Benjamin Joffe

Digital Naturalist. Startup investor.

Benjamin is General Partner at HAX, the #1 acceleration engine for hardware startups. His experience spans 16 years in Asia (China, Japan, Korea) in various high­tech industries: telecom, Internet, mobile, gaming and hardware.

Prior to HAX, he was the founder of +8*, a strategy consultancy researching Asia­based digital innovations supporting clients such as Microsoft, Citi and Harvard Business School. He also founded Mobile Monday Beijing, a community of thousands of mobile industry professionals in China, running over 40 events.

He has lectured, judged or joined panels at the world’s leading technology events and universities in over 20 countries, including TechCrunch Disrupt, LeWeb, Pioneers, Slush, SXSW, TEDx, Stanford, Berkeley and more. Benjamin is a regular guest writer on TechCrunch, also quoted by Forbes, Bloomberg TV, CNN, WSJ, The Economist, WIRED, Quartz and more.

Benjamin’s online presentations recorded over a million viewers, covering topics from innovation ecosystems to “Lean Hardware” methodology.

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