• Mentors Intro 1

    # Serial innovation entrepreneurs
    # early stage investors
    # unicorn #c-suite top guns

    IGenesiis Mentors

    are joining iGenesiis tribe to help ideation stage founders when they need help the most!



Our team of mentors are your teachers, advisors and guides.


They include serial entrepreneurs, seasoned investors, and top CEOs.


Internationally respected, they have extensive years of experience in both China and abroad.


They hail from every industry, including tech, finance, law and arts.


TED LAI IGeneiis Mentor

Angelvest Co-founder

Ted is Co-Founder of Angelvest and has over 20 years of digital experience spanning media, education, and banking at both startups and multinationals. He is currently Head of Digital, China at HSBC where he is driving digital transformation of the retail banking group, starting with new digital products and strategic partnerships.

Previously, Ted was CEO of Zoodles, an award-winning kids’ education mobile app startup backed by HTC and Independent Board Director of Taomee, a leading children’s digital entertainment company.

He was also BBC Worldwide’s Executive Vice President for Asia driving growth across all businesses from digital media and TV channels to consumer products and Lonely Planet. Before joining BBC, Mr. Lai was Senior Vice President at Warner Bros. where he launched the WarnerTV channel and on-demand services across Asia.

Prior to relocating to Asia, Ted was a business development and product management executive in the US at several high-profile startups, including idealab’s FreePC from inception to merger and IPO on the NASDAQ.

He also developed strategic plans for new theme parks and virtual reality entertainment centers for the Walt Disney Company.
Mr. Lai earned his MBA degree at Harvard University and MS Engineering-Economics and BS Electrical Engineering degrees at Stanford University, where he co-founded Stanford Consulting—still going strong after 25 years.

iGenesiis Guest Speakers

Our mentors are serial founders, seasoned investors and industry experts. Even our expat mentors on average have over 10 years of business and investment experience in China.