Our Mission

Interactions are what makes people, projects and the world run more efficiently.  Yet as technology has evolved, we’ve tended to do less interactions for convenience.  Technology has made it easier for all of us to do our daily tasks but not necessarily interact with one another better.  We’re here to change that.  We want interactions, that intimacy of face-to-face conversations, to apply to all forms of digital collaboration.  We believe that communicating more easily doesn’t have to result in a loss of meaning, transparency or continuity.  We believe that through technology, we can unlock to potential to connect more deeply than ever.


Tieren Zhou

Founder & CEO

Dr. Zhou is an expert in the growing field of Knowledge-centric Application Lifecycle Management for distributed development teams and uniting service and support with development. His vision is to bring order to the underlying chaos of software design planning and implementation. He is the founder of SpecDD, an requirement driven agile development methodology.  Dr. Zhou’s doctoral work focused on laboratory automation, conceptual modeling, robotics, and artificial intelligence. Dr. Zhou graduated with a Master’s degree in Computer Science and his Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from Kansas State University.

James Zhou

SVP of Engineering

James Zhou is the Chief Technology Officer at TechExcel. He manages the development activities for TechExcel. Prior to joining TechExcel, he served as a Software Engineer for the Service Information Systems Division of Caterpillar, Inc. in Peoria, Illinois, and as a Senior Software Engineer at Synon in Larkspur, California.   Mr. Zhou received a M.A. degree in Computing and Information Science from Kansas State University.

Prince Huang

Director of Product Management/IT

Prince Huang is in charge of IT and product management.  Prince has over 15 years of experience in the technology industry and has held positions in product management, marketing, business development, and general management within the organization.  He is responsible for all IT operations and ensures that the Kloud platform continues to deliver organizational resilience on an unprecedented scale.