2023年3月17日，江西安福人刘团芳旗下的Ispire Technology Inc.（以下简称“Ispire”）向美国证监会(SEC)提交更新后的招股书，拟在美国纳斯达克上市，股票代码为“ISPR”。 其于2022年10月11日在SEC秘密递表，于2023年1月31日公开披露招股书。
Ispire，主要从事品牌电子烟和大麻雾化产品的研发、设计、商业化、销售、营销和分销。 公司在全球范围内(不包括中国、俄罗斯)销售公司的烟草产品， 公司的烟草产品以 Aspire 品牌销售，主要通过公司的分销网络销售。
刘团芳 Tuanfang Liu，通过Pride Worldwide Investment持股66.5%，
朱江艳 JiangyanZhu，通过Honor Epic International持股5.0%，
刘宇理 Yuli Liu，通过Fortune Genesis Enterprises持股5.0%，
Michael Wang，通过Peak Group LLC持股2.0%。
Tuanfang Liu has been serving as our chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer since our organization. Mr. Liu has also served as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Aspire Global, a position he has held since its organization. Mr. Liu also serves as chairman of Shenzhen Yi Jia since he founded the company in June 2010. He is responsible for our daily operations and research and development of the e-cigarette and cannabis vaporizer technology products. Mr. Liu has served as the vice-chairman of the European Union E-cigarette Association since 2019, vice-chairman and founding member of the Canada E-cigarettes Association since 2019, vice chairman of the China Electronics Chamber of Commerce since 2017, and executive vice-chairman and founder of the Shenzhen E-Vapor Industry Association since October 2017. He received “Shenzhen High-level Professionals” award in 2019. Mr. Liu holds doctorate degrees in business management from Victoria University School of Management in Switzerland and EuroPort Business School in the Netherlands, respectively. He has more than 14 years of experience in research and development of the e-cigarette products and quality control management. Mr. Liu is the spouse of Jiangyan Zhu.
Michael Wang has been serving as our chief financial officer since our organization, and he has served as president of Aspire North America since its organization in 2020. Mr. Wang served chief financial officer of Aspire Global from August 2020 until his resignation in September 2022. Mr. Wang is an experienced chief executive officer, chief operating officer and president of various companies with leadership skills in profit and loss management, finance, human resources, products, technology, sales and operations. Mr. Wang has approximately 12 years of internet technology and e-commerce experience. From September 2018 through August 2020, he was the president, chief operating officer and co-chief executive officer of The Pharm/Sunday Goods (located in California and Arizona), a vertically integrated leader in the cannabis cultivation, processing, manufacturing, distribution, wholesale, and retail industry. Mr. Wang managed and transformed the cultivation, manufacturing and wholesale divisions. Mr. Wang was with Onestop Commerce, a leading e-commerce technology and service company, as president and chief operating officer from February 2013 to July 2015 and as chief executive officer from July 2015 to June 2018. Onestop Commerce managed omni-channel-commerce for major lifestyle brands and retailers. From May 2005 through June 2010, he was the chief operating and fulfillment officer and an investor in Zazzle, a leader in online customization and personalization service. He started his career in 1992 at Honeywell and also worked at Technicolor, ESS Technology and Vitec Group. Mr. Wang received bachelor of science and master of science degrees in aerospace engineering in 1983 and 1985 respectively, from the Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics also known as Beihang University. In 1987, he received a master of science degree in systems engineering from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. In 1992, Mr. Wang received an MBA in Finance and General Management from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.
Tirdad Rouhani has been the chief operating officer since July 2022. In the prior four years, Mr. Rouhani has been deeply entrenched in the cannabis industry. He held the role of chief operating officer at Touchstone (one of the largest cannabis extraction lab and co-packing businesses in California) before taking on the role of chief executive officer for Napalm Brands in March 2020. Mr. Rouhani co-founded two tech companies before converging on the cannabis industry. Between 2008 and 2015, he was a business process consultant at Live Nation. Mr. Rouhani received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Arizona where he studied business. He started his career in audit and consulting with Deloitte, expanding into tech and finance, evolving into operating roles.
Jeffrey Doiron has been the chief revenue officer of Aspire North America since March 2021 and chief revenue officer of the Company since July 2022. Mr. Doiron brings to us 22 years of marketing, sales and branding experience. Most recently he was the president of Quanta Inc., an applied science company serving brands in cannabis, anti-aging, health and wellness, stress management, pain management, fitness and brain performance enhancement between December 2017 and September 2020. Between 1999 and 2017, he was the co-founder and chief executive officer of Fuel Industries, a global creative agency focused on digital transformation. In 1992, Mr. Doiron received an oil burner technician certification in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning from Algonquin College.
Lauren Stower has been our chief impact officer since July 2022. Ms. Stower brings to us a decade of cannabis experience. Before her current role, she was the vice president of business development at Aspire North America between September 2020 and July 2022. Between 2016 and 2020, Ms. Stower held several key business development roles at Jetty Extracts and Blue River Terpenes. With a master’s degree from the University of San Francisco & BA in Social Justice from University of California at Santa Cruz, Ms. Stower blends her knowledge of the consumer retail market with a passion for social and plant-medicine justice. Her impact on drug policy has been instrumental to local decriminalization measures and first-of-its kind social equity initiatives. Named “Cannabis Culture Advocate of the Year” in 2021 by the Cannabis Chamber of Commerce, Ms. Stower is an internationally-recognized industry expert, featured on panels, podcasts and events summits and expos. She is also a renowned thought-leader and judge for the esteemed Emerald Cup Competition.
Jiangyan Zhu has been serving as our director since inception. Ms. Zhu is one of the founders of Aspire Global and is a director of Aspire Global, and, since 2013, she has served as vice president of finance of Shenzhen Yi Jia, where she is responsible for financial management, assisting in human resources management and establishing and improving the automated office system. Ms. Zhu holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Jiangxi University of Technology. She also holds a Business Management certificate from the College of Continuing Education Graduate School of Shenzhen Tsinghua University. Ms. Zhu is the spouse of Mr. Tuanfang Liu.
Ispire是次IPO的的中介团队主要有：老虎证券、天风国际证券为其联合承销商；MSPC Certified Public Accountants and Advisors为其审计师；Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP为其公司美国律师；天元、盛德分别为其承销商中国律师、承销商美国律师。