Senior Management

CRAVE is headquartered in Los Angeles with offices, staff and resources in Shanghai, South Korea, Hong Kong and The United Kingdom

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Charles Kim
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

20+ years of experience and domain expertise in asset finance, project finance, private equity, M&A, capital markets and sales & trading

Syndicated 100+ deals internationally

Former Managing Director of China Renaissance Group & Lehman Brothers Korea, Deutche Bank in New York, Mirae Asset Securities, JP Morgan

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Dennis Lee, PhD
Chief Technical Officer

20+ years experience in building software companies

10+ Years of AI Development Experience

AI Consultant for Foxconn, Huawei, ZF Lenksysteme, Kingsoft, magicJack and more.

Former AI Professor at Yonsei University

Harvard University Postdoc

PhD from UCLA

AI Natural Language Processing Specialist

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E. Kurt Kim
Chief Financial Officer

20+ years of executive experience including Partner & CFO of $400m+ hedge fund complex and CFO/CCO of FINRA broker-dealer specializing in private placement investments

Founder/CEO of an award-winning, on-line research platform (www.privateraise.com)

Deep expertise in corporate financial strategy and management, transaction negotiations, business development and managing stakeholder relationships

MBA from The Wharton School of Business

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Christopher Warren
Chief Operating Officer

20+ years of executive management & operating experience in technology, healthcare, investment banking, cyber intelligence

Expert in relationship management, business intelligence and strategy

10+ years executing international licensing, product and technology deals exceeding $100M

MBA from UCI, MS from SDSU

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Alan Cheung
Head of USA

13+ years leadership experience in Tech, Media, eCommerce

Held senior roles at Viacom, Fullscreen, Beautycon, and WAYV

Corporate and Financial Analysis roles at Disney, Duff & Phelps, Sony Pictures, BET, MedMen and more

Led multiple series rounds of financing exceeding $350M

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Wayne Hao
Head of China

20+ years experience in investment banking, venture capital, and entrepreneurship

Served as a business manager and strategic consultant in Greater China for over 10 years

2 exits with tech startups in excess of $150M

MBA from The Wharton School of Business

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Beatrice Hao
Head of Merchandise

13+ years of international sourcing and purchasing experience in China, the United States, and Germany for a range of uses, from complex industrial components to end consumer products

Former purchasing manager for Thyssenkrupp, Rheinmetall, and other international corporations

Managed purchasing for both joint- ventures and WOFEs, in parties China, Germany, and Japan

Advisory Board

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Fan Bao
Founder and CEO/Chairman China Renaissance

Head of China’s #1 technology finance institution with over 980 transactions worth more than USD$146 billion since its inception

Led the financing of China’s new economy with record breaking transactions such as Meituan/Dianping (US$3.3B), JD Logistics (US$2.5B), ZTO (US$1.27B), Didi/Uber (US$1B+)

Deep relationships with major social and commerce platforms in China

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Joanie Xie
Former Head of US Ant Group

Until Jan 2021, was Head of US for Ant Group, the world's largest fintech company with over 1.3 billion users globally

Executed multi-billion strategic partnerships with leading global tech giants including Google, Apple, and others

Founder of US business group and oversaw all US operations and led strategic development and execution

Advisor and investor in high-growth startups

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Vanessa Liu
Vice President Sapi.io Foundries

Vice President of SAP.iO, the early stage venture arm of SAP which invests in and accelerates startups in enterprise technology

Non-Executive Director for Appen Ltd (ASX: APX), a global leader in machine learning and artificial intelligence

Co-Founder of Fevo, a SaaS technology company that powers experiences at premium live events (professional sports, concerts, festivals)

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Jay Rosenzweig
Founding Partner Rosenzweig and Co.

Provides executive consulting services to clients that include global corporations and private equity and venture capital firms

Advisor and investor in many high-growth startups including Hyperloop Transportation Technologies