Benjamin Joffe

Benjamin Joffe |CONTRIBUTOR

I live in Hong Kong and work in Shenzhen as a Partner at HAX, the most active startup accelerator and seed investor for hardware globally, with over 180 investments. I moved from France to Asia in 2000 and after Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, I joined HAX in 2013 because something special, with global impact, was happening in Shenzhen. Prior to HAX, I founded an innovation consultancy working with Fortune 500 clients and startups looking to learn from Asian markets. My early career spans the fields of aerospace, telecom and gaming. I am also an angel investor in a dozen startups ranging from space to education. I have written for and been quoted by TechCrunch, The Economist, WSJ and WIRED and spoke at over 200 tech events globally including TEDx, Pioneers, Slush and TechCrunch Disrupt. Questions and comments are welcome at

I cover hardware startups and IoT trends from Asia.