4/14 – Meeting with Benny Xian
Benny Xian has given our companies a lot of feedback during the Midway Milestone, and we would just like to give a shout out for his help. Following him @bxian3.
“Benny Xian is a seed investor and formerly the COO and co-founder of Beyondcore. BeyondCore is an advanced analytics software company based on the disruptive innovative principles identified and analyzed by Clayton Christensen. Xian is passionate about taking innovative technology and products into new markets. He has done business internationally including China, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, and US. He helped to put together and drive a $15 million technology purchasing and licensing negotiation with Transmeta. In his previous role, Xian served as the COO for Midori Linux, with offices in China and Silicon Valley, focusing on consumer applications in China market. Midori was originally developed by Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux. Previously, Xian was one of the key members responsible for strategic marketing and product management atTransmeta. Transmeta achieved one of the most successful IPOs reaching over $3 billion in market valuation. Prior to Transmeta, Xian held engineering, operations, applications, and sales positions at Actel and Lightspeed.”