Team Veam

Veam is a free service that helps film makers and musicians deliver their products directly to their intended audience through the creation of effective mobile apps optimized for video and music. Our team consists of seasoned entrepreneurs, industry professionals, and technological masters who all love watching videos and listening to music.

On top of working tirelessly on the product, we also collaborate with the creative community to make sure that our platform helps them build exposure and develop real profits. We like to see our products deliver real and lasting value to film makers and musicians. We love what we do, and the community we support. So if you're a creator, we'd love to hear from you!

Hiroshi UchikogaHiroshi Uchikoga
Founder and President

Hiro is a serial entrepreneur who started his first venture in Japan twelve years ago. Hiro was the Founder and CEO of, Visionare, an early pioneer in a media convergence solutions which offered an integrated experience between the Internet and stored media such as DVD. The company was started in April 2000, and Visionare’s revolutionary technology and business model generated numerous patents and built 8 separate business lines leveraging intelligent viewer playback options, secure access, mobile payment and real time updates. Most recently, a new DVD distribution solution designed specifically for convenient store chains to distribute movies from Hollywood studios is being rolled out. Visionare’s success was not built over night, but with hard work and dedication, Hiro raised $2 million+ and built a team of over 50 employees. The company reached breakeven during third year and was profitable by the fourth year whereby the revenue grew to $20 million. Having been a media technologist in the video distribution industry, Hiro was at the forefront of the rise of the broadband mobile age. The availability of larger screened mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets together with 3G and 4G broadband networks, he recognized the next revolution in video centric media. Combining his expertise in digital media convergence, content distribution business models and the connected broadband technologies, he founded Veam to build and create new channels for connecting a new generation of content creators and consumers. As technology evolves, so will the consumption patterns and thereby creating new business models for distribution. Earlier in his career, Hiro was a senior investment manager of Softbank Corporation. He made investments into a new generation of internet start-ups in Silicon Valley and formed joint ventures in Japan for international expansion. Hiro was also the General Manager of Geocities (now Yahoo!) Japan where he initiated the joint venture and grew the site into the second largest Internet traffic site in Japan. Hiro started his career as a Senior Engineer and then Product Planning Manager at Toshiba for Toshiba’s notebook computer division. His group was the inventor of the world’s first notebook, the Dynabook, and subsequently took on responsibilities to introduce new media such as DVD and Internet technologies to the Toshiba platform. Hiro has a Masters of Engineering graduate from Keio University’s School of Engineering and hold an MBA degree from Harvard University. Hiro is an advisor and board member to Japanese companies and an active member of Silicon Valley communities such as Monte Jade West, SVC Wireless, and Japan America Student Conference.



Koji OhnoKoji Ohno
Chief Technology Officer

Koji is a seasoned technologist with startups and large enterprise technology development at industry leaders such as Hitachi. Over the past 2 decades, Koji’s technical expertise spans mobile, media, storage and security. Koji is an innovator, architect and implementer. At his first startup, Visionare, Koji played the critical role of CTO and was the architect for developing a client and server software platform which was an early pioneer in integrating stored media such as DVD with the internet. Visionare’s revolutionary video distribution solution offered the best viewer experience of stored media playback while leveraging the Internet and mobile infrastructure for security, payment and real time updates. The solution was recognized as a valuable hybrid solution that bridged native device capabilities with the power of Internet’s web infrastructure. Beyond innovation, Koji built commercially scalable and successful systems. The mobile ecommerce/payment system serviced 2,000,000+ transactions of micropayment across multiple platforms. Koji architected Visionare’s DRM technology which revolutionized DVD distribution and has generated 30+ global patents.



