Lavine is passionate about eliminating the financial barrier between education and opportunity for motivated learners to unleash their potential. Xccelerate is a leading ed-tech and future of work start-up headquartered in HK. Xccelerate is founded on the vision that the greatest opportunity for improving lives is education and aspires to reinvent tech education to address the colossal talent challenges in Artificial Intelligence, Software Engineering, Blockchain and Design across Asia. Xccelerate drives outcomes for individuals, enterprises and governments by leveraging expert instructors, proprietary curriculum and learning software. Prior to Xccelerate, Lavine co-founded FLYR and worked with deep learning start-up Thread Genius (acquired by Sotheby’s). Lavine began his career in investment banking in NYC at Lazard’s Mergers & Acquisitions division (M&A) and held investment facing roles at the following funds: Atlas Capital, Marwar Capital and Union Park Capital.