October 31 - November 1, 2011 | China National Convention Center (CNCC), Beijing, China
Speakers for Disrupt Beijing 2011 will be announced on a rolling basis over the coming months.
We are excited to announce the following speakers for this year’s Disrupt Beijing 2011 conference:
Serial Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Advisor, Based in China and Silicon Valley
Robin Chan is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and advisor based in China and Silicon Valley, with extensive experience in social media, mobile, and gaming. He is currently a co-founder and CEO of a stealth mode startup. Previously, he was the General Manager of Asia Business Operations for Zynga, through the acquisition of XPD Media, where he was Founder and CEO. He is also an active angel investor, with early investments in Twitter, Square, and Foursquare. He is also an advisor to Flipboard. In 2010, Forbes named Robin as one of the “Nine Young Chinese Entrepreneurs to Watch.” Robin obtained a bachelor degree in economics from Columbia University, where he rowed for the Heavyweight Crew team.
Co-founder and General Partner, DCM
David Chao, Co-Founder and General Partner of DCM. He has been active in the information technology industry since the 1980s, participating in the fastest growing sectors of computers, communication and the Internet. David serves on the Boards of 51job 前程无忧 (Nasdaq: JOBS), 99Bill 快钱, BitTorrent, Lumi, Renren.com 人人网 (NYSE: RENN), Kanbox 酷盘 and Translattice. He is also responsible for the investments in Clearwire, eDreams, Fortinet, kabu.com, Sandforce and Sling Media.
Co-founder and CEO, AVOS Systems
Steve Chen is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of AVOS Systems. Mr. Chen and fellow co-founder Chad Hurley purchased Delicious.com from Yahoo! in April 2011, rebuilt the site from the ground up, and re-launched it in September 2011 as a way to discover and collect the web. In 2005, Mr. Chen and Mr. Hurley co-founded YouTube, the world’s largest video site, which was sold to Google in 2006 for $1.76 billion. Mr. Chen served as Chief Technology Officer of YouTube until 2009, and remained an advisor for Google Ventures until 2010. Prior to YouTube, Mr. Chen was one of the first product engineers at PayPal. He studied Computer Science at the University of Illinois.
Chairman, BDA China
Duncan Clark is Chairman of BDA China (www.bda.com), a consultancy he founded in Beijing in 1994 after four years as an investment banker with Morgan Stanley in London and Hong Kong. Over the past 18 years, Duncan has guided BDA to become the leading investment advisory firm in China specialized in China’s technology, Internet and ecommerce sectors.
A partner at mobile game app developer Happy Latte (www.happylatte.com), he has also served on the Advisory Board of Netease.com (Nasdaq: NTES) and serves on the Advisory Board of the Digital Communication Fund of Geneva-based bank Pictet & Cie. Duncan was raised in England, the United States and France. Duncan is the elected Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in China. He is also partner in a Beijing-based film production company (www.cib-productions.com), and Executive Producer of two China-themed television documentaries.
He is a graduate of the London School of Economics & Political Science and Senior Advisor to the ‘China 2.0’ initiative at the Stanford Graduate School of Business at the Stanford Program on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SPRIE, http://sprie.gsb.stanford.edu), where he was invited as a Visiting Scholar from 2010-2011.
CEO and Co-founder, Qunar.com
Fritz Demopoulos has been involved in the Chinese internet and media industries for nearly a decade. Fritz sold China’s first banner advertisement to IBM in 1997. He is currently the CEO and Cofounder of Qunar.com, China’s largest travel internet company. Qunar is one of China’s leading online travel media with over 45 million monthly unique visits and venture-backed by Granite Global, Tenaya Capital, Mayfield and GSR.
CEO & Founder, Unlimited Brands Co.
Newsweek Japan 47 Figures who change China,Aug. 6, 2008
AERA Magazine special edition <100 Figures who promote the Development of China,Dec. 26, 2007
CEO & Founder of Beyond Tailor, China’s first men’s shirt e-commerce firm
GRANITE GLOBAL VENTURES
GOLDMAN SACHS (JAPAN) Ltd.
