STEM Unicorn

Meet our Team

Our team is passionately committed to helping support the startup ecosystem.

About Us

James Kwan

Co-founder and Chairman

James is also the executive chairman and co-founder of Jumpstart, a leading startup ecosystem builder in Asia. A passionate serial entrepreneur who strives to help founders connect with investors and global ecosystem builders, James advises, creates, and manages accelerators and other innovation focused programs.

Relena Sei


Relena graduated from New York University and Harvard Law School. She served as interim COO at a New York startup prior to working at Latham and Watkins, one of the world’s leading law firms. She is experienced in M&A, IPOs and debt offerings. She is also experienced in real estate development and is currently the CEO of Jumpstart.

Cindy Chan

Director of Operations

Cindy is also a senior executive at Jumpstart, handling partnerships, events, and day-to-day operations. She has several years of experience in media and event industry and has previously worked in China Daily and Time Inc.

Chris Shei

Chief Technology Officer

Christopher graduated from Cornell University with a Masters in Computer Science. Chris was a fellow of the Blockchain Insights Fellowship, and a graduate from Y combinator in 2015. Christopher is a serial entrepreneur that has focused on deep-tech projects and has contributed to Remix, Open Zeppelin and numerous open source blockchain projects.