CEO and co-founder of WHub, as well as COO and responsible officer for AngelHub, Karena Belin works with fellow Woman of Power Karen Contet on Hong Kong’s largest start-up eco-system builder and the city’s only SFC-licensed start-up investment platform, respectively.
A former tax consultant and finance manager, Belin is also a serial founder, investor and tech-ecosystem accelerator, whose work has yielded more than 10 unicorns. Their first exit – in less than two years – provided some 19 times returns to investors, and the company continues to build on its track record via, among other activities, flagship conference Scaleup Impact Summit, and through corporate/start-up co-innovation programmes.
A highly active member of her community, Belin is start-up ambassador to the Senate of Berlin, a member of the Startup Committee of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau (CEDB) of the HKSAR, an organising committee member of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries’ Hong Kong Innopreneur Awards 2021, vice president of TiE Hong Kong and a member of several IT committees for chambers and schools. She’s been named one of 10 Best Female Entrepreneurs of the World by True Global Ventures and has been a Women of Hope awardee.