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Carel is CEO and cofounder of Ink361.com, the leading web based Instagram photo sharing network. Carel is a serial entrepreneur and holds a MSc degree of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He has worked in investment banking prior to becoming an entrepreneur and has founded three successful companies over the last 12 years.
He is co-founder of fongwell.com, an omni-channel retail operation software maker based in Guangzhou, China. He was co-founder of Feyin.net, a wireless receipt printer with dead-simple cloud API (2010-2012), and welomo.com (2012-2014), the 1st connected hardware on WeChat offering millions of users instant photo fun. He's been an active member in Guangzhou's tech community, from organizing events to mentoring other startups. I was founding member (Interim Chair) of IEEE System, Man and Cybernetics Guangzhou Chapter (2004-2007).
Rinchy Teng is right now the Senior Marketing Manager in Catch Inc, a Guangzhou Startup creating a one-button-send-out APP (CatchChat) with photos or short videos. She is active in local events, especially the startup events, social entrepreneurship and innovative circles, and she is also the lead organizer of Startup Weekend Guangzhou.