Douglas GanCEO & Co-founder at GBCI Ventures
Douglas is a serial technopreneur, investor, venture builder and a thought leader in smart city solution using blockchain technology. He currently serves as the co-founder and CEO of GBCI Ventures, a US$100M Smart City Investment Fund.. GBCI uses artificial intelligence (AI) as the backbone and weaving together AI, robotics, virtual reality, big data and IoT to build smart cities all around Asia and connecting them to offer borderless urban services.
Douglas’ entrepreneur spirit started in year 2008, where he founded ShowNearby, a location-based mobile application that won multiple awards in Asia. His achievement can be marked by winning the Young Professional of the Year by Singapore Computer Society in Year 2011. In addition, he received the top 25 Outstanding Alumni Award in Technopreneurship from Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore.
Between 1997 and 2018, Douglas continued his entrepreneurial drive and founded six companies, which were eventually sold to multi-national corporations. In 2019, he venture built BCB Global, the company behind BCB Blockchain, an innovative blockchain platform for smart city applications.