Teddy ZeeTeddy Zee
The Evangelizer

TEDDY ZEE is a Los Angeles based entertainment executive and producer with over 25 years of experience. As one of the most visible champions of Asians in Hollywood, Zee supervised films that have earned over $2.5 billion in ticket sales as a studio executive at Columbia Pictures and Paramount Pictures, as President of Sony-based Overbrook Films and Fox-based Davis Entertainment, and as an independent producer. Zee was the Executive Producer of Pursuit of Happyness, a Columbia Pictures film featuring Will Smith that earned $300 million in worldwide sales. Zee produced West 32nd for Korea’s CJ Entertainment. The movie was selected for World Narrative Competition at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. In 2005, Zee produced Hitch, a Columbia Pictures release that earned over $365 million in worldwide box office sales. He also produced Saving Face starring Joan Chen, an official selection for the Sundance Zee is Head of Creative, Mobile Technologies of Rambus following his role as Chief Creative Officer of Silicon Valley interactive media company Mozaik. Zee also advises companies interested in bridging Hollywood with China and Asia. He managed a successful marketing, promotions and licensing collaboration between Chinese fashion retailer Semir and Marvel Studios on Iron Man 2. He was executive producer/consultant on Quantum Quest, a 3-D, CGI animated film for Taiwan’s Digimax in cooperation with NASA and Toronto Film Festivals. As President of Davis Entertainment, Zee was the Executive Producer of Life or Something Like It, a New Regency release starring Angelina Jolie. Zee was executive producer of the Asian Excellence Awards broadcast on E! and AZN-TV. As Executive Vice President of Production at Columbia Pictures, Zee oversaw such films as Anaconda, Fools Rush In, Devil’s Own, Cable Guy, First Knight, My Girl, Mo Money, Hero, Sleepwalkers, and Charlie’s Angels, which grossed $264 million worldwide. Zee worked with international super stars such as Chow Yun Fat as well Hong Kong filmmakers John Woo, Stephen Chow and Ringo Lam. As Senior VP of Productions at Paramount Pictures, he shepherded such films as Star Trek VI, Cousins, Presidio and Indecent Proposal, which sold over $266 million in tickets. Zee earned an M.B.A. from Harvard University and a B.S. from Cornell University. He is a long time member of executive branch of AMPAS - the home of the Oscars, a former member of the Executive Board of the Asian American Policy Review at Harvard's JFK School of Government, a board member of Coalition for Asian Pacifics in Entertainment, an advisor of Asian Professional Exchange, a member of the Producers Guild of America and a member of Committee of 100, a non-partisan group comprised of the nation’s most prominent Chinese Americans. Zee is supporter and contributor to Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF) and other charities that serve the API community.



Peter ChuPeter Chu
Advisor

Peter Chu is a veteran executive of the technology and venture capital industries. He is currently the Vice President of Product and Strategies at Broadvision, a leading social enterprise networking solution provider. Prior to BroadVision, Peter has been a Managing Partner at AsiaTech Ventures and Senior Advisor at Inspirior, LLC for over a decade. In these roles, Peter manages investments, strategic, operational and M&A advisory projects with an emphasis on cross-border opportunities between US, Japan and Greater China. His projects included EachNet (acquired by eBay), PCNAlert (acquired by IHS), Vialto (acquired by Cisco), OnVantage (acquired by Active Network), Ceiva Logic, Auguri, ActionRun, SeedLifeTech and Agito.  In the past, Peter served as the COO of ApaceWave Technologies, a US and Greater China based fabless IC developer of 4G SoCs; Executive Chairman of PCNAlert (a SaaS solution acquired by IHS); Co-founder of Envive (performance management solution acquired by Keynote Systems); and as Co-founder and President of Channel A, a pioneer in Asia-focused Internet content and e-commerce. Peter began his career as a technology and marketing executive at Oracle and Verity. Peter has over two decades of entrepreneurial and management experience in private and growth companies - he is an entrepreneur, venture capitalist and strategic advisor. He holds a BSEE from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard University. He currently serves as the Chairman of Monte Jade West, a US-Greater China technology association.



Daisuke SugitaDaisuke Sugita
App Architect and UI Design

Daisuke is one of the leading and innovative expert on user experience and architectural design since the beginning of the internet age. Majored in architecture design and art history, he began his web design career while he was in graduate school. Early in his career he joined an independent ad agency, and was responsible for art direction, design of online ads and web development for various brands in Japan. Daisuke then joined McCan Erricsson Tokyo, a global ad agency, as producer in planning and designing online promotion projects. As a regional manager of digital production, he was also involved in developing joint partnership with some of the world’s top web design firms. He has won scholarships from Nokia and prestigious awards such as Asia Interactive Awards Gold (Design), Silver (Corporate Web), Eagle Awards Silver (Integrated Campaign) and NY Festival Shortlist (Integrated, Innovative Media)



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