Ten years' oversea experience in Japan
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, MBA
SAITAMA UNIVERSITY，Business Administration
A local veteran of Chinese group buying, Aaron Du has a strong academic record including 3 degrees from MIT and a certificate from Cambridge University. Aaron attended HBS before dropping out to start 24Quan.com. His past work experiences included KKR Asia and JP Morgan. The largest local commerce business in China in terms of net revenue (gross profit) and 2nd largest in city coverage, 24Quan differentiates itself with its strong focus on local vendor technology innovation and a meritocratic culture.
General Manager, Incubation Programs at Innovation Works
Chris is the General Manager of Incubation Programs at Innovation Works (IW), as well as a Principal at Innovation Works Development Fund (IWDF), responsible for several portfolio companies amongst which Umeng, Wandoujia, Doodle, Zhihu and others. Chris has 13 years of “hands on” entrepreneurial and angel investments experience, primarily in IT, as well as in the education and entertainment industries. He is an active angel investor with a portfolio of angel investments in mainland China as well as in Singapore, a Director of the Business Angel Network South-East Asia (BANSEA) as well as a Founding Member of the China Business Angels Network (CBAN). Chris holds a Masters in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College in London and a Masters in Business Administration from INSEAD.
Investment Director, Innovation Works
Peter Fang joins Innovation Works as Investment Director with more than a decade’s experience as senior executives in the Internet, e-commerce, electronic payment and financial services industries in China. Peter was General Manager of 99Bill.com’s Beijing operations from 2005 to 2011. 99Bill is China’s leading independent electronic payment and clearance service provider. Peter helped setting up 99Bill’s Beijing branch and oversaw it growing to a 150-staff strong operation, with the biggest revenue and merchant base among 99Bill’s regional operations. From 1999 to 2000, Peter was Editor-in-Chief of NetEase.com (Nasdaq: NTES) and helped building the foundation of NetEase’s Web content offerings. From 2000 to 2003 Peter was Business Development Director at NetEase. As head of BD he was involved in a number of new business initiatives that later successfully became separate business units (wireless value-added services, online games, premium e-mail services, etc.)
Founding Managing Director, Northern Light Venture Capital
Deng Feng is founding managing director of Northern Light Venture Capital (NLVC), a leading China-focused early stage venture capital firm. Prior to NLVC, he served as vice president of corporate strategy at Juniper Networks. He was previously co-founder of NetScreen Technologies, which went public on NASDAQ and was later acquired by Juniper in 2004 for US$4.2 billion. Feng is recipient of Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and CRN Innovator of the Year awards and has extensive technical and managerial experiences in computer, communication and data networking industries. He holds BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from Tsinghua University, a MS degree in computer engineering from the University of Southern California, and a MBA degree from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
CEO and President, Mbaobao
Haifeng Ye is the CEO of Mbaobao Leather Goods Co.,Ltd,who is well known in handbags dealing and as a successful businessman.He began Mbaobao in 1997 when he was 21.
Founder and Managing Partner, Innovation Works
Hua is a graduate of Stanford University with a Masters in Business Administration. Previously, Hua served as Google China’s Head of Business Development from 2006 until late 2009, where he built Google China’s premium ad network in the domestic market from scratch into an $80 million annual run-rate business. While at Google China, Hua also managed Google China’s portfolio of investments, including well-established Chinese internet companies such as Dianping, Ganji, Tianya, Xunlei, Maxthon, and others.Prior to Google China, Hua co-founded and managed Shanghai Yinda Technology, an engineering consulting company offering mobile telecom network planning and optimization services. During his tenure the company grew from 1 to 100 employees and to $15 million in sales by 2008.
CEO of +8*, Angel Investor in Asia-based Global Startup, Mobile Monday Beijing Co-Founder
Benjamin Joffe (@benjaminjoffe – firstname.lastname@example.org) is a renowned expert on Asia’s digital scene, a frequent keynote in tech events (SXSW, LeWeb, etc.) and widely quoted in the media on Asian innovation (FT, Forbes, BusinessWeek).
Over the past 11 years, he has been part of Japan’s mobile revolution, Korea’s Internet boom and the rise of China as a digital superpower. As CEO of the strategy consultancy +8* he brings the best practices from Asia’s digital scene to MNCs and startups worldwide. Benjamin is also an angel investor in Asia-based global startups Cmune (makers of the top 3d game on Facebook) and MyGengo (global human translation platform).
Managing Director, GSR Ventures
Richard Lim focuses on investments in the Internet, mobile, and green technology sectors. Of particular interest to him currently are online advertising technology, interactive entertainment (particularly mobile), and solar opportunities.
