...a Social Enterprise
We aim to be profitable by doing good for the planet. More specifically, our thesis is to build both data literacy and financial literacy for people in developing markets using distributed ledger technology (DLT) to enable multi-stakeholder participation as the basis to solve widespread problems across different types of developing communities and markets.
With our tools and strategies, we seek to close the 2030 SDG funding gap by bringing data that can unlock investment mandates, and also activating grassroots capital through innovative blockchain-based participatory social finance solutions.
Founded in 2015 in Hong Kong, we have since expanded to San Francisco and Shenzhen, and currently with active presence in China, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Laos, Vietnam, and Brazil.
Meet The Team
Each team member at Shanzhai City is driven to bring positive change to people’s lives with compassion, sensitivity, and an open heart. We do so by combining expertise in community building, data science, education, strategic planning, business design, urban and rural development and social impact metrics.
Our vision is led by co-founders Tat Lam and Chris Gee, who have been working together for over the past decade in social development by incorporating the grassroots nature of China’s “shanzhai” culture — creativity and innovation defined by local need and the zeitgeist of collective bottom-up intelligence.
Chief Executive Officier
Chief Operation officier,
Head of IP
Director of Growth
Lead Development Researcher (Social Development)
(Finance and Statistics)
Director of Finance
Director of Operation
Director of Product
(Rural urban development)