Mr. David Chen co-founded AngelVest Group (angelvestgroup.com), an investment platform comprising of individual angel investors and the AngelVest Fund, curating and investing in early-stage companies.
Mr. Chen is also the Founding Partner of the AngelVest Fund, which is structured as a private equity fund focusing on investments alongside AngelVest Group.
Mr. Chen also takes active management roles in select portfolio companies including Hanson Robotics (hansonrobotics.com) – makers of the world famous “Sophia” robot – where he is a member of the Board of Directors and leads the CFO office.
He is an avid supporter of disruptive innovation and entrepreneurs leading great change for the betterment of society. His areas of investment focus in recent years include robotics, AI, blockchain, and other Internet businesses.
Mr. Chen is also the Founding Chairman of the Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of China – with the mission to provide an educational and networking forum for Harvard alumni interested in angel investing.
Mr. Chen earned his MBA from the Harvard Business School, and studied Chinese at Peking University. Originally from New York, Mr. Chen most recently lived in Shanghai for over 12 years.
A former international model now based in San Francisco and Beijing, Anina (@aninanet) has 10 years’ experience creating a bridge between the east and west, fashion and tech.
Founder of the 360Fashion Network (360fashion.net), Anina is invited to speak at the top global technology conferences worldwide.
Working together with the China National Garment Association over the last five years, Anina has successfully produced large-scale exhibitions, roundtable discussions, and fashion tech runway shows, which feature wearable technology and bleeding-edge IOT fashion solutions.
Founder, curator and producer of Runway the Real Way (runwaytherealway.com), Catherine Schuller-Gruenwald is a former model, actress, and performer, whose career spans four decades, with much of it focused on advocacy, sustainability, and diversity.
As CEO and Executive Director of Catherine Schuller Enterprises, LLC, she creates and curates events that celebrate diversity in fashion, working to ensure that all sizes, shapes, ages, genders, heights, ethnicities, persuasions, and nationalities are represented in modern contemporary fashion.
Passionate about sustainability, she is a member of the NYC Fair Trade Coalition, and adjunct professor teaching Sustainability and the Future of Fashion at LIM College with their newly launched undergraduate minor in Sustainability program.
She is also an instructor at the Fashion Institute of Technology, teaching one of the only courses solely focused on plus-size fashion, and volunteers with the after-school program at Lower East Side Girls Club.
As the widow of Mark Gruenwald, the “heart and soul of Marvel Comics” who died unexpectedly in 1996, she works diligently to keep his legacy and contribution to the comic book industry alive.
She says: “Just as with the circular economy concept in sustainability, human-AI interaction must be considered from the beginning, and planned for to include all possible scenarios that could arise.”