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Aaron was lead engineer in the founding team at
Scaled Inference, an AI startup founded by early Google veterans, backed by
top Silicon Valley investors and scientists. Before that, he was an engineer in core machine
learning systems at Google Research, and Australia’s national lab
He won multiple awards in machine learning, including the prestigious ACM SIGKDD 2014 Best Research Paper Award as a lead author. He received MSc in Language Technologies (Computer Science) from Carnegie Mellon University, and BSc (Adv) with First Class Honours at Australian National University with quadruple majors in Computer Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Statistics. He started programming since the age of 7, and started mining Bitcoin since 2011.
Aaron lived in Beijing, New Zealand, Australia, before he moved to the US (thanks to Einstein Green Card).
Co-founder, Product Manager
Before joining Qokka, Nina was working on an AI-powered product at
deeplearning.ai. Prior to that, she designed and launched
multiple AI-powered products at Silicon Valley AI Lab in
She holds a master’s degree in Human-Computer Interaction and Design from University of Washington, and completed a BS in Applied Psychology while doing HCI research at Zhejiang Sci-Tech University and Chinese Academy of Sciences. she was granted patent for multiple innovative designs, and authored a diverse portfolio of publications ranging from blog articles on Medium by invitation from multiple journals, to scholarly articles in top venues such as IEEE Pervasive Computing and ACM Interactions.
Haolin has over 7 years of experience as a full stack engineer. He has been a core developer at
Agile Digital in Canberra, Australia. responsible for design and
implementation of many systems ranging from
smart farming solutions for
Grain Growers, one of Australia's largest and oldest agricultural organization, to VR / AR toolsets
used by creative studios (such as
Unbnd Group) to deliver next generation of shopping
experience in some of the largest shopping malls in Australia. Haolin was also a key developer in
multiple startups providing smart retail solutions, such as
Haolin holds a BSc (honors) in Information Technology from Australian National University, and is currently on leave from MSc in Software Engineering.
Amal worked at several AI startups in areas such as healthcare. He made key contributions in several patents applications which he was listed as inventor. As an AI developer, he was responsible for projects such as systems that augment medical knowledge graphs, embedding and dimensionality reduction algorithms, and machine learning with medical data. As an AI enthusiast, he worked on several projects including automated trading bots, Starcraft AI for the ladder and tournament (e.g. SSCAIT), and text-to-speech (TTS) engines based on deep convolutional networks and guided attention, optimized to run in realtime under resource constraints.
Amal holds a dual BSc in Math and Computer Science from University of California, Los Angeles.
Alpha Startups Fund
lead angel investor
Alpha Startups Fund is rated as one of the most popular angel investors by 36kr, the top tech news
publisher in China. Alpha Startup is founded by
Richard Xu, the former CMO of Qihoo 360 and a three-time founder and
entrepreneur who co-founded ChinaCache and led its IPO on NASDAQ, and
Alex Jiang, an early investor who has incubated 60+ Internet companies in
four years and managing partner of Sinovation Venture, the most successful incubator in China.
The Origin Capital
Origin Capital focuses on blockchain technologies. Based in Singapore and Silicon Valley, the firm
has invested in more than 30 blockchain companies since late 2016, and participates in both equity
investment and token sales.
first angel investor
Alan is one of the earliest investors and supporters of Qokka. Alan is the executive director at Dascom Holdings, and formerly the co-founder of Viva Mobile and several other digital media companies.
Qokka's Friends (4)
The rest of our early investors prefer to remain anonymous.