The 10X Team

Our team is here to help support your success through connections, introductions, & partnerships.

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Klaus wehage, CEO

Klaus is commonly known as the “Silicon Valley Ambassador” who led all international partnerships for the most prestigious non-profit called Silicon Valley Forum. Klaus has worked with 35+ markets, and over 500+ founders, government officials and corporate business leaders. He now actively advises the Taiwanese and Japanese government on ecosystem building and economic development.

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aaron Mcdaniel, head of Entrepreneurship

Aaron is a serial entrepreneur and member of the faculty at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business where he teaches entrepreneurship. Aaron founded 3 ventures that were acquired, is the author of 2 books advising young professionals on how to build successful careers and is a speaker who has been featured in Inc., Entrepreneur, Forbes, Bloomberg BusinessWeek and NPR.

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Jessica is an experienced marketeer that has worked at the largest education company, leading Asia expansion efforts and managing in total 15+ markets. Jessica has led operational roles for large tech companies while serving as a VP at a leading Silicon Valley-based marketing agency. Her multicultural background and international experience has helped her excel in cross-cultural team management.

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Pilar ceron, managing director of colombia

Pilar is the Founder and Partner in Xtrategy Business and Investment Center in Colombia and has worked in the intersection of innovation and business strategy. Pilar has worked with high-level stakeholders and supported LATAM businesses looking to enter the global markerts, including the US. Her expertise in cross-border business and expansion enable her to….. .

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aya iwasuji, MANAGING DIRECTOR of japan

Aya Iwasuji is Principal at Empowered Being Global, consulting firm to bridge international governmental organizations, corporates, and startups to Silicon Valley. She is a consultant and trainer and builds and executes high impact programs on innovation, business acceleration, entrepreneurship, and technology commercialization. Her passion is to work with people and companies to unleash their innate capabilities to be global innovators.


Gideon Marks, global Startup evangelist

Gideon Marks is a seasoned executive in high tech companies with strong background in finance, business & corporate development. During his career Gideon took 3 companies public on NASDAQ and led 4 others to successful M&A transactions, been involved in building numerous companies, growth initiatives, funding from venture capital funds and the public. Successful private investor in startup companies. Currently a mentor at Google Launchpad, Plug and Play, Mind the Bridge, Japan,Israel, Korea, The Vault  and other organizations. In addition provides coaching and talks worldwide.

JONAS BRUNTSE DAHL, managing director of middle east

Jonas has his roots in the intersection of public diplomacy and commercial partnerships. With a strong commercial background in advisory, tech start-up and energy policy and technologies, he has consulted government and authority officials as well as corporate decision makers in nearly all continents. He currently resides in Dubai and engages with stakeholders across the Middle East.

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ESBEN STOCKMAAR, managing director OF UK

Esben is a Partner in Rising Global Partners and Co-founder of Nordic Impact Lab. Esben is a former Venture Developer at Rocket Internet and VP Growth at Moneyfarm, and has worked as a venture development consultant across Europe, Middle East and Asia. Esben is a visiting lecturer at Cass Business and an Alumni of MITs global entrepreneurship bootcamp.



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Jesper is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor who has built and accelerated several technology startups in Western Europe and the US. As the CEO and co-founder of PeerPilot, an agile recruiting and innovation platform, Jesper brings significant insight into the HR-technology space as well as hands-on experience in high-touch solution sales. His previous experience originates from senior positions in technology and management consulting with PA Consulting Group. Jesper divides his time between offices in San Francisco and Copenhagen.