[eNews] Road to Unicorn Series Featured BitMex Arthur Hayes and SenseTime Shang Hailong

In a series of talks entitled the “Road to Unicorn Series,” organized by the HKUST Entrepreneurship Center, the CEO of BitMex Arthur HAYES and the Managing Director of SenseTime SHANG Hailong were invited to talk with students on April 4 and 11, respectively, about their journey in turning a startup into a Unicorn.

BitMex is a crypto-coin trading platform founded by Arthur in 2014. His startup has become a Unicorn and is now worth over US$3.6 billion.  Arthur led the Derivatives Trading Department at Deutsche Bank and Citi in Hong Kong prior to his venture. He was an exchange-in student at HKUST during his undergraduate studies. 

SenseTime, valued at over US$4.5 billion, is the world’s most valuable AI & Deep Tech Unicorn. It is China’s largest AI algorithm provider, developing technologies such as facial recognition, intelligent video analytics and autonomous driving. 

In addition to their valuable sharing sessions, both Arthur and Shang took questions from the floor in their talk moderated by Prof HUI Kai Lung and Prof XU Yan of the Business School.


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