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Peter Zheng is vice president of Tencent and lead of social network Qzone. With 626.4 million monthly active user accounts as of Q2 2013, Q-zone is one of the largest social networks in China.
Mr. Zheng joined Tencent in 2006 not long after Qzone’s 2005 launch, as he, then the lead of MSN Spaces and Shopping for China, felt an international Internet service like MSN could hardly fit in China market. He successfully led Qzone to become a dynamic social platform and a significant revenue generator.
Zhang Xiangdong is co-founder and president of Sungy Mobile, which recently filed for IPO in the U.S..
Sungy Mobile was founded in 2004 by Zhang Xiangdong and his schoolmate, Deng Yuqiang. 3G.cn, one of the first mobile Internet portals in China, now has 44 million daily active users.
The company rolled out Go, a series of software tailored to Android phones, in 2010. Go Launcher has gained much traction on the international market that 70% of users are from outside China.
Chen Hua is a serial Chinese entrepreneur. He founded Kuxun, one of the first travel searches in China, that was acquired by was sold to TripAdvisors by its investors in 2009 and Chen was ousted.
His second startup is a shopping site founded after his leaving Alibaba as a search engineer. But it didn’t work out well.
His latest endeavor, Changba, is now the most popular Karaoke app in China. Merely launched for one year, the service has had 100 million users and started generating revenue from virtual item sales.
Long Wei is co-founder of Dianping.com. The ten-year-old ratings & reviews service, covering 2300 cities, had 70 monthly active users and 4 million merchants one the platform as of the second quarter of 2013.
Prior to co-founding Dianping in 2005, Mr. Long was vice president for operations at US-listed Linktone.
Julia Hu is the CEO and co-founder of Lark Technologies, Inc. As a serial entrepreneur, she focused on growing early stage start-ups in consumer products and cleantech space.
Prior to co- founding Lark Technologies, she was a Sustainability Chair for global startup incubator Clean Tech Open, where she launched its national sustainability Program to provide sustainability mentorship, education, judging, partnerships and environmental initiatives to startups all over America. She received her Masters and Bachelors at Stanford in Engineering, Engineer Management, and Design, and is a MBA Candidate at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Shauna Mei is a MIT engineer turned commerce and media industry expert and the founder and CEO of AHAlife.com. Launched in September 2010, AHAlife.com connects the best the world has to offer to the most discerning individuals from around the globe. By combining the power of storytelling with commerce and social curation, Mei’s hope is to inspire people to consume more consciously across their lives, and to celebrate, protect, and cherish creativity.
Prior to launching AHAlife.com, Mei served as the COO of Casall, a Swedish wellness/activewear company. She also co-founded the Aronsson Group, a luxury fashion investment and advisory firm, and has worked in both Private Equity and Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs.