Founder and CEO,
Juwan Lee is an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, fintech influencer and investment professional with three decades of financial services and investment industry experience, managing portfolios and organizations on behalf of multi-billion dollar hedge funds, proprietary trading desks, asset management and venture capital firms. He is the Founder and CEO of NexChange, a social network for the global financial services industry. He is also the CEO of Arrakis Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on early stage technology startups. Formerly, the CIO of Shanghai’s largest asset management firm. Spent numerous years at JP Morgan in a variety of roles from principal investments to heading equity within asset management division. Early pioneer in managing technology portfolios on behalf of hedge funds like SAC Capital, Continuity Capital and Osprey Capital and asset managers like Rothschilds and Montgomery. He funded many star companies in the Silicon Valley, Taiwan’s Hsinchu Science Park, Korea and Israel. He was an early investor in Netscape and Yahoo. He has an Engineering degree from the University of California Berkeley.
NexChange is a fast-growing start-up, developing a global social network for financial services professionals. The Company has developed over 60 partnerships within a year with supporting organizations like Cyberport, DLA Piper, and CAIA Association. We have also established 30 content partnerships with publishers including Dow Jones, Fast Company, and KPMG to name a few. NexChange is benefiting from three major trends: The verticalization of social networks, implying peer and content relevancy; the trend that financial institutions can no longer opt out of social media; and most significantly the fintech revolution. The Company has also built one of the most recognized fintech brands in Hong Kong under the Fintech O2O event series, which as now gone global with events in New York, Toronto, Seoul and soon to be Shanghai. The Company has integrated an event app feature within its social network to incorporate an online to offline experience while at events, enabling the attendees to have an interactive and lasting experience.