Meet the Team


Jennifer Pei Lin

Program Director


Jennifer has built her career working in startups, accelerators, finance, andnon-profits. In startups, she has worked in food-subscription businesses and SaaS companies.This is her second time directing and operating another accelerator in NYC.


In her previous life, she worked at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, managing high net-worth clients’ assets. She runs the biggest Japanese Technology conference and meetup group in NYC. 


She has experience advocating and building cross-cultural entrepreneurship that increases the opportunity for collaboration and access to information.



Lee Lin

Co-founder & Partner


Lee is the Co-founder and CEO of NYC apartment rental service website, which was part of the Y Combinator program in 2009.


With experience at Two Sigma, Microsoft, and The D. E. Shaw Group, he has a deep understanding of entrepreneurship and software development.


He is a data geek from MIT who spent years at top quantitative hedge funds and successfully built up a profitable multi-million-dollar business.



Marian Tong



Marian Yao Tong is the founder and CEO of LT Global Advisors. Prior to founding LT, Yao served at Jefferies Asia Pacific Investment Bank Division. Her business activities include Cross-border M&A, technology patent transfer, business development and joint venture. The industries involved in the business include medical treatment, finance technology, manufacturing and consumption upgrade. 


Prior to entering Jefferies, Yao completed her Master’s degree at NYU and worked in business development for a U.S. investment company consulting on Chinese-American cross-border business deals.


Seamon Chan

Co-founder & Board Member


Seamon Chan is one of the three co-founders of Lair East Labs and is also the Managing Partner of Palm Drive Capital. Previously, he was at Insight Venture Partners, a $13 billion venture capital firm with investments in and Alibaba.


Seamon brings entrepreneurship and operating experience through various startup roles in US and China. Earlier in his career, he has worked at enterprises such as Hitachi Data Systems and Citigroup.


A Stanford Alum, Seamon was on the founding teams of Stanford Chinese Entrepreneurs Organization (Stanford CEO) and NYC Chinese Entrepreneurs Organization (NYCCEO), both organizations with thousands of members and alumni across US and China.



YiPeng Li 

Co-founder & Partner


YiPeng is the Co-founder of campus social network, which has expanded into an internet finance company and exited to a public company.


He is a Partner at Palm Drive Capital and angel investor of several gaming, data and SaaS companies in China and US with multiple successful exits.


Before started his own company, he worked for private equity firm Jiuding Capital in Beijing and a family office in Singapore, investing in TMT, consumer sectors and aviation financing projects.


Mentor Network

Our mentor network is filled with successful entrepreneurs exclusively.

Here are just some of our featured mentors!  

Nnamdi Okike

Founder, 645 Ventures

Anson Tsai

Founder, Cardpool &


Sting Tao

General Manager, LINE Taiwan

David Hou

VP Operations, DramaFever & 


Melody Koh

Venture Partner, NextView Ventures

Florian Bohnert

Head of Global Partnerships, MoBike

Paul Yang

Founder, AppMonet &

Founder, Prebid.Org

Mu Chen

Founder, BigOne Lab

Fritz Demopoulos


David Liu

Founder, XO Group Inc./The Knot

LaLa Wang

Founder, MLX

Peter Shih

Founder, Celery 


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