Our Venture Building Process

Our proven and effective process helps startup founders to validate their ideas and develop their products with the market fit already established and verified.

01 Problem Discovery We always start by analyzing the most critical challenges the world is facing with the fast-changing digital age. 01
02 Idea Generation This is when creativity shines while generating alternatives to tackle these problems. 02
05 Develop Working closely together, our data scientist and UI and UX experts make magic happen by turning abstract ideas into visuals. 05
06 Market Validation We conduct extensive research and feasibility study to gain insights from relevant stakeholders. 06
09 Launch We implement the go to market strategy and release the product with a comprehensive marketing approach. 09
10 Traction We keep track of effectiveness by measuring revenue, traffic, users, engagement, and partnerships and keep optimizing ROI. 10
03 03 Financial Analysis We decide the best solution based on projected ROI by evaluating costs and outcomes.
04 04 Design Working closely together, our data scientist and UI and UX experts make magic happen by turning abstract ideas into visuals.
07 07 Iteration From prototype to MVP, we continue to test again and again as we improve the product based on stakeholder feedback.
08 08 Strategic Planning We determine the target market with clear positioning and differentiation, develop strategies for branding, product, distribution, pricing, and promotion, etc., and setup KPIs.
11 11 Fundraising We work with investors to assemble the capital and unleash the full potential for the proven effective startup.
12 12 Scaleup We bring more talents on board and invest more on market penetration to accelerate the growth locally and internationally.

Our Studio Focus

Our ventures seek to address the evolving need for innovation in education, ecommerce, energy and the environment.

Born Global Ventures supports the Sustainable Development Goals.


Future of Education

Education is one of the critical foundation pillars of the social infrastructure. The economic well-being of any society is based on properly trained and well-educated population that can contribute positively to the economic development. There is no shortage of challenges in the education system and here at Born Global Ventures, we have decided to focus on the following critical ideas that has the possibility of making maximum impact.

  • Easily accessible and affordable digital learning solutions that work in areas with reduced infrastructure
  • Learning solutions for continued lifelong learning
  • STEAM based EdTech solutions that provides hand-on experiences to solve real problems
  • AI-ML driven solutions for making education smarter

Energy Transition

As the world moves from fossil-based energy solutions to zero-carbon energy solutions by the middle of this century, several challenges exist. Here at Born Global Ventures, we are focused on identifying and investing in digital solutions that will aid in this historical transition.

  • Digital solutions in energy management to improve efficiency
  • Energy market products to promote green energy sources
  • Energy management digital infrastructure
  • Energy transition education and awareness solutions

Greener Ecommerce

As the world’s trade has moved online, cross border e-commerce is the fastest growing segment of international trade. The equal access to global e-commerce opportunities for small businesses especially those headed by minorities and women is still a challenge. At Born Global Ventures, we see tremendous opportunities to create fair and balanced digital solutions that promote opportunities and inclusion for underserved communities around the world. Below are some of the focus areas.

  • Affordable e-commerce platforms for disadvantaged business owners serving underserved communities
  • Innovative supply chain management for online retailers
  • Affordable green packaging solutions for online retailers
  • Copyright and IP protection for online products

Z LAB Global Studio Advantage

How it works?


We curate the perfect team of founders, data scientists, UI/UX designers, programmers, marketers, project managers for each unique project

Strategy & Operations


Research & Analytics


Intellectual Property

Product Development

Talent Management


Marketing & BD

Project Management


Our collaborative approach helps different entities in the innovation ecosystem like accelerators, incubators, VC’s, angel investors, non-governmental agencies, government agencies etc. to get closely involved with our ventures and can support these ventures as they get ready to scale up.

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Victor Koosh

Victor Koosh serves as Managing Director for ACT Capital Advisors and has built and sold multiple businesses over his 35-year career. As a former founder, Victor is sympathetic to the challenges business owners face and brings a creative approach to finding the best solutions. He served as CEO of Caesar Systems-PetroVR, an oil and gas software business acquired by Aucerna. He was also the co-founder & CEO of Meedio, a premier provider of digital lifestyle software acquired by Yahoo! in 2006.Victor’s expertise in the software industry for more than 20 years gives him a unique perspective on the needs and demands of these companies. He strives for simplicity and leverages teamwork to integrate multiple points of view that illuminate opportunities. He also speaks Russian, Spanish, and German.Victor, a Native American Jump Start board member, studied business administration at the University of Houston. In addition, he’s received the NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award, the Centurion Award, and the Silver Beaver Award.