In the Internet sector, Richard serves on the boards of AdChina, Admaster, Aspect Gaming, Baihe, Baixing, HUBS1, Lashou, LightInTheBox, and Qunar. In the green technology sector, he is on the boards of Seeo and Sierra Solar Power.
Founder and CEO, Tianji.com
Derek is the founder and CEO of Tianji.com, the number one business social networking site in China with over 8 million members. Derek is an experienced entrepreneur with strong corporate and startup backgrounds. He has been a Vice President at Sina.com, and has held senior positions at Motorola and Apple. Tianji.com is his second startup, after Qzone.com, which was co-founded with Mark Wong-VanHaren, one of the founders of Excite. Qzone became the largest youth entertainment community in China within 6 months of launch.
Derek obtained a Masters Degree from Stanford University and was a Ph.D.candidate at Stanford.
Ben Huh has always been a start up guy. His latest company, the Cheezburger Network, has been credited with bringing Internet memes to the mainstream and popularizing Internet culture. Ben founded the Cheezburger Network in 2007 and grew it into one of the largest humor networks in the world in less than two years — while making a profit during one of the deepest recessions.
Ben credits the success of his company to the users and fans who create the content and those who started the sites he acquired, such as icanhascheezburger.com and failblog.org. His goal is to make the world happy for 5-minutes a day.
Ben graduated with a BSJ from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
Partner, Sequoia Capital China
Steven is a Partner of Sequoia Capital China. Prior to joining Sequoia Capital in 2005, Steven worked at Walden International, Vertex Management, and CIV Venture Capital, where he contributed to investments in numerous wireless, internet and semiconductor companies in China. Before that, Steven held various managerial roles at Seagate Technology China. Steven has a BS in Engineering from Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics and an MBA from China Europe International Business School.
Managing Director, Northern Light Venture Capital
Elton Jiang, managing director at Northern Light Venture Capital, has more than ten years experience in the Chinese venture capital industry. He started his VC career in 1998 with IDGVC, focusing on technology, telecom and media industries. Elton co-founded and directed e-Rainbow’s wireless advertising business. He also worked for the Hina Group as an investment banker, helping technology companies in fundraising and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Elton was also with Shanghai Information Investment (SII), where he played an important role in strategic investment transactions with MNCs and led the investment in Target Media. Elton holds dual BS degrees in Electronics Engineering and Industrial Trade with high honors from Shanghai Jiaotong University and a MA degree in investment management with high honors from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.
Board Chairman, UCWeb
Lei Jun is an angel investor in the Chinese economy, who has been likened to Ron Conway of Silicon Valley. Lei founded Joyo.com in 2000, which was later acquired by Amazon in 2004. He has also held positions at Kingsoft, leading the company to its IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. He currently is the board chairman of UCWeb, the leading Chinese mobile browser.
Director, Android Global Partnerships
As Director of Android Global Partnerships, John Lagerling is responsible for leading and managing relationships with partners, carriers and software developers around the globe. Before rejoining Google, John served as Vice President and General Manager of Japan and Korea for AdMob, where he led AdMob’s strategy, operations, and expansion in the two regions. Previously, John oversaw Google’s mobile product and business development for Asia-Pacific. He has forged key partnerships with the major carriers in Japan, including NTT DoCoMo and KDDI as well as the major handset manufacturers. In parallel he was responsible for expanding the mobile ad-network in Japan, including partnerships with Mobile SNS sites Mixi and Gree.
John spent five years working at NTT DoCoMo, initially as a manager for regional sales and marketing, and later as executive advisor focusing on business development around i-mode and the wallet phone business. He also has a background in consulting, driving projects related to Internet marketing and Mobile services. John has a Master of Science degree from Stockholm School of Economics in Economics, Marketing and International Business while also conducting his post-graduate research at University of Tokyo, Faculty of Economics.
Brian Lee is the CEO of ShoeDazzle and co-founder of LegalZoom.
Founder, Innovation Works
Dr. Kai-Fu Lee is the Founder of Innovation Works. He served as Vice President, Engineering of Google Inc., and President of its Chinese Operations since July 2005. He is widely known for his pioneering work in the areas of speech recognition and artificial intelligence. Dr. Lee joined Google from Microsoft, where he most recently held the position of Corporate Vice President, after founding Microsoft Research China in 1998. Prior to joining Microsoft, Dr. Lee was a Vice President and General Manager at Silicon Graphics Inc., responsible for Internet and multimedia software.
