Zain is the Co-Founder & CEO at Citizen.VC, a venture focused FinTech startup and early-stage investor built and backed by top names in Silicon Valley and Wall Street. He has been one of the early employees at Google where he was the first one running International Business Operations and grew Google Corporate IT from 35 employees in 1 office to 10,000+ in 20 offices across the world. During his tenure, he created processors and best practices that are currently applied by top Silicon Valley players like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Since founding OZ Ventures in 2005 and prior to Citizen.VC, he invested in ~50 startups. Currently, he's on the Board of Directors or Advisor to 5 startups.
Al Carmona is a 28 year consulting industry veteran and is Executive Vice President at Mars & Co, an international strategy consulting firm. He has deep experience in a wide variety of areas including business model redesign, brand strategy, pricing and demand building optimization, competitive analysis, portfolio optimization, cost and supply chain optimization, business unit turnarounds, acquisition and divestiture analysis and related organizational development. He has direct experience in a range of industries including consumer packaged goods, retail, automotive, apparel, private equity and financial services.
Mr. Carmona has a BSE in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University and an MBA from Wharton.
Shozo is a successful entrepreneur in technology and consumer industry with over 30 years of US and international experience. His work experience includes board membership, corporate management and technology business management roles with a combination of multi-national corporations and startups initiated by high-profile entrepreneurs both in the US and Asia-Pacific.
Shozo is now an independent management consultant, providing "One Stop Strategic Solutions" for startups and growth stage startups aiming at sealing strategic partnership connections in Asia-Pacific and vicinity regions as well as those looking for potential angel/seeds type investments from Asian investors. Prior to the current consulting service, he was a co-founder of Zentek and built it from scratch to over $1B market CAP Company and took it through all stages. He has a dual major, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics.
Masroor Malik is a senior professional with broad experience in Technology, Internet and Media. He is a thought leader with a strong track record of innovation, swift decision making and effective day-to-day problem solving. He has built and managed successful teams to transform startup concepts into successful companies as well as execute complex projects at large companies.