Marc Sharpe
Managing Partner

Marc J. Sharpe is the founder and chairman of The Family Office Association (“TFOA”), an organization formed in 2007 to provide a forum for education and networking and to serve as a resource for single family offices to share ideas and best practices, pool buying power, leverage talent and conduct due diligence. Mr. Sharpe’s career in the investment and asset management industry spans more than 25 years. He has held positions in investment banking for Wasserstein Perella & Co. Inc and Goldman Sachs Group Inc., in addition to founding a venture capital incubator in the UK and working for Dell Inc. He subsequently took a position as portfolio manager and research director for Galapagos Partners LP, a full-service multi-family office serving a select group of ultra-high net worth families. After successfully growing the firm and surviving the 2008 market crash with a positive net return, Mr. Sharpe joined SigmaBleyzer Investment Group, an international private equity firm specializing in control investments with assets valued at $1 billion. He was also a managing director for a boutique investment advisory firm providing alternative asset strategies to ultra-high net worth families and registered investment advisors. Marc is currently an Operating Partner with Satori Capital, LLC, a Dallas and Fort Worth-based investment firm founded upon the principles of Conscious Capitalism. Immediately prior to Satori, Marc served as Partner & Managing Director at LCR Capital Partners, responsible for building strategic partnerships and investment opportunities throughout the world. Marc holds an M.A. from Cambridge University, a M.Sc. from Oxford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Mr. Sharpe is active in the community and has served on the Board of the Holocaust Museum Houston, the HBS Angels, and on the Investment Committee for two Texas based foundations.

Rohit Mahajan
  • Serial entrepreneur
  • Tech ventures
  • Big data
  • Tech innovation
  • Tech thought leadership

Rohit is an experienced entrepreneur and leader with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and software industry. He has been providing innovative Data and Analytics solutions and products to clients in Healthcare, Financial Services, Retail, Automotive, Manufacturing and other industry segments.

He is skilled in business and IT strategy, M&A, Sales; Marketing and Global Delivery. He holds a bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering, is a Wharton School Fellow and a graduate from the Harvard Business School.

He has completed executive education programs in AI in Business and Healthcare from MIT Sloan, MIT CSAIL and Harvard School of Public Health. He is completing the Global Healthcare Leaders Program from Harvard Medical School.

Rohit is currently the Managing Partner at Bigr.io and Saviance.

Davy Wang
  • Cloud computing/Architecture
  • Tech ventures
  • Business Development
  • Tech innovation
  • Tech thought leadership
Technology Leader and Cloud Computing Guru

Davy Wang currently works as the senior director at Oracle Cloud, responsible for top-tier customers. He was previously the founding team of AWS China and served as chief architect and solution director of Amazon AWS Greater China, the first batch of getting AWS expert certification. He has helped many of China's top Internet companies, making full use of cloud platforms and taking the advantage of technological innovation, and thus promoting the business model of innovation.

Davy was a senior technical expert at Ali Yun. He has many years of IT consulting and implementation experience. He was a Senior Architect Manager at IBM Global Services, where he was responsible for the promotion and service consulting of solutions such as SOA, enterprise systems integration, and cloud computing platforms in China and the Asia Pacific region.

Key Focused Areas:
  • Published two best-selling books about Cloud Computing and Application Architect (Both books have been sold for more than 100,000 copies)
  • Rich experience in Enterprise Level Application Architecture including strategy, design, implementation, and integration
  • Helped MNC design and implement Digital Transformation
  • Certified PMP for more than 15 years and expert at project management as the head of PMO
  • In-depth knowledge in global scalable infrastructure and helped a lot of multi-national companies design their infrastructure globally
  • More than 20 years experience working in IT Consulting and Cloud Computing Company, including IBM, AWS, Ali Cloud, Tencent Cloud
  • Frequent public speaker about cloud/DevOps/SaaS etc.

Stephen Read
  • Family & Adventures
  • Investment Analysis
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Computer Programming
  • Creating and Compounding
  • English
  • Python

Mr. Stephen Read is happily married to his wife Sarah with whom he has 3 children (Nora, Isaac andMarcus). Stephen founded HIT Investments; the General Partner of the Hedge fund HIT Capital in 2011.

Mr. Stephen Read has spent the majority of his life researching, investing and learning how to compound wealth. His personal expertise lies in strategy, programming, behavioral finance, and investment analysis.