Dr. Lee also spent six years at Apple, serving as Vice President of Apple’s interactive media group, and before that was an assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University. He is the Chairman of the Advisory Board at WI Harper Group which he joined on October 1, 2009.
Asia Managing Partner and Head of Greater China Corporate Practice, Cadwalader
Rocky Lee is the Asia Managing Partner and Head of Greater China Corporate Practice of Cadwalader. With a broad practice in general corporate, commercial, finance, private equity, M&A, complex securitization, complex regulations, venture capital, and securities law, Rocky is widely recognized as one of the top legal advisors in Asia. His clients include Western, Chinese and multinational public companies,
emerging growth companies, venture backed start-ups, financial institutions, investment banks, private equity and venture funds, limited partners, and fund of funds.
Mr. Lee is recognized as the leading expert on China cross-border transactional matters involving equity or asset acquisitions, direct investments in MOFCOM Catalogue restricted industries, RMB denominated fund formation, and specialized and/or complex legal structures. He has a vast knowledge of China’s rules, regulations, and approval procedures concerning antitrust, financial institutions and funds, foreign exchange, MOFCOM cross-border M&A, “Red Chip” structures, “round-trip” investments and telecommunications matters.
Phil Libin the CEO of Evernote. He is an entrepreneur and executive who has led two Internet companies from the very beginning to proven commercial success, and helped three others through rapid growth. Prior to joining Evernote, Phil founded and served as president of CoreStreet, currently one of the top companies providing smart credential and identity management technologies to governments and large corporations throughout the world. Previously, Phil was founder and CEO of Engine 5, a leading Boston-based Internet software development company acquired by Vignette Corporation in early 2000, where he went on to serve as principal architect and chief technologist for applications.
General Partner, DCM
Hurst Lin is General Partner of DCM, he brings a wealth of business and cultural insight and co-leads the firm’s expansion of investment activities in Asia. A co-founder of China’s largest online portal, Hurst has a history of successfully acquiring Chinese IT start-ups, operating and taking a company public and then building it into a billion-dollar business.
Prior to joining DCM, Hurst was COO of SINA Corporation (Nasdaq: SINA), the first Chinese Internet company to successfully list on the Nasdaq. He co-founded Sina.com’s precursor company, SinaNet, in 1995 and later guided the company through their IPO and the ensuing dot-com decline to eventually create a billion-dollar operation. Hurst oversaw SINA’s global business development and mergers and
acquisitions and was involved in the company’s operations as well as major corporate transactions and pre-IPO funding.
Previously, Hurst served as a consultant at Ernst & Young Management Consulting Group, focusing on marketing and operations in telecommunications and technology companies. He also held marketing, engineering and management positions at Octel Communication Inc. and NYNEX. Hurst serves on the board of directors of SINA. He was born in Taiwan and raised in New York. Hurst holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.
Founder and CEO, Tianji.com
Derek is the founder and CEO of Tianji.com, the number one business social networking site in China with over 8 million members. Derek is an experienced entrepreneur with strong corporate and startup backgrounds. He has been a Vice President at Sina.com, and has held senior positions at Motorola and Apple. Tianji.com is his second startup, after Qzone.com, which was co-founded with Mark Wong-VanHaren, one of the founders of Excite. Qzone became the largest youth entertainment community in China within 6 months of launch. Derek obtained a Masters Degree from Stanford University and was a Ph.D.candidate at Stanford.
Pony Ma is one of the Core Founders, Executive Director, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Tencent. Pony oversees the strategic development, overall direction and business management of the Group. Before he founded Tencent in 1998, Pony was in charge of research and development for Internet paging system development at China Motion Telecom Development Limited, a telecommunications services and products provider in China. Pony received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from Shenzhen University in 1993 and he has more than 18 years of experience in telecommunication and Internet industries.
