Sean is a serial tech entrepreneur from the US. Since arriving in Asia in 2008, Sean has founded, co-founded, or advised over a dozen startups from inception that have contributed to the creation of over $6 billion in tech-venture value in the Asia-Pacific. Over US$250 million in funding has been raised during his tenure as CEO, MD, and/or Founding CTO for these companies.
In 2011, Sean built the first major competitor to AirBNB in China from zero-to-one in under 8 months, covering 20+ cities, over 50,000 bookable properties, and 10s of thousands in nights booked. This startup, Airizu, pioneered the disruptive sharing-economy business model in China and sparked the rise of O2O throughout the region, including future unicorn Tujia. As Managing Director and CTO at Rocket Internet China, Sean built a tech development powerhouse that launched and supported dozens of fast-scaling Internet ventures globally, including the Southeast Asia market leaders Lazada and Zalora.
Sean is currently founder and CEO at Imaginato, a leading tech innovation partner, as well as co-founder of Qraved, a leading food discovery platform in Indonesia. He recently launched JetDevs, a subscription platform for on-demand remote software developers. Sean was a Computer Science and Electrical Engineering major at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.