Stephen is a lifelong learner who believes the best way to learn is by doing. Since graduating from Missouri A&M with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering he has:

Worked 14 years at ConocoPhillips as a Drilling Engineer, Rig Supervisor, Development Team Lead, Exploration Project Manager, A&D Lead, Strategic Planning, Reserves Coordinator, Commercial Lead and Water Manager
Played professional baseball which was capped off with a Continental League Championship
Founded the investment firm HIT Investments and oversees +$10 million in AUM
Manages the hedge fund HIT Capital which has +14% CAGR since its 2013 launch
Saved and compounded enough $ for his family to reach financial independence by age 37
Built a website and writes a blog on personal and behavioral finance
Invested in startups since 2011, which includes one unicorn (and counting)
Developed and lead a Python programming program, producing more than 100 translators and coders

Stephen’s investment expertise lies in the markets available to the hard-working middle class: public equities, real estate, and early-stage startups. He is passionate about helping others save, invest, and follow their calling. Stephen is a registered Investment Adviser in the state of Texas.

One of Stephen’s favorite quotes is from 2 Corinthians 9:6 “Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.”

Shuang Leng, JD
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Transactions
  • Data Privacy and Security
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Blockchain
  • English
  • Chinese

Shuang Leng is an attorney licensed in Illinois and Texas. She works with both startups and establishedcompanies and assists them with their ongoing business and legal needs. Her practice mainly focuses oncorporate governance and transactions, commercial transactions, data privacy and security, and blockchain-related matters. Shuang is also a certified information privacy professional (CIPP/US/E) with experience in boththe US and European data protection laws. The CIPP is the global standard in privacy certification, developedand issued by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Shuang is adept in contract review, analysis, and drafting, and has a deep understanding of corporatestructures and business entities. She is well-versed in corporate transaction deal structures (deal steps, equitystructures, fund flow, due diligence, and M&A taxation). She developed all essential algorithms for a taxcalculator, which compares and ranks tax liabilities and benefits resulting from all available deal structures(stock sales, assets sales, mergers, 338(h)(10) elections, etc.) for sales or acquisitions of C corporations, Scorporations, LLCs and partnerships.

Shuang works with tech companies on a regular basis. In addition to transactional work, she advisescompanies on securities regulations, capital raising activities, legal issues surrounding the Internet of Thingsand related legislative activities, and other compliance matters.

J.D., University of Kansas, School of Law, USA
LL.B. Renmin University of China, Law School, China

Other Qualifications
CIPP/US (Certified Information PrivacyProfessional/US)
CIPP/E (Certified Information PrivacyProfessional/Europe)

Bar and Court Admissions
China (Legal Professional Qualification Certificate)
Southern District Court of Texas

Sunny Zhang, PhD
General Partner
Researcher, Educator, and Practitioner
  • 20+ years focus on innovation, marketing, and psychology
  • 17+ years of business school teaching and consulting
  • Pioneering research on e-commerce since 2000 and social networks since 2005
  • Published in premium journals and spoke at international conferences
  • Tenured marketing professor at Cameron School of Business, Univ. of St. Thomas
Entrepreneur, Venture Builder, and Investor
  • Co-founded Z LAB Global in 2017, a global innovation studio
  • Full-spectrum integrated service provider to tech startups for the last 5 years
  • Investor and builder of TrueLeap, myEnergyBudy, and GeoChemPro
Community Advocate and Ecosystem and Builder
  • Founder of the Born Global Community for immigrant entrepreneurs and investors
  • Program Advisor of Women in AI USA leading startup development programs
  • Board of Advisor at George H. W. Bush Foundation of US.-China Relations
  • Established strategic partnerships with hundreds of organizations
Sandip Bordoloi, PhD
General Partner
Energy Industry Veteran and Venture Builder
  • 14 years in the largest Independent Energy Company in the world (both technical and leadership roles)
  • 10 years developing new ventures in the energy industry
  • Eagle Ford Shale Asset (US L48): Considered to be one of the biggest success stories for ConocoPhillips (Day zero technical team member)
  • European Shale Ventures: Led COP's first international Shale venture
  • Led venture projects with $1B+ in assets (Deepwater Gulf of Mexico)
  • Managed venture portfolio's with $100M+ in yearly budgets (Deepwater Gulf of Mexico, Poland Shales)
  • Managed major project exits (Deepwater Gulf of Mexico, Poland Shales)
Entrepreneur, Investor, and Builder
  • Co-founded Z LAB Global in 2017, a digital innovation studio
  • Full spectrum service provider to technology startups for the last 5 years
  • Full spectrum service provider to technology startups for the last 5 years

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