Vice President, Motorola Mobility
Wallace Pai is Vice President of Motorola Mobility. He leads Corporate Development and is Managing Partner of Motorola Mobility Ventures, the company’s strategic investment arm responsible for identifying and executing minority-equity investments (at early and later stages) in start-up firms. His role includes strategic planning, M&A and working actively with entrepreneurs and portfolio companies to accelerate access to new innovations, new markets and new talent for all Motorola Mobility businesses. His areas of specific focus include software and mobile services, Internet and new media, wireless and computing devices. Wallace also serves as board observer on a number of portfolio companies.
Co-founder and CEO, Cloudflare
Matthew Prince (@eastdakota) is the co-founder & CEO of CloudFlare, the web performance and security company. Matthew wrote his first computer program when he was 7, and hasn’t been able to shake the bug since. After attending the University of Chicago Law School, he worked as an attorney for one day before jumping at the opportunity to be a founding member of a tech startup. He hasn’t looked back, now on his third entrepreneurial venture. Matthew’s latest company CloudFlare takes less than five minutes to setup, makes any website twice as fast, and protects them from a wide range of web threats. CloudFlare was named the Most Innovative Internet Technology Company of 2011 by the Wall Street Journal and selected as a 2012 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. In the year since the company launched at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, CloudFlare has grown to power over 15 billion page views for more that 20 percent of the Internet’s visitors every month — more than Amazon, Twitter, and Wikipedia combined. On the side, Matthew teaches Internet technology and privacy law as an adjunct professor, and is a certified ski instructor and regular attendee of the Sundance Film Festival.
CEO and Founder, Jawbone
Hosain Rahman is the CEO and founder of Jawbone, a developer of popular products and services for the mobile lifestyle, and one of the largest venture capital-backed consumer electronics companies in the world. Jawbone’s premium Bluetooth headsets have disrupted the headset market; its JAMBOX wireless portable speaker is the best-selling speaker in North America; and its highly-anticipated UP by Jawbone, a comprehensive mobile health and wellness system that combines a wristband and app for your smartphone, will launch this fall. Hosain is passionate about bringing innovative, intuitive, and elegantly designed products to market that let consumers get the most out of their mobile experience.
Co-founder and President, Youlu
Rich is knee-deep in entrepreneurship in the China market. He heads up international for Youlu, a social mobile networking company he co-founded with terrific Chinese entrepreneurs in Beijing. Richard’s also the Chairman and Co-founder of Kooky Panda which is venture-backed and creates socially-connected mobile games in their secret underground labs in the Middle Kingdom.
Previously Richard started Dada Asia along with Milan-listed investor Dada, one of the top mobile entertainment companies in the world. He spent 24 months kickstarting services and building up teams across Asia Pac with a footprint covering India to Australia to Greater China building up teams and operations in ten countries. After exiting the venture and putting new management in place, Richard sat on the board of the company and served as a consultant for one additional year.
Co-founder and CEO, PapayaMobile
Si Shen is Co-founder and CEO of PapayaMobile, a leading social gaming network for mobile and one of the hottest mobile startups in China. Since launching in 2010, PapayaMobile’ s user base has grown more than 375 percent to over 30 million users and has raised $22 million to date in venture financing. Prior to PapayaMobile, Si served as product lead for the mobile division in Google, Beijing and Product Manager for search and mobile advertising in Google, Mountain View. Si received her master’ s degrees in Computer Science and Management Science and Engineering from Stanford, and her bachelor’ s degree in Computer Science from Tsinghua University.
Founding General Partner, IDG Capital Partners
Hugo Shong has been Founding General Partner of IDG Capital Partners since 1993, also of IDG-Accel China Growth Fund and IDG-Accel Capital Fund since 2005 and 2008 respectively. In 1993, Mr. Shong assisted IDG’s Founder and Chairman Patrick J. McGovern to establish China’s first technology venture fund with US$20 million. IDG Capital Partners now has a total of US$3.8 billion and RMB 3.5 billion under its management in China. Mr. Shong completed the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program in the fall of 1996. He conducted graduate studies at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy 1987-88 and earned his MS degree from Boston University’s College of Communication in 1987. He studied Journalism at the he Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences from 1984 to 1986 and he received a B.A. degree from Hunan University in 1982. He has been a member of the Board of Trustees of Boston University since 2005.
Kevin Systrom is a co-founder of Instagram, a photo sharing application for the iPhone. He also founded Burbn, an HTML5-based location sharing service.
