“𝐵𝑒𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑎𝑏𝑙𝑒 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑢𝑛𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑎𝑏𝑙𝑒 𝑖𝑠 𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑏𝑖𝑔 𝑙𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑜𝑛 𝐼 ℎ𝑎𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑛”
“[𝐼𝑛 𝐻𝐾, 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑝𝑎𝑛𝑖𝑒𝑠] … 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑔𝑒𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑖𝑟 ‘𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑑𝑢𝑐𝑡 𝑚𝑎𝑟𝑘𝑒𝑡 𝑓𝑖𝑡’ 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑑𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑞𝑢𝑖𝑐𝑘𝑙𝑦 𝑎𝑛𝑑 … 𝑖𝑡’𝑠 𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑦 𝑡𝑜 𝑒𝑥𝑝𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑜 𝑆𝑜𝑢𝑡ℎ 𝐸𝑎𝑠𝑡 𝐴𝑠𝑖𝑎 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝐶ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑎.”
“𝐻𝐾 𝑖𝑠 𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑎𝑙 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑎 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑚𝑜𝑚. 𝐼𝑡 ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝑔𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑡 𝑠𝑐ℎ𝑜𝑜𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑔, 𝑓𝑎𝑛𝑡𝑎𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑐 𝑠𝑢𝑝𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡 𝑠𝑦𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑚 𝑜𝑓 𝑓𝑖𝑛𝑑𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑑𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑐 ℎ𝑒𝑙𝑝 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑎𝑙𝑠𝑜 𝑎 𝑔𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑡 𝑒𝑥𝑝𝑎𝑡 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑚𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑦”.
“𝐻𝐾 ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝑔𝑖𝑣𝑒𝑛 𝑏𝑖𝑟𝑡ℎ 𝑡𝑜 9 𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑐𝑜𝑟𝑛𝑠, ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒 ℎ𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝑣𝑎𝑙𝑢𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑜𝑓 𝐴𝐼 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑝𝑎𝑛𝑖𝑒𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑏𝑜𝑟𝑛 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒”.
“𝐻𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑝𝑎𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑜𝑛. 𝐷𝑜𝑛’𝑡 𝑏𝑒 𝑓𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑓𝑢𝑙. 𝐿𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑛 𝑡𝑜 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑏𝑢𝑡 𝑚𝑎𝑘𝑒 𝑢𝑝 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑜𝑤𝑛 𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑑”.
Karena Belin is Co-founder of two sister companies: 𝐖𝐇𝐮𝐛 and 𝐀𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐥𝐇𝐮𝐛.
Karena is originally from Germany, with bachelor’s degree from Mannheim University and MBA from ESSEC Paris. She worked for 15 years with P&G across Europe, North East Asia and Greater China before moving to HK with her family.
It was in HK where Karena developed her true entrepreneurial passion. 𝐖𝐇𝐮𝐛, HK’s largest startup community, is a community builder, power connector and ecosystem accelerator helping startups get to the resources that they need all along their lifecycle. 𝐀𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐥𝐇𝐮𝐛, HK’s first SFC-licensed startup investment platform, brings startups and investors together; democratizing early-stage investment opportunity to a broader audience and not just the institutional investors.
Karena serves as a speaker, mentor and judge at events and organizations such as APK, Chicago Booth GNVC, Google Eye, Rise Conference and many other organisations, her list is endless.
Besides her profession, Karena is a very active mother of her three kids and serves as President of ‘Parent Faculty Organization’ at Hong Kong International School (HKIS). She is an adventure enthusiast and is often found on the HK trails.