ABOUT US

Our Story

In March 2018, when two accountants were first introduced to Bitcoin, they quickly discovered that this technology removed one of the oldest problems in accounting, the source of trust. With this in mind, they recruited Faisal (the CTO) to see how it could be applied to modern day accountancy. It was very evident from day one that this project aimed to use the blockchain for its first and foremost use-case. As a ledger.

With the goal of disrupting the accounting and auditing industry, the idea was simple – how do we make all the low value add, high cost and time consuming work redundant that relies upon trust such as bookkeeping and transaction confirmations? As accountants already rely on a double ledger entry accounting system to do their work, it made natural sense to take the next step and adopt a triple entry accounting system where the third entry is stored on a blockchain – which is essentially a digital ledger. Moreover, given blockchain’s immutable nature the third entry will become the trusted source of truth.

To accelerate the adoption of our self-build Ledgerium Blockchain and be relevant to an industry which is generally considered conservative and technology laggards, LUCA Plus was created. The name LUCA Plus pays homage to the father of the double entry accounting system, Luca Pacioli.

LUCA Plus is a middleware SAAS based application which connects business and finance tools, allowing the communication and transfer of data between different platforms. Combining this with the Ledgerium Blockchain and AI/Machine Learning, the following features were developed beyond just audit confirmations as originally intended Today we boast a team that spans 6 countries, with engineers, accountants and auditors.

Our Leadership Team

Ray Wang
Ray Wang
Co-Founder/CEO

Ray has been a professional accountant for more than 10 years, and has experiences in both commercial and public accounting industries including working in financial compliance and internal control, budgeting, forecasting areas in Top 500 companies for many years and wide range of experience in many business and taxation accounting firms. Ray also has memberships in many business associations and sports clubs.

Daniela Herrera
Daniela Herrera
Marketing and Business Development Manager

Daniela is a dynamic marketing professional who has the ability to implement and utilise digital, data, UX and automation, to deliver B2B strategies in support of marketing, sales and product teams. Come 2020, the LUCA Plus team welcomed Daniela to the team as our Marketing and Business Development Manager who leads, mentors and collaborates with a team of marketers, designers, copywriters and developers.

Mark Glikson
Mark Glikson
CSO

Mark is the ex-GM Microsoft for the Asia Pacific region, and brings with him a wealth of information regarding the local and international business landscape.

Leo Huang
Leo Huang
Co-Founder/Chairman

Managing partner of INP group. As a leading principal in his firm, Leo has extensive knowledge and experience in various industries, including cryptocurrency exchanges and large international corporations.

Dr Jana
Dr Jana
Advisor

Dr Jana is our Technical Advisor, who develops and delivers policy and thought leadership initiatives in the areas of audit, assurance and emerging technologies. One of Dr Jana's key areas of focus is how Blockchain, AI, RPA, Data Analytics and other technologies impacts the accounting profession.

Faisal Mehmood
Faisal Mehmood
CTO

Faisal aka “electo” is also very active in trading communities and provides a lot of technical feedback and education around bitcoin and trading in general. Faisal has worked with many of the top 100 fortune companies creating and implementing prediction based models based on both machine learning (AI) and trend analysis.

Adam Wang
Adam Wang
Co-Founder

Chartered accountant of Australia and New Zealand; Adam started as an accountant, gathering 14 years of experience in the financial industry, super funds, F&B, and software development. Adam previously held a management role in a self-managed super fund (SMSF), and has managed over 800 million AUD in super fund assets at top-tier companies.

Kellson Ma
Kellson Ma
CIO

MCSE, MCDBA, MCP; Co-Founder of ChinaDsl.net – One of the largest Chinese broadband support community. Kellson has over 12 years of experiences in software development for education, multinational Telco & Energy Corps. With extensive experiences in leading project in CRM, ERP, and Telco & Energy back-end systems.

Ashwath
Ashwath
Engineering Head

A software architect, cloud enthusiast and a polyglot with experience in software engineering and abundant passion for building great software. He has worked as a solutions consultant at PWC, led the architecture for NVidia games and led in various positions in Cisco, Intel & Philips.