Sean has been designing and building enterprise and consumer internet technology platforms internationally for over two decades. As a serial entrepreneur and chief technologist originally from the US, Sean has been a significant contributor to the creation of over $6 billion in tech-venture value in the Asia-Pacific over the past 8 years. His Airbnb-style startup, Airizu, was China’s first national-scale, sharing-economy marketplace that pioneered the disruptive business model and sparked the rise of O2O throughout the region including future unicorn, Tujia.
As Managing Director and CTO at Rocket Internet in China, Sean built a tech development powerhouse that launched and supported dozens of fast-scaling Internet ventures globally, including the Southeast Asia market leaders Lazada and Zalora. Sean was an EE and CS major at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.