Australian and Chinese markets will be first regional beneficiaries of CoT
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ShelterZoom, the inventor of Contract of ThingsTM (CoTTM), the next milestone in the evolution of contracts, today announced its expansion into the Asia-Pacific market by adding several new regional talents to its team and setting the stage for a Melbourne, Australia, office opening in Q1 2020. This will be closely followed by a second Asia-Pacific office opening in China.
At the invitation of the Victoria state government, ShelterZoom’s co-founders, Chao Cheng-Shorland and Allen Alishahi, recently travelled to Australia and met with some of the country’s largest banking, legal, real estate and insurance firms. The trip saw several potential – and major – partnerships for ShelterZoom’s groundbreaking CoT technology, which will transform records, documents and contracts into fully digital, interoperable and intelligent assets.
“We are thrilled to announce this expansion into the Asia-Pacific region with the addition of entrepreneurial-minded, top professionals such as Lily Li, Kevin Huang and Mike Yang. They each have the regional experience and connections, especially in Australia and China, to greatly expand awareness of our company and bring our exciting CoT and proprietary blockchain technology into one of the fastest growing regions in the world,” said Chao Cheng-Shorland, CEO and co-founder of ShelterZoom.
Lily Li comes to ShelterZoom with a long track record of successfully raising capital, managing interdisciplinary teams and navigating intricate contracts across different industries. Most recently, she founded a management company in the commercial real estate sector, overseeing a portfolio of clients through the complex contract negotiations involved in securing and maintaining long-term leaseholds.
Kevin Huang brings extensive experience in banking, mortgage and finance. Huang comes to ShelterZoom most recently from Collins Hotel Pty Ltd, where he owned and operated an apartment-hotel business in Melbourne’s central business district.
Mike Yang adds a wealth of private sector and government experience to ShelterZoom. After serving terms on two Ministerial Advisory Committees for the most recent Victorian state government, Mike has been reappointed by the current government to the Visitor Economy Ministerial Advisory Committee. Between 2010 to 2013, Mike was a senior adviser to the Honorable Daniel Andrews, the current Victorian Premier. And, as managing director of Modun Group, Mike has been instrumental in some of the largest Asia/Australia business deals in sports, red wine export and property.
“ShelterZoom’s blockchain technology and its revolutionary Contract of Things invention have the potential to redefine modern business relationships, e-Commerce, transactions and processes. I am excited to join their Asia-Pacific team,“ added Yang.
Celebrating Asia-Pacific Expansion
ShelterZoom is running a “Tiny Cabin Giveaway” raffle through March 2020. The winner will receive an all-wood, Claudia Kit Cabin delivered to their front door. The raffle is open to anyone who registers and submits a non-binding “practice offer” here (terms and conditions apply). It’s a great opportunity to register interest in CoT and have a chance to win a cabin. The raffle winner will “experience” the Kit Cabin contract on the CoT platform firsthand once the raffle is drawn.
ShelterZoom was founded with a vision to revolutionize the way people buy, sell and rent properties. In 2017, we launched the world’s first blockchain-based real estate platform that provides a way to stay on top of every stage of property offers and negotiations. After winning the 2018 SIIA CODiE Best Emerging Technology Award, which recognizes “high-impact products,” we are developing a transformational and industry-agnostic platform to evolve contracts to Contract of Things (CoT). For more information, visit ShelterZoom.com.