LEADERSHIP

Buu Nguyen

Buu is the President of UpStar Labs. He is also the CTO of Kobiton, a mobile cloud solution, where he leads product architecture and engineering.

Prior to UpStar and Kobiton, Buu held technical leadership positions at QASymphony, KMS Technology and CSC where he led the development of many large-scale products and ran functions such as training, research and software development process. He also spent 3 years teaching computer science at RMIT University.

In his spare time, Buu tinkers with new technologies and pushes code to GitHub. He is the lead developer of some popular open-source projects such as Octotree, Combres and a contributor to many others such as Babel, AngularJS and Swagger. He had been a Microsoft MVP in ASP.NET from 2010 to 2014.

Buu graduated summa cum laude from RMIT University with a Bachelor Degree in Software Engineering. Buu lives in Irvine, California with his wife and son.

Uy Tran

Uy is the Managing Director of UpStar Labs and responsible for the day to day management of the Vietnam operation. He is also the Product Manager of Katalon Studio and managing the operation for Kobiton, two portfolio companies of UpStar Labs.

Before joining UpStar, Uy was the Product Development Director at KMS Technology where he was in charge of the development and operation of qTest, a leading agile testing platform. He also managed a 20-person creative team focusing on defining and building UI/UX solutions at Webpro. Earlier in his career, Uy was an ERP consultant for FCG Vietnam, one of the pioneering SAP partners in the country.

Uy earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics with a minor in Math from the University of Michigan. Uy currently lives in Ho Chi Minh city with his wife and two children.

ADVISOR

VU
LAM
Strategy / Product
JOSH
LIEBERMAN
Business Development
KEN
WALTERS
Investment
BUU
NGUYEN
Technology
LISA
FRIEDRICH
Marketing