Jia Shen / Powercore Founder&CEO

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Jia Shen / Powercore Founder&CEO

Jia Shen is a serial entrepreneur based between the San Fransisco and Tokyo best known for founding RockYou. He is currently CEO of Powercore, a NFC toy and game platform looking to rival Skylanders. Jia is focused on the transition of web to mobile, and the arbitrage of business between Asia and the West. Jia has founded and lead several companies in the USA, Japan, and China. A strong technologist by training, he specializes in growth hacking, social mechanics, analytics, and gamification. Named one of Businessweek’s top twenty-something entrepreneurs in 2008, Jia has always had a passion for cutting-edge technologies, and is a die-hard gamer and hacker/programmer. 

Prior to founding RockYou at 25, Jia had deep experience across a range of technology companies, including consumer shopping, email authentication and security, Enterprise International Supply Chain Management, and VoiceXML / telephony. Jia was a contributing member of the original team at Bell Laboratories that developed the VoiceXML format into the W3C standard

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