Michael Sung

Co-Director, Fudan Fanhai Fintech Research Center

Prof. Michael Sung is a technology venture builder and investor, having founded various companies in diverse high-tech industries ranging from AI, blockchain, semiconductor, and new materials industries. He is founder and Chairman of CarbonBlue Innovations, a cross-border tech-transfer and commercialisation platform that is focused on rapidly commercialising and scaling internationally-sourced tech innovation. He is also a founding partner of FinNX, cross-border investment bank platform and venture partner for Fundamental Labs, one of Asia’s top blockchain funds.

Prof. Sung is founding co-director of the Fintech Research Center at the Fanhai International School of Finance at Fudan University. In addition, Prof. Sung is focused on developing finance innovation policy as faculty at the Chinese Institute of Economics and Finance, a national-level think tank for central government. Prof. Sung has served in numerous advisory roles over the years for the HK, Taiwan, and China governments on international tech transfer, innovation ecosystem building, AI, blockchain, and fintech policy for various top city and minister-level officials. Prof. Sung was also the chairman of the steering committee for MIT Tech Review’s Emtech HK Conference. He has received various awards for technology entrepreneurship, including MIT Enterprise Forum’s Most Visionary Technology Award and Google’s Solve for X Prize. Prof. Sung received his Ph.D. in EECS at the MIT Media Lab/Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory as well as a graduate financial engineering degree from MIT Sloan Business School.