Richard Santoro

Entrepreneur and Business Leader

Richard has over 20 years of commercial and financial media experience that spans, sales, marketing, publishing, operations, tech services, web design, development and gaming. As a young entrepreneur he started his first business straight out of university developing games for the sony playstation.

At the age of 24, he then went on to found his first startup company, a web and print media design business based in London back in the year 2000, which he ran successfully for 5 years before selling privately to an international media agency. Richard has operated in his native city of London and has had extensive Asia and China market experience working in Shanghai from 2005 and then based in Hong Kong since 2008.

Richard is also an entrepreneur and been involved with several startups and web-based platforms. As an investor Richard has put money into a number of diverse business projects including a lingerie and apparel eCommerce store, market research distribution and most recently mobile gaming apps. He was also a cofounder and helped startup Asia First, a web based financial intelligence and product platform for financial institutions.

In previous roles he has worked at Dow Jones, Microsoft, McCann Erickson and Haymarket Publishing Group. 

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