Company: Outblaze Limited
Title: Founder und CEO
Location: Hong Kong, Switzerland
Fields of operation: Digital, Technology
Yat Siu is the founder and CEO of Outblaze, a digital services and solutions company specializing in gaming and cloud technology. A serial entrepreneur, Yat is a founder of various companies including smartphone publisher Animoca, which in its first year published 200 game apps and accrued over 45 million players. Yat began his technology career in his teens working for Atari Germany. In 1996 he moved to Hong Kong to establish Asia’s first free web page and email provider. In 1998 he started Outblaze, a multiple award-winning company that pioneered cloud-like multilingual white label web applications. In 2009, IBM purchased Outblaze’s messaging division and used it to open its first cloud computing lab in Asia. After the sale of assets to IBM, Yat reorganized Outblaze to focus on digital entertainment products. Yat has received the URENCO Innovation Award, the Outstanding Entrepreneur Award at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards, the Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the DHL/SCMP 2009 Business Awards, and many others. In 2002, the World Economic Forum named him a Global Leader of Tomorrow, and in 2006 he was declared a Young Global Leader.