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Dai Zhikang, Dai, Zhikang, one of the most successful young entrepreneurs (born in 1981) and angel investors (partner of Sequoia Capital China and Morningside Ventures) in China. He was Founder of Comsenz Inc. & Discuz which are the most widely used social community solutions all over the world (it has been adopted by more than 2M independent web sites); Comsenz Inc. & Discuz were invested by Qihu360; Sequoia Capital; Google Inc. and Morningside Ventures; acquired by China's largest and most used Internet service portal company-Tencent Holdings Limited (00700.HK) in 2010. He has received many entrepreneur awards such as “Fortune's 40 under 40” by Fortune China in 2012 and 2013; “10 Cover Stars in 20 years” by China Entrepreneur Magazine in 2008 and Red Herring Asia 100 in 2007 and 2010. His successful investment portfolios includes: Huoban Inc; Boyaa Interactive; Camel Games.
He Boquan, Co-founder, Noah Holdings Limited. Founder and the Chairman of Guangdong Nowaday Investment Co., Ltd., co-founder of 7 DAYS GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED(ADR)(NYSE:SVN) 7 Days Group Holdings Limited (7 Days Inn) is an offshore holding company structure and conducts its operations in the People’s Republic of China through its wholly owned subsidiary, 7 Days Inn (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. (7 Days Shenzhen), and its subsidiaries and branches. As of December 31, 2010, it had 568 hotels in operation, 247 of which were managed hotels, with 56,410 hotel rooms in 89 cities, and an additional 197 hotels with 19,345 hotel rooms under conversion. As of December 31, 2010, approximately 16.5 million members were registered with its 7 Days Club.
Lu Weibing, chairman, Skystar Bio-Pharmaceutical Company (SKBI:NASDAQ CM) Skystar Bio-Pharmaceutical Company (“Skystar” or the “Company”), formerly known as The Cyber Group Network Corporation, was incorporated in Nevada on September 24, 1998. The Company is a holding company that, through its variable interest entity (“VIE”) Xian Tianxing Bio-Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (“Xian Tianxing”), researches, develops, manufactures and distributes veterinary health care and medical care products in the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”).
Wu Xiao Guang, Senior Executive Vice President, Tencent Inc. and CEO of Tencent E-Commerce Holdings Limited. Xiaoguang Wu has served as a member of board of directors of Tencent E-Commerce Holdings Limited since June 2011. Tencent, Inc. was founded in November, 1998, has grown into China's largest and most used Internet service portal. In its ten-year history, Tencent has been able to maintain steady and fast-paced growth by always putting its users first. On June 16th, 2004, Tencent E-Commerce Holding Company Limited owns and operates online platforms that provide e-Commerce services such as Paipai.com and 51buy.com.
Yao Jinbo，Founder and, 58.com, has served as chairman of board of directors and chief executive officer of the company since its inception. Mr. Yao is a pioneer in China's internet industry. Before founding our company, in 2000, Mr. Yao founded domain.cn, a domain name transaction and value-added service website in China. After domain.cn was acquired by net.cn in September 2000, Mr. Yao served various managerial roles at net.cn including vice president of sales until 2005. Mr. Yao currently serves on the board of directors of Xueda Education Group, a company he co-founded and listed on the NYSE.
Kang Jingwei, co-founder of Cogo and has served as our chief executive officer and chairman of the board since September 1999. Mr.Kang founded Shenzhen Matsunichi Electronics Co., Ltd. and Matsunichi Electronic (Hong Kong) Limited, a predecessor of the Company, in 1995, when Matsunichi commenced operations as a distributor for Matsushita. In 1999, Mr. Kang transferred all operations and assets of Matsunichi into our immediate predecessor. Prior to forming Matsunichi, Mr. Kang worked for Matsushita Electronics from June 1992 to July 1995 where he was responsible for selling components to the telecommunications industry within China. From 1998 to 1999,
Luo zhaoxing, Chairman, Shenzhen Easynet limited company-the biggest online lottery ticket transaction platform in China. In 1990, he founded his first startup business named "biological engine" which is an online based b2b business right after he graduated from college. In 1999, he created Shenzhen Yixun's 500 Lottery's (500.com) which became the leader of online lottery industry today. 500.com first went to public at New York Stock Exchange in 2003 which was the first Chinese lottery website that listed in US. Its turnover for the opening day had achieved great success. The market value was up to 6.5 billion dollars at the closing price in November 22, 2003. In addition, he is well known as" the most mischievous commercial
players" and life time risk taker by medias due to his love for sailing. He once had voyage trip from France to China with other partners in 2007 along with several professional coach and sailing venue completions.
Eric Benhamou has over 38 years of experience in the IT industry, including 10 years of active venture capital experience. He founded Benhamou Global Ventures (BGV) in 2003 where he served as Managing Director and made active investments in early stage information technology Silicon Valley firms focused on global enterprise and telecommunications markets. BGV’s first fund comprises 15 active positions with 7 realized exits and 5 remaining active investments including Contextream, Crestatech, Finjan, Purewave and SwiftTest. Prior to BGV, Eric Benhamou was the first 3Com CEO to formalize a corporate investment strategy and started 3Com Ventures, a $250 million corporate venture fund in 1998. Eric Benhamou has extensive corporate governance experience, having served on more than 25 corporate boards, including 10 publicly traded companies such as 3Com, Palm, Netscape, Legato and Real Networks.
