About Us

STO LAB is a highly functional global business alliance and eco-system for conducting STO businesses. We called it a “lab” because STO industry is at its infancy stage and many best practices and regulations are yet to be defined. The industry is continuous evolving in high speed. While we want to stay flexible and not want to get on the “nerve” of the regulators, we like to use the concept of a lab, taking a pro-active approach, to drive the development in anyway where it is feasible, without waiting. We will register the entity in Hong Kong, and roll out globally.

Further to recent market development of crowdfunding and fund raising through utility token offerings, security tokens are steadily being developed to bridge the crypto and capital market worlds. This new aspect of fintech is made possible by blockchain technology, which creates new use-cases for traditional asset classes including equity, debt and more, and security tokens that are compliant with existent security regulations can be traded in more efficient and effective ways.

As the digital revolution takes shape and tokenization on blockchain has become a steady trend since 2016, there is a need to rapidly navigate through changing business environments. In 2017, the concept of STOs was pioneered as 2 STOs raised around USD 22 million and in 2018, STO figures grew exponentially to 28 and USD 442 million in volume and in 2019 and 2020, further growth is expected, as the adaption of this funding method will increase. STOs are becoming fully regulated across the globe and there is a need for the corresponding infrastructure to “level up” for entering the crypto space.

Founders

Samson Lee
Founder
  • Founder & CEO of Coinstreet Partners,
  • Independent Director of DSS (NYSE : DSS)
  • Co-Founder of STO Global-X
  • Co-Founder of Asia Pacific Digital Economy Institute
  • VP of Blockchain Applications & Investment Alliance
  • Founding Chairman of Belt & Road TechFin Association
  • Co-Founder of Ethereum South China Community
  • Chief Crypto-Economic Advisor of Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange, and Gibraltar Stock Exchange
  • Honorary Guest Lecturer & Fintech and Blockchain Committee of Hang Seng University of Hong Kong
  • Graduated from University of Toronto, with Bachelor of Commerce degree, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, with MBA and MSc. degrees
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Mr. Heng Fai Chan
Founder
  • Mr. Chan Heng Fai is expert in the finance and banking. He has restructured over 35 companies in different industries and countries in the past.
  • Mr. Chan is currently the director of BMI Capital International LLC, a boutique investment bank in USA regulated by FIRNA and SPIC
  • He is largest single shareholder and chairman of the board of Document Security Systems (NYSE: DSS).
  • Mr. Chan was formerly: Managing Chairman of Heng Fai Ent. Ltd. (HKSE : 185); a Non-Exe. Dir. of Holista Colltech (ASX : HCT), the Managing Director of SingHaiyi Group (SGX : 5H0); the Exec. Chairman of China Gas (HKSE : 384); Director of Global Med Technologies (NASDAQ : GLOBU); and Chairman and Director of American Pacific Bank (NASDAQ : AMPB); a director of Skywest (ASX : SXR).
Kokila Alagh
Founder
  • Founder & CEO of Karm Legal Consultants, UAE
  • Previously Managing Partner at Mahmood Hussain Law Firm (a full service law firm) in UAE
  • 15 years of experience as a Corporate/Commercial and technology lawyer in UAE
  • Masters in Law, in Digital Economy from the Monash University in Melbourne, Australia and Oxford and Harvard certifications on blockchain and Fintech Strategy.
  • Blockchain trainer for Legal Affairs Department, Dubai.
  • Mentor for various start-ups at global accelerator and incubation programmer.
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Global Advisory Board

Dr. Marwan Alzarouni

CEO of Dubai Blockchain Center

Dr. Ihsan Husein Almarzooqi

Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Gulf Properties

Saeed Hareb Al Darmaki

Co-Founder of Alphabit Digital Currency Fund

Lowell Lo

Chairman & CEO of BMI Group

Luc Falempin

Founder & CEO of Tokeny

Partners

Coinstreet Partners is building the next generation “decentralized & fully integrated investment banks”, and building the business eco-system for the new era of Token-Economy.

Coinstreet Partners currently operates in 4 business segments including 1) Token Finance Consultancy, 2) Digital Asset Wealth Management, 3) Digital Asset Tokenization and Exchange Platform, and 4) Decentralized Finance & DLT Solutions.

Coinstreet is industry driver in the rapidly growing security tokens space offering one-stop advisory and consultancy service on STO in multiple jurisdictions.

BMI Capital is a private investment bank that combined more than 30 years of real-world banking experience, industry expertise, and proven track records and processes to deliver successful results to our clients. We specialize in corporate finance advising, raising equity, and venture services.

At BMI, we enable cross-border relationships with the U.S. and Asia. Our partnership with BM Intelligence allows us to act as a global one-stop corporate consultancy, from corporate finance to professional valuation, corp.communication to event management. We have assisted over 100 IPOs and served over 400 listco companies from U.S., Hong Kong, China, Singapore,Taiwan,Japan,Canada, & Australia.

KARM is a law-firm specialized in providing legal advice on Corporate/ Commercial, Blockchain, Tokenization, Fintech and Data Protection related transactions. KARM has advised its clients on the use and implementation of blockchain, including launching cryptocurrencies/ coin offerings, funding rounds, and setting up multi-cryptocurrency exchanges regionally and internationally.