investments. Previously, William was a Partner at Softbank China & India Holdings, a venture capital firm backed by Softbank and Cisco. William was an active angel investor with 39 investments 2004- 2014. William spent 11 years as an equity research analyst. At Deutsche Bank, he was responsible for Internet and Telecom Equipment in Asia and China technology, media and telecom. In 2006 he was ranked #3 All-Asia analyst for Technology/Software and IT Services by Institutional Investor Magazine Asia. In 2005, he was ranked #1 stock picker in Technology, Media and Telecom, and #3 overall for Hong Kong/China by Starmine Thompson Reuters.
NewCo's affiliate partner in London is London Business School, spearheaded by David Morris. David is the Head of Technology & Media Careers leading business development and relationship management within the Technology, Media, Telecoms, Venture Capital & Start-up sectors.
Prior to joining London Business School in January 2005, David gained experience of the start-up world at Global-Workplace.com where he worked on business development and client relationships before starting his own executive search company focusing on early stage technology companies.
David has an MSc from University of Liverpool and is a member of the Tech London Advocates (TLA), a private sector led coalition of expert individuals from the tech sector and broader community, who have committed to championing London's potential as a world-class hub for tech and digital businesses - http://techlondonadvocates.org.uk/