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Sky Zhou, CPA, CA

Entrepreneur • Advisor Toronto, Canada Area, CA

Hololens App Developer; Director of Finance, Redline Communications; Previously, Senior Associate at PwC; University of Waterloo grad.

Hololens App Developer; Director of Finance, Redline Communications; Previously, Senior Associate at PwC; University of Waterloo grad.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Operations
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Immediately

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Operations

Involved In

Advisor

PwC
redline communications

Positions

Director of Finance Redline Communications 2016 - present
Finance Manager Redline Communications 2013 - 2016
Senior Associate PwC 2007 - 2013

Education

University of Waterloo
CFA Institute

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Mobile Engineering
Markets of Interest
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Education
  • • Mobile
  • • Wearable Tech

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

JavaScript • Management • Financial reporting • Unity • HoloLens • Assurance • WebGL • IFRS • US GAAP

Key Accomplishments

1. Completed Holograms 101 on Hololens Emulator and shared my experience via blog.
2. Self-taught WebGL-based Three.js in HTML5 and incorporated it into blog.
3. Expedited financial reporting, improved internal controls, and achieved significant cost savings at Redline Communications
4. Learned about many types of businesses / organizations during my time as a PwC auditor, which helped me develop good business acumen.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I got the science background to understand new technologies, envision its future, and implement codes to develop early stage demos. I also have an instinct for great designs and user-experience. I have strong operational / financial management background to run a business using best practices.

I am looking for co-founders in two types:
a. natural salesperson, who brings the hype to a room, establishes a strong presence, makes customers laugh, and closes deals with firm hand shakes
b. technical guru, who is even more knowledgeable than I am and who can take the early stage demo / visions and professionally develop it into a customer-ready product

As an Advisor

I take my commitments very seriously. Once I decide to help you, I will always look out for your best interest and go out of my way to see it through.

I will help you research and analyze a situation from many perspectives, before reaching a rational decision.

I am very patient as an advisor, and it's okay if you make mistakes. I am here to help and share with you what did and did not work for me in my personal experience.

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Raymond Chan, MBA, CPA, CA
They're my school  •  Corporate Recruiter, Lannick Group of Companies. Previously Senior Associate, Recruitment Services, Lannick Group of Companies.
Sky is an extremely detail oriented, passionate individual who is very focused on completing tasks from beginning to end. He is a great adv ... isor and would be a valued addition to any team.
Eddie Ho, CPA, CA
They're my school  •  Controller, Parkland Fuel Corporation. Previously Manager - Financial Accounting Advisory Services, EY. Queen's grad.
Sky is a great person with great personality. Person with lots of ideas.
Hassan Adil, CPA, CA, CFA, MAcc, BMath
They're my school  •  Associate Corporate Finance, Tricon Capital Group Inc.. Previously Assocate, Equity Research, Canaccord Genuity Inc..
He brings a great sense of thinking outside the box, and combined with his great analytical skillset, he would be a great addition to any st ... art up team to bounce off ideas and lead the charge.
Raymond Yu, CFP, CIM, PFP, FCSI
They're my friends  •  Wealth Advisor, RBC Dominion Securities. Previously Client Relationship Consultant, BMO Financial Group.
Passionate about technology, able to dream big, and willing to do the work.
Bosco Yu
They're my school  •  PHD Candidate, University of Cambridge. Previously Undergraduate Supervisor, University of Cambridge. University of Toronto grad.
Sky and I knew each other since high school. I was fortunate enough to work with him in robotics school projects before. He is one of the mo ... st intelligent and driven person I ever known. Based on our recent convocations, I see that he has a great awareness of the current and future market and remain as an extremely motivated person. Whoever is working with him on his new projectile, it means ‘game on’.

Raymond Chan, MBA, CPA, CA
They're my friends  •  Corporate Recruiter, Lannick Group of Companies. Previously Senior Associate, Recruitment Services, Lannick Group of Companies.
Ray takes risks. He is great with people. He has a passion to be an entrepreneur.

Bosco Yu
They're my school  •  PHD Candidate, University of Cambridge. Previously Undergraduate Supervisor, University of Cambridge. University of Toronto grad.
Bosco has an insatiable curiosity that drives him to study and research the frontier of science and technology. He is also very practical ab ... out finding solutions, as I witnessed from our time together in the robotics club. Bosco will be a valuable asset to any tech startup team.

Hassan Adil, CPA, CA, CFA, MAcc, BMath
They're my school  •  Associate Corporate Finance, Tricon Capital Group Inc.. Previously Assocate, Equity Research, Canaccord Genuity Inc..
Hassan is very passionate and outspoken. His knowledge has great breadth and depth. You can count on his integrity. He would be a great asse ... t to any startup team looking for strong finance leadership.