About Us
AGI (Astute Global Infoservice Company Limited, former name: Advantus Global, Inc.) is a knowledge broker of expertise and insight. Started by Harvard and Stanford alumni, AGI's management team stems from the same training as many of its users. It was founded on the idea that expertise and information should be shared through an understanding of limitations. We provide clients with "hard to find" expertise that enhances their research process. We partner with our clients thereby eliminating high fees and passing along substantial savings.

Combining the expert networks of Business Connect China, Circle of Experts, and Tribeca Insights, Astute Global Infoservice aims to be the largest source of global leading experts across all industries-executives, scientists, academics, consultants, and regulatory observers who can deliver fast and precise solutions to client issues through private telephone consultations, customized surveys, and in-person meetings. We pride ourselves on quick, efficient turnaround times for clients and a deep, vast repository of experts all around the world.

We pride ourselves on:

1. Providing the highest quality and most relevant experts according to client needs in minimum time frame
2. Carefully recruiting and managing quality experts and assembling them into a network for intelligence and knowledge
3. Enforcing the strictest compliance standards to protect our clients and experts
4. Offering the most cost effective solutions for global or regional projects

Management Team


Ted Lin¡¡Chairman
Ted graduated with a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Summa Cum Laude) from University of California, Irvine. He then obtained an M.S in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He has worked as an investment professional for Bessemer Venture Partners and prior to that as a management consultant at McKinsey. He has also worked for KLA-Tencor and TSMC.

Chang Zhao¡¡CEO
Chang is a holder of a B.E in Computer Systems Engineering from Stanford University. He once served as the CTO and co-founder of Oval Technologies. Chang has led the development of over a dozen projects, helping several Fortune 500 enterprises, such as Sinochem and Unilever, to implement groundbreaking projects.