About Topaz Fund

Steven K. BakerSteven Baker is the founder and President of Micronesia Registration Advisors, Inc. , which has a 40-year contract to promote in Japan the corporate registry and captive insurance regime of the Federated States of Micronesia.  He was a senior executive with Citibank for 22 years, including being the Division Executive of North Asia, based in Hong Kong, and of Worldwide Securities Services.  He then founded and was Chairman for nine years of Lanka Bell (Pvt) Limited, the second largest telephone operator with a 25-year nationwide license in Sri Lanka.  Now residing in Honolulu, among his directorships, he is the Vice Chairman of the board of trustees of Hawaii Pacific University.  He was recently recognized by the Hawaii Legislature and the Hawaii Venture Capital Association as the Entrepreneur of the Year in Hawaii.

Robert J. RobinsonRobert J. Robinson is the founder of Hawaii's angel investor network, the Hawai`i Angels and Kolohala Ventures.  He is the co-author of Angel Investing: Matching Startup Funds with Startup Companies, published in 2000, and was a charter member of the Angel Capital Association.  Dr. Robinson is an award-winning author on business negotiation and conflict management, and has over 20 years of experience in coaching companies in valuation and other negotiations. Dr. Robinson earned a B.Commerce in 1983, a BA in 1984, and an MA in 1987 in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Cape Town, South Africa; and a Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1991. Dr. Robinson spent ten years on the faculty of Harvard Business School, and was recruited in 2002 to the University of Hawai`i, where he serves as the Barry and Virginia Weinman Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship and E-Business as well as the executive director of the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship and E-Business (PACE2).