COO and Co-Founder, Align Commerce
Aldo is the Founder and COO / CTO of San Francisco based Align Commerce, a next generation replacement for outdated wire and telegraphic transfer systems. Align uses the blockchain and its proprietary multi-rail systems to change the way global cross border payments are done – making the process simpler, faster and more transparent to over 60 countries. Some of the company’s investors include Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield, Byers (the same venture capital responsible for Google, Twitter, Amazon, Uber, Waze, Slack and SnapChat among others), Silicon Valley Bank Ventures, Recruit Strategic Partners, and NYCA Investment Partnership LP (led by Hans Morris, former President of Visa and Max Levchin, founding CTO of PayPal).
Prior to founding Align, Aldo was the Founder and CTO of Jukin Technologies / Jukin Media – one of the world’s largest User Generated Content (UGC) payments and licensing platforms with over 35 billion global views, 50 million platform shares and over 10 million active contributors and subscribers in 221 markets. Jukin is currently being used by some of the world’s largest television networks and production companies including ABC, BBC, CBS, Comedy Central, CNN, Discovery, ESPN, FOX, HBO, MTV, NBC, TruTV, Vh1, and hundreds of other websites, and platforms throughout the world. Jukin’s main properties include FailArmy, JukinVideo, People Are Awesome, the Pet Collective, World’s Funniest on FOX and That’s Funny! on UK’s Channel 5. Samsung Investments, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments Inc., Launchpad LA, and Maker Studios are some of Jukin’s lead investors.Aldo is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and technology disruptor. Prior to Jukin, he founded a number of ventures in global B2B matchmaking, international trading / finance and business process outsourcing. Aldo has an MBA in Entrepreneurship from Babson and degree in Psychology from Ateneo De Manila University.
Beryl Chavez Li
Beryl Chavez Li
Founder and CEO of CapchainX
Prior to founding CapChainX, a revolution to capital structure and corporate management through smart contracts on the blockchain, Beryl was an Entrepreneur In Residence at Coins.ph, a leading venture backed payments startup in Asia. Aside from managing teams, whe was involved in early stage tech investments with SeedAsia based in Shanghai. She was Senior Consultant and author of the Philippine Roadmap for Digital Startups, a project initiated by the Department of Science and Technology-ICT office. Her experience also includes FX Quants Consulting at Blackrock, London backtesting trading algorithms with a team.
Beryl holds a Bachelors degree in International Business, Finance and Economics from Manchester University, a Master of Finance degree from Cambridge University and an International Management Certificate from Stanford University.Her Interests include the blockchain, captial markets and startups. She enjoys traveling, yoga, books and food.
Earl is currently the Board Advisor for the Science and Technology Advisory Council (to the Philippines) in New York and the Founding Advisor to QBO, the National Innovation Center of the Philippines. He is an active advisor, mentor and angel investor to several early stage start-up companies in multiple countries. For his leadership in economic development through start-ups and entrepreneurship, Earl is honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and an invited attendee at the Davos Conference in 2016.
Prior to moving to the NY-area to work for the world’s largest hedge fund, in his aim to support emerging market innovation, Earl spent 4 years in emerging Southeast Asia. Earl co-founded the IdeaSpace Foundation, a non-profit incubator and accelerator based in Manila with $12M in funding. He was also the Vice President of Corporate Development and Innovation at Smart Communications, the Philippine’s largest mobile provider with 70 million subscribers. He was a Business Incubation Manager at Cisco’s Emerging Technologies Group in Silicon Valley where he co-ran the I-Prize, Cisco’s global Innovation prize with participants in over 100 countries. He also was a Senior Systems Engineer at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems in Los Angeles. He worked in billion dollar VC firms H&Q Asia Pacific in Manila and Investor Growth Capital in Menlo Park.
Earl obtained a B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, from Boston University, a Masters in Systems Engineering from Cornell University, an Executive Leadership Program from Harvard Kennedy School and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Beatrice "Betty" Duran
Beatrice "Betty" Duran
Beatrice “Betty” Duran
Former DOST Director