Category Archives: Team

Alvin Hung, Founder and CEO

Alvin is happiest when he sees people use his products with ease and enthusiasm.  A well-rounded serial entrepreneur, you’ll find him going through product designs, digging into usage statistics, architecting scalable systems, experimenting with business models, and driving online marketing for GoAnimate.  Alvin is about building companies that transform difficult processes into user-friendly solutions.

Prior to GoAnimate, Alvin was the co-founder and CTO of Ascent Technology, a dead-simple CRM system for financial professionals.  Before that, he was the co-founder and CTO of Net Strategy, an international domain name technology company.

Alvin holds a B.A. from Columbia University where he double majored in Computer Science and Economics.

You can follow Alvin on Twitter at @alvinhung

Gary Lipkowitz, Chief Operating Officer and Company Spokesperson

Gary joined GoAnimate in 2011, with over 15 years of media and entertainment experience earned in the US and Asia.

Previously, he was the COO of Wego.com in Singapore, a price comparison travel search engine referred to as “the Kayak of Asia.”  He also served as an advisor to Idol Films, a Hong Kong-based film development company during this time.  Prior to Wego, he was Asst. Vice President with Mediacorp Raintree Pictures, Singapore’s feature film studio, concentrating on film financing and international sales.  Prior to Raintree, he served as a strategy consultant with Yahoo! Southeast Asia, advising senior management on a variety of strategic, operational and financial issues.

Before moving to Asia, Gary was an award-winning corporate television writer/producer in Chicago and Austin. He also wrote, produced and directed the English-language adaptations of over 20 anime franchises for ADV Films, including both “fan titles” such as City Hunter, Legend of Crystania and Queen Emeraldas, and “crossover titles” such as Tekken and Sonic the Hedgehog.

He holds a BA in Economics & Psychology (Magna Cum Laude) from New York University, an MFA in Film/TV from Northwestern University, and an MBA (With Distinction) from INSEAD. He is an avid volleyball player and has a growing interest in Balinese art.

Nicolas Lassus, Product Manager

Nicolas Lassus joined GoAnimate in 2008 as product manager, with more than 6 years experience in the field of User Experience and Web Design Strategy.

Prior to GoAnimate, Nicolas ran his own Usability Consultancy called Customer Input based in Hong Kong helping a wide range of companies from HSBC, SHURE and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council to Hong Kong start-ups to make their websites and products easier-to-use. He also worked at Total SA based in Hong Kong handling all matters related to change management on large scale pan-Asia ERP systems implementations.

He holds two Masters, one in Chemical Engineering (France) and one in Industrial Engineering with a specialization on Human-Computer Interfaces (Hong Kong).