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BoostX – Company Profile

We started by utilizing our market advantages with image recognition and social analytics to help companies with product clarity and marketing insights.  Founded in 2013 as a venture building firm.

We raised an undisclosed round from institution funds and tech angels, closed in 2014 with 3 major firms based in LA and HK.

In 2014 we expanded to Asia and rebranded into BoostX and expanded our services to include cross-border revenue and funding growth.  We continued to provide company acceleration. We now operate as a cash-flow positive company. 

We now focus on Venture Building and Company Acceleration in the cross-border market with over 160 in-network investors that we serve as strategic deal-flow pipelines.  Our aggregated funds consists of over $2.5Bln AUM.

Who We Are

Our internal team resides in Los Angeles (HQ), Taipei, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul and Vancouver.

Kevin YuManaging Partner

Kevin started his first venture studio in 2007 and built 2 successful exits from scratch. He worked with top media corporations such as Sony Pictures, Disney, Nordstroms providing tech innovation strategy and roll out. He continued his venture building expertise and founded BoostX in 2014, helping companies with over 100M in successful funding and new revenue. He’s also an angel investor in early stage upstarts investing into over 35 companies with previous exits such as Zoom, Scambook and Kively.

Todd EmbleyPartner, Head of Vancouver, Canada

Todd spent 10 years in China as Partner at SOSV (500M AUM) and program director at China Accelerator, the largest Asia acceleration program. He consulted with Microsoft with corporate innovation and became the director at the Vancouver chapter of Founders Institute. He successfully accelerated Bitmex out of China Accelerator, one of the top digital asset exchanges in the world.

Ariel WangPartner, Head of Taipei, Taiwan

Ariel joined BoostX at it’s inception, working with government and Asia traditional industries for cross-border synergy. Having deep experience in academia and graduate of NTU she provides visibility on government relations and partnership building in Asia.

Martin ZhangPartner, Head of Shanghai, China

Martin has 18 years of investment, strategic planning and business operation experience. He was the founder and Managing Director of Dyson Capital and led dozens of VC/PE deals. Before that, he worked for Fortune 500 like GE, AB Inbev and Diageo for more than 10 years. He helped these company to grow China business mostly by strategic acquisition. He led several big M&As like Inbev acquisition of AB (52B USD); Diageo acquisition of Shuijingfang(China listing company, 200M Euro) and sellout of Oriental Brewery and TsingTao equity. He also worked for Fosun group for 2 years as investment director where he led the acquisition of Focus Media (NASDAQ listed)

James ParkPartner, Head of Seoul, Korea

James is a serial entrepreneur and founder of Pentabase, a South Korea and China digital asset marketing firm. Previously head of BD at Gifto, one of the top digital asset blockchain companies in Korea, Taiwan and China. James is also the co-producer of DLT101, the largest DLT focused conference in APAC.

Dennis NygrenHead of Technology, Global

Dennis is co-founder of Findally and has built complex backend for large media companies such as FOX, Lionsgate and has 12 years of hands-on experience with full-stack development and deep learning automation.

What We Do

We rapidly accelerate companies with new revenue channels and business partners.  Aligning companies with the right industry partners and building revenue strategy and funding roadmap to future-proof their business.   

We select 3% of companies that we source, focusing on new revenue and future funding.  We typically take on companies already in revenue and have raised previous founding of at least 500k USD.  Verticals include DLT, deep tech, ag-tech, biotech but not limited to.

Since founded, we have an 80% success rate in helping companies generate new revenue and funding rounds.

Interactive Roll-outs and Marketing

Company Acceleration, Revenue Growth Portfolio

Life sciences product and manufacturing acceleration platform for COVID19 response technology.

Genome and health data vault providing data ownership management rights and data analysis.

Hearing improvement and brain plasticity stimulation technology (pre-IPO in Korea).

Location based reward push system and reward marketplace for reward and discount for O2O industries.

Nerovana Corporation is a vertically-integrated life science company focused on cultivating, manufacturing, distributing and wholesaling full spectrum plant-based products worldwide.

Korean beauty subscription box service and beauty content aggregator.

Paperless logistic system for P2P shipping and online social product exchange platform.

Crowdfunding and discovery platform for sports clubs and athletes.

Digital asset and stocks transaction analysis tool for KYC and high risk alerting.

Decentralized esports ecosystem and multiplayer gaming tools platform.

Music label and artist profit sharing and venture investment platform.

Digital collectable and license sales platform focusing around cross platform game character licensing.

In browser VPN search engine with privacy protection data protection.

Chelpis is a technology team focusing on Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, IoT, hardware wallet, Security. Building Quantum proof security protocols for the DLT space.

Memory foam and sleep tech products delivered to door, ecommerce (pre-IPO in UK).

Event and Marketing Portfolio

Our Strategy Partners

The Microsoft ScaleUp program is aimed at building deep partnerships between the startups and Microsoft business partners.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform.

Top smartphone and consumer electronics brand, focusing on 5G, VR/AR and DLT.

DLT framework and fintech solution corporate with over 30 institutional banking partners.

Exchange, wallet, and the media platform.

A premiere global digital asset trading platform based in New York.

Leading globally operated crypto exchange.

Data analytics and machine learning solutions technology, providing B2B and enterprise tech solutions.

Hiring & Management solutions for Asia soft-landing and technical team buildout.

Enable businesses to grow by interweaving strategy, virality, and design through beautiful websites, apps and platforms.

The leader in green energy and waste management in Greater China.

The largest and longest running pre-seed acceleration program world-wide with over 100 chapters.

Our Investment Partners

VC firm and GP for Alibaba Entrepreneur Fund.

Venture Capital for early stage technology with over $1Bln AUM.

Venture Capital fund for technology and media, based in Japan and Taiwan. With previous exits in Groupon, Farfetch and 10 others.

Early stage VC fund for DLT and blockchain technology.

Early stage VC for blockchain and DLT, previously part of the Neo Foundation.

Early to mid stage VC for blockchain and DLT. Early investor in Circle and Symbiont.

Corporate fund for fintech solutions and fintech innovation, DLT focused.