Founder & CEO, Outblaze
A technology entrepreneur/investor based in Hong Kong, Yat Siu is founder and CEO of Outblaze, a conglomerate specializing in cloud, gaming, and smartphone software.
Yat began his career at Atari Germany in 1990. In 1995 he moved to Hong Kong to establish Hong Kong Cybercity/Freenation, the first Asian free web page and email provider. In 1998 he set up Outblaze, an award-winning pioneer of multilingual white label web services. In 2009, he sold Outblaze’s services business to IBM, allowing Outblaze to focus on digital entertainment.
Yat is a director for TurnOut Ventures, a partnership between Outblaze and Turner Entertainment that brought to prominence the hugely popular emoticon character Tuzki. He is co-founder and director of mobile developer and publisher Animoca, and of its ASX-listed spinoff Animoca Brands. He founded ThinkBlaze, the research arm of Outblaze investigating socially meaningful issues in technology. He has earned numerous accolades including Global Leader of Tomorrow at the World Economic Forum, and Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the DHL/SCMP Awards.
A classically trained musician, Yat is a member of the advisory board of BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) and a director of the Asian Youth Orchestra.