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Our Team

  • Ella Zhang

    Head of Binance Labs

    Ella has over 14 years of interdisciplinary experience in venture capital and frontier technologies. She was the youngest investment director of KPCB, one of the most prominent VCs on Sand Hill Road. She was an early investor of Rong360 (NYSE: JT), Ximalaya FM, LiMei Technology (838556), Asia Innovation Group (launched Gifto), Miaozhen Technology and Meican. Prior to KPCB, Ella worked for Google, Tencent and UTStarcom in sales, marketing and engineering roles. Ella also co-founded XiaoduoAI, which provides NLP solutions to more than 3,000 clients including Taobao, EMS, Meituan, China Telecom and JD Finance. Ella holds a B.S.E.E. from UESTC and MBA from Stanford GSB, where she started to believe in Blockchain technology and cryptocurrency will “Change lives. Change organizations. Change the world” (GSB Slogan).

  • Teck Chia

    Partner at Binance Labs

    Teck Chia has played the role of an investor, entrepreneur, product manager and software engineer in Silicon Valley for many years. Most recently, he has invested in startups such as Uber, Postmates, Masterclass, Standard Cognition and others. He discovered Bitcoin in 2012 and founded HashTrust, a service that makes it easy to create smart contracts in the Bitcoin blockchain. Prior to that, he was at Facebook, where he led the Mobile Platform team and the App Ads team that delivered meaningful value to Facebook's ecosystem of app developers. Teck holds a BSc. and MEng. in Computer Science and Cognitive Science from Cornell University.

  • Shane Qiu

    Researcher

    Shane joined Binance in April 2019 as a Researcher on the Labs team and is involved in investment analysis, portfolio management, and market research. He has a variety of experiences in the fields of equity trading, investment banking and venture capital. Shane graduated from Simon Fraser University with a focus in Finance and Economics.

  • Christy Choi

    Director at Binance Labs

    Christy Hyungwon Choi is a former entrepreneur and management consultant. She did her first tech startup at the age of 20. She previously led business development in a blockchain startup in Korea and was a Senior Consultant at Oliver Wyman, top global management consulting firm in Financial Services. She's one of the crypto power girls from Asia, a group of female leaders in crypto, and is committed to connecting the dots of Blockchain innovation. Christy holds a Bachelor of Arts and Business Administration degree from Yonsei University.

  • Flora Sun

    Director at Binance Labs

    Prior to joining Binance Labs, Flora Sun was a software engineer in Silicon Valley. She has worked in telecommunications research group (COMSAT Labs), enterprise software corporations (HP, Oracle, Remend, Bitfone) and several consumer Internet startups. Flora is passionate in using computer science to make positive impact in people’s lives, and has developed technologies that are used by millions. Flora holds SB and MEng degrees in EECS from MIT.

  • Yele Bademosi

    Director

    Prior to joining Binance Labs, Yele founded Microtraction -- one of Africa's top and most active angel funds that invested in various African startups across multiple sectors including Fintech and Crypto. Before Microtraction, Yele was the General Manager and Employee #1 at Starta, a resource platform & online community for African Entrepreneurs that reached 28,000+ subscribers and was acquired within 6 months in 2016. Yele is a self-taught developer and designer, He studied Medicine at King’s College London before opting out to focus on technology entrepreneurship.

Our Team

  • Ella Zhang

    Head of Binance Labs

    Ella has over 14 years of interdisciplinary experience in venture capital and frontier technologies. She was the youngest investment director of KPCB, one of the most prominent VCs on Sand Hill Road. She was an early investor of Rong360 (NYSE: JT), Ximalaya FM, LiMei Technology (838556), Asia Innovation Group (launched Gifto), Miaozhen Technology and Meican. Prior to KPCB, Ella worked for Google, Tencent and UTStarcom in sales, marketing and engineering roles. Ella also co-founded XiaoduoAI, which provides NLP solutions to more than 3,000 clients including Taobao, EMS, Meituan, China Telecom and JD Finance. Ella holds a B.S.E.E. from UESTC and MBA from Stanford GSB, where she started to believe in Blockchain technology and cryptocurrency will “Change lives. Change organizations. Change the world” (GSB Slogan).

  • Teck Chia

    Partner at Binance Labs

    Teck Chia has played the role of an investor, entrepreneur, product manager and software engineer in Silicon Valley for many years. Most recently, he has invested in startups such as Uber, Postmates, Masterclass, Standard Cognition and others. He discovered Bitcoin in 2012 and founded HashTrust, a service that makes it easy to create smart contracts in the Bitcoin blockchain. Prior to that, he was at Facebook, where he led the Mobile Platform team and the App Ads team that delivered meaningful value to Facebook's ecosystem of app developers. Teck holds a BSc. and MEng. in Computer Science and Cognitive Science from Cornell University.

  • Shane Qiu

    Researcher

    Shane joined Binance in April 2019 as a Researcher on the Labs team and is involved in investment analysis, portfolio management, and market research. He has a variety of experiences in the fields of equity trading, investment banking and venture capital. Shane graduated from Simon Fraser University with a focus in Finance and Economics.

  • Christy Choi

    Director at Binance Labs

    Christy Hyungwon Choi is a former entrepreneur and management consultant. She did her first tech startup at the age of 20. She previously led business development in a blockchain startup in Korea and was a Senior Consultant at Oliver Wyman, top global management consulting firm in Financial Services. She's one of the crypto power girls from Asia, a group of female leaders in crypto, and is committed to connecting the dots of Blockchain innovation. Christy holds a Bachelor of Arts and Business Administration degree from Yonsei University.

  • Flora Sun

    Director at Binance Labs

    Prior to joining Binance Labs, Flora Sun was a software engineer in Silicon Valley. She has worked in telecommunications research group (COMSAT Labs), enterprise software corporations (HP, Oracle, Remend, Bitfone) and several consumer Internet startups. Flora is passionate in using computer science to make positive impact in people’s lives, and has developed technologies that are used by millions. Flora holds SB and MEng degrees in EECS from MIT.

  • Yele Bademosi

    Director

    Prior to joining Binance Labs, Yele founded Microtraction -- one of Africa's top and most active angel funds that invested in various African startups across multiple sectors including Fintech and Crypto. Before Microtraction, Yele was the General Manager and Employee #1 at Starta, a resource platform & online community for African Entrepreneurs that reached 28,000+ subscribers and was acquired within 6 months in 2016. Yele is a self-taught developer and designer, He studied Medicine at King’s College London before opting out to focus on technology entrepreneurship.