Core Team

Aaron Li

Founder, CEO

Aaron is the founder of He was an engineer in machine learning at the Google Research (on core ML systems), NICTA (Australia's national lab, now part of CSIRO), and a lead engineer in the founding team at Scaled Inference, an AI startup backed by Vinod Khosla, David Wallerstein, and Michael Jordan.

He won multiple awards, including the prestigious ACM SIGKDD 2014 Best Research Paper Award on language topic modeling while completing his M.S. in Language Technologies (Computer Science) at the Carnegie Mellon University, an area he has been working on since before he finished his B.S. at Australian National University with quadruple majors in Computer Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Statistics. He started programming since the age of 7.

A Beijing native and New Zealand citizen, Aaron was granted ""Extraordinary Ability green card (EB-1A)" (a.k.a. Einstein Green Card) in the US to create fundamental, disruptive technologies for humans. He started mining Bitcoin since 2011 (recent talks, slides, interviews, and blogs).


Alpha Startups Fund

Angel Investor

Alpha Startups Fund is founded by Richard Xu, a three-time founder and entrepreneur who led the company's NASDAQ IPO, and Alex Jiang, an early investor who has incubated 60+ Internet companies in four years and co-managing partner of the most successful incubator in China. In 2017, Alpha Startups Fund was rated as one of the 20 most popular angel investors in China by prominent technology news publishers such as 36kr.

The Origin Capital

Angel Investor

Origin Capital is an investment entity focused on blockchain enabled technologies. Based in Singapore and Silicon Valley, the firm has invested in 30 blockchain companies since late 2016, and participates in both equity and tokensale events. Having built strong relationships with entrepreneurs, top investors, and ecosystem leaders, Origin Capital helps startups forge strategic partnerships and brings industry-specific resources to it's portfolio companies.

Alan Cheung

Early Angel Investor

Alan is one of the earliest investors and supporters of Qokka.

Alan is the Executive Director at Dascom Holdings, a private technology holdings company with presence in more than 33 countries and headquarter in Hong Kong, and serving more than 4.6 million enterprise and government clients across the globe, with subsidiaries across business sectors such as Business Printing Solutions, Personal Healthcare Solutions, LED Lighting Solutions, Intranet Security, E-Learning, System Integration, Telecommunications, and Commercial Real Estate. Formerly, Alan was the Co-founder and Executive Director of Viva Mobile, a company providing communication and media services to the public via platform based mobile applications, with over 230 millions users and more than 35 million monthly active users as of 2016. Before that, Alan co-founded and worked at multiple digital media companies.

Qokka's Friends

Angel Investor / Early Supporter

Some founder's personal friends became early investor and supporters of Qokka solely based on a crude prototype ( and Qokka's vision. Although some of them want to remain anonymous, here we want to thank them for their trust and contributions.