Tom Chiu, Board Director, Sandhill Angelesype. Result driven business development professional with 20+ years of experience at startups, medium and large corporations - 15 years of global business development and software license in mobile space - International business and sales experience. Working abroad in Shanghai for 4 years - Angel investor/advisor/mentor. Official mentor at SparkLabs, Innospring and Santa Clara University Entrepreneurship Program. - Speaker and panelist at Startup forums and MBA classes (Stanford, CMU, Santa Clara University) - PADI Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver Extensive experience in social/mobile commerce, O2O, cloud, mobile, consumer electronics and embedded software. Specialties: Start-up experience. Business development and partnership. Strategy planning and deployment. Mobile software/Intellectual property licensing Product innovation, technology realization. B2B Sales, Wireless, Mobile Multimedia, Strategic Partnerships, VC/Angel funding
Paul Chau, Manager Director, WI Harper Group. With over 20 years of private equity, consulting, and technical experience, Paul oversees venture capital investments and the management of WI Harper's information technology and medical technology sectors in the U.S. Prior to joining WI Harper, Paul served as Vice President at Walden International and handled investments and the management of existing portfolio companies. He also served as Vice President at GIC Special Investment Private Ltd (Government of Singapore Investment Corporation), where he oversaw direct private equity and fund investments in the United States. Before joining GIC, Paul was a Senior Consultant with BARRA, a financial consulting company for pension funds and money management firms. He served as a member of the Board of Directors at DivX (NASDAQ:DIVX), USI Insurance Corporation (NASDAQ:USIH, later acquired by Goldman Sachs), LogicEase (sold to CoreLogic).
Jackie Yang is a co-founder and Managing Director of TransLink Capital. He brought over 10 years of venture investment experience to the team and was one of the most active investors in the semiconductor industry during that period. Jackie is responsible for TransLink's investments in Adwo, Memoright, Montage, SandForce (acquired by LSI), Tango, and Winking Entertainment. Before starting TransLink, Jackie was the Senior Vice President at UMC Capital and was responsible for UMC's investment activities in the United States and China. During his tenure at UMC Capital, he was the founding investor in Maxlinear (NYSE: MXL), Montage Technology Group, and Parade Technologies, and served on the boards of Aicent, Aurora Systems, ForteMedia, Praesagus (acquired by CDNS), Triscend (acquired by XLNX), and WisChip (acquired by Micronas). He was also responsible for other UMC portfolio companies including Intellon (NASDAQ: ITLN, acquired by Atheros), Silicon Wave (acquired by RFMD), and Spreadtrum Communications (NASDAQ: SPRD).
.Vish Mishra has been a venture capitalist with Clearstone Venture Partners since 2002. Clearstone is an early-stage technology fund with over $650M in committed capital with offices in Santa Monica, Palo Alto, California and Mumbai India. Notable Clearstone investments are PayPal (eBay), Overture (Yahoo), Kazeon (EMC), Integrien (VMware), Mimosa (HP), Ankeena (Juniper), Cetas (VMware), Bill Desk (India), Rubicon Project, United Online and Vast. A Silicon Valley veteran, Vish has over 30 years of leadership and management experience in the technology industry covering computers, internet, communications and software. He has served as a founder of Telera (sold to Alcatel) and co-founder of Excelan (sold to Novell), generating over $1B in revenues. Vish has also served as a CEO and director of several startup companies.
Kevin Harrington, chairman and founder of As Seen On TV, Inc., is widely acknowledged as a pioneer and principal architect of the infomercial industry. In 1984, Kevin produced one of the industry's first 30-minute infomercials. Since then, he has been involved with over 500 product launches that resulted in sales of over $4 billion worldwide with 20 products that reached individual sales of over $100 million. Kevin founded Quantum International, Ltd. in the mid 1980s, which merged into National Media Corporation in 1991. Under his leadership as President, National Media reached $500 million in annual sales, distributing in over 100 countries and 20 languages. This company's success has been chronicled in a case study at Harvard/MIT for over a decade. Kevin was also CEO of several other entrepreneurial companies including HSN Direct, a joint venture with Home Shopping Network, in 1994 and Reliant International Media in 1997. Reliant International Media was sold in 2007.
Alfred Mandel has been an entrepreneur since his teens and has over thirty years experience in technology businesses, notably at Apple Computer and Redgate Communications. Mr. Mandel has extensive experience in business development, sales and marketing and early stage investing. He knows how to build exceptional teams that create outstanding companies and can motivate others to succeed. His goal is to build value for his ventures, their investors and employees. As a Silicon Valley veteran, Mr. Mandel enjoys valuable relationships with many business leaders and venture capitalists. Known as a “company builder”, Mr. Mandel was an early participant in the growth of the Internet and has advised and invested in many Internet, and Internet related, ventures including: Ask Inc, Google, MetaLINCS, N8 Systems, Starlight Systems, NextBio, PowerSet, Funny or Die, NaviTel Corp., XOS Digital Technologies, Ooma, Inc., BidFire, Swype, X-Show, AutoNet Mobile, Spinnaker Software, Nexsan, Inc, CloudCrusier, Inc., StarCast, Yee Pay, GoingOn, NextLighting, Inc., VOX (Sunny) Learning,...