Kevin graduated from Stanford University in 2006 with a BS in Management Science & Engineering—he got his first taste of the startup world when he was an intern at Odeo that later became Twitter. He spent two years at Google—the first of which was working on Gmail, Google Reader, and other products and the latter where he worked on the Corporate Development team. Kevin has always had a passion for social products that enable people to communicate more easily, and combined with his passion for photography, Instagram is a natural fit.
Co-founder and CEO, Tagged
Greg Tseng co-founded Tagged in October 2004 and has served as Chief Executive Officer since its inception. He has been a driving force in creating Tagged.com with his partner, co-founder and long-time friend, Johann Schleier-Smith. Previously, Greg co-founded Avivon Inc., which introduced the textbook comparison-shopping agent flyingchickens.com to the Harvard campus during the Fall semester of 1999, and served as COO of Limespot.com LLC, a leading network of 100+ local college portals.
Greg holds an A.B. in Chemistry & Physics & Mathematics from Harvard University, where he served as a Director of the Harvard Entrepreneurs Club (HEC) from 1998-2000 and co-authored The Harvard Entrepreneurs Club Guide to Starting Your Own Business (Wiley, 1999). Greg is presently on leave from Stanford University, where he is pursuing the Ph.D. in Physics on a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship. His academic research lies in the field of nanotechnology and he has published his results in top journals such as Science.
Managing Director, Qiming Venture Partners
Hans Tung is a Managing Director of Qiming Venture Partners. He focuses on Internet and Consumer investments. At Qiming, he is responsible for Kaixin001, Youxigu (sold stake to Tencent)，7K7K，Xiaomi , Wali , VANCL, Yaodian100, eHi Car Rental, and YPX Food. His prior work experience spans venture capital, tech investment banking, private equity, and internet start-ups over the last ten plus years. Prior to joining Qiming in late 2007, Hans initiated Bessemer Venture Partners’ China investment practice. Hans started his career as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch in New York and Hong Kong. He was a founding member of the Taipei-based Crimson Asia Capital, helped to raise $435million, and was involved with two successful IT investments in Singapore. Hans was also an entrepreneur and co-founder of two award-winning Internet start-ups: Asia2B in Hong Kong and HelloAsia in Silicon Valley. He has a B.S. in Management Science Engineering from Stanford University.
CEO, Rovio Mobile
Peter Vesterbacka is currently the CEO of Rovio Mobile.
Founder and CEO, meituan.com
Wang Xing is the founder and CEO of meituan.com, the largest local daily deals company in China. Before starting meituan.com in March 2010, he served as founder and CEO of fanfou.com, the first Chinese micro-blogging service. Prior to that, he was the founder of renren.com (formerly known as xiaonei.com), one of the largest social networks in China. Wang Xing received a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering from Tsinghua University and a master’s in computer engineering from the the University of Delaware.
Founder & CEO, Greenbox
Fangfang (Helen) Wu is the Founder and CEO of Greenbox. Ms. Wu has around ten years children clothing product design and production experience. Greenbox is China’s leading online children’s clothing brand whose business involves the design, development, production and sales of children’s clothing. Backed by two rounds of financing from international venture capital firm DCM and private equity firm Trustbridge Partners, Greenbox is the fastest growing online children’s clothing brand in China. In just three years the company has achieved rapid growth in a newly competitive market with sales increasing four times year over year. In addition, according to sales data published by Taobao, China’s leading online marketplace, Greenbox’s in-house brands Miss de Mode, M.I.L Boy and Jenny Bear are the top three selling brands in Taobao in terms of revenues.
Founder, Atomico, Co-founder, Skype
Niklas Zennström is an internet entrepreneur who co-founded Skype, Kazaa, Joltid and Joost among other high-profile technology companies, before founding Atomico, the international technology venture capital firm based in London. He serves as CEO and Founding Partner of Atomico, overseeing its strategy and overall management in addition to sourcing new investments and working with portfolio companies. He currently serves on the boards of Fon, Jolicloud, Rovio and Rdio.
Partner, GSR Ventures
Allen Zhu joined GSR Ventures in 2007 and focuses on investments in Internet, wireless, and enterprise IT. Allen has many investments in the e-commerce space, including Lashou, Lightinthebox, and Moonbasa. He is currently on the boards of Admaster and Moonbasa, and is also actively involved with China Rainbow, HUBS1, and IZP.
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