How do we design and create technologies that truly enhance our wellbeing?
We talk about the ease of ordering take-out in China and treat that as a positive. But is it? There is data that eating out regularly can lead to poor health outcomes, especially obesity.
We believe that having messaging apps like Wechat and Slack can make it easier to collaborate and enhance productivity, but do they?
We will talk about the problems and the responsibility we have as entrepreneurs as well as investors to help our users be more well.
Rui Ma is the founder of Euzen Labs, a venture lab focused on technology for wellbeing and human flourishing. In fall 2018, she is launching the first ever Transformative Technology Startup School, a virtual program for entrepreneurs working on startups elevating mental and emotional wellbeing.Read More
Rui Ma is the founder of Euzen Labs, a venture lab focused on technology for wellbeing and human flourishing. In fall 2018, she is launching the first ever Transformative Technology Startup School, a virtual program for entrepreneurs working on startups elevating mental and emotional wellbeing. She is also an angel investor and advisor to several startups and funds, including Rain Neuromorphics, UNICEF Innovation Fund and Zeroth AI Accelerator, as well as adjunct faculty at National Science Foundation's Innovation-Corps program, teaching early stage companies how to do customer development. She has fifteen years of experience in technology and finance, spanning seed stage to pre-IPO investing. She is a former Investment Partner, head of Greater China and global head of fundraising at 500 Startups, a global seed fund and startup accelerator. Prior to 500, she worked for nearly a decade in private equity and mergers & acquisitions roles at the Raine Group, Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch in both Silicon Valley and China. Rui holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley, a Masters in Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, an Executive MBA from INSEAD and Tsinghua University and is a candidate for an ALM in extension studies with a focus in Psychology from Harvard University. She writes and speaks frequently about technology and is a regular contributor to leading business media. She is also active in philanthropy and currently runs Rookie.Fund, a nonprofit student venture fund network in Asia.