Jeffrey Char is a serial entrepreneur and investor. He is Founder and CEO of SOGO Energy Pte. Ltd. He is also Co-Founder and Chairman of TRENDE Inc., an online renewable energy retailer accelerating the widespread adoption of solar power in Japan. Prior to this he was Director of Corporate Venture Capital and a member of the Innovation Task Force at Tokyo Electric Power Company (TSE: 9501) where he was involved in several blockchain initiatives in the energy sector including Grid+, Conjoule, Electron, Electrify and Energy Web Foundation. Jeff was also a founding member of Free Electrons, a global energy startup accelerator program that connects the world's most promising startups with 10 of the leading global utilities. Jeff is a professor teaching about entrepreneurship at IE Business School in Spain and Doshisha Business School in Japan. He founded, built and sold several successful ventures including Sozon, an online marketing company sold to ValueCommerce (TSE Mothers: 2491), Solis, a domain registrar sold to GMO Internet (TSE: 9449), SSK Technology, an electronics component company sold to Suzuki Manufacturing, and Pario Software, a network security company sold to Lucent Technologies (NYSE: ALU). Prior to becoming an entrepreneur Jeff was a corporate attorney in Silicon Valley and securities research analyst in Tokyo. He studied economics at Sophia University in Tokyo and law at the University of California, Berkeley and Harvard Law School.