Benjamin is General Partner at HAX , the world’s top accelerator for hardware startups. He is a recognized expert on innovation ecosystems and Asia with 15 years experience in China, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Malaysia.
With 80 startups in robotics, medical devices, smart home, IOT and more, HAX is among the world’s leaders in hardware investment with startups including CHIP, the world’s first $9 computer.
Prior to HAX, Benjamin worked in telecom, gaming and founded the Asia consultancy Plus Eight Star researching digital innovation for clients such as Microsoft, Tumblr and Harvard Business School.
He spoke at the world’s leading startup events including TechCrunch Disrupt, DLD, LeWeb, TEDx, is frequently quoted in media such as WIRED, Forbes, and co-authors the “Lean Hardware” column on TechCrunch.
Last, Benjamin is an angel investor in a dozen Asia-based and hardware startups. He speaks English, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean and Spanish with a French accent.