TechCrunch Shanghai is now only a few weeks away! From June 8 to 9, the event will feature talks, roundtable discussions and startup pitches. Guests to take stage this time range from well-known IOT technologists, high-profile venture capitalists to rising entrepreneurs. As part of our TechCrunch event, we will hear the story of four prominent Chinese entrepreneurs whose companies have been leading the innovations in their respective verticals.
Zhang Xuhao, Founder of Ele.me
Ele.me (“are you hungry” in Chinese) offers online food ordering services. It also acts as a communication platform between users and restaurants. Started in 2008 as a service targeting university students and the low-end catering market, the site claimed to have recorded more than 110 million orders in the past year. After receiving several hefty financing rounds from Chinese Internet giants like Tencent and Dianping, Ele.me is planning to expand into high-tier markets and to construct an in-house logistics system.
Zhangxuhao bootstrapped Ele.me with his college roommates when he was still studying at Shanghai Jiaotong University.
Chen Qi, Founder & CEO of Mogujie
Mogujie is a social shopping platform focused on women’s fashion consumer e-commerce, providing clothes, shoes, bags, accessories, makeup and beauty for young female users. Starting as a Pinterest-style social sharing site in 2011, Mogujie claims it has had 80 million users as of June 2014, with 35 million being monthly active on mobile. The site has received several investments with the latest US$200 million round secured at a valuation of US$1 billion.
Chen Qi is the Founder and CEO at Mogujie. Before he started this journey, Chen Qi worked at Alibaba’s Taobao marketplace for more than six years.
Yu Jianjun, Co-founder & CEO Ximalaya
Ximalaya, or Himalaya, is a service website that enables users to share voices and personal radio stations. Its first mobile app was launched in March 2013 and it soon become one of the largest online audio sharing platforms in China, claiming more than 150 million users and over 55,000 content creators on its platform as of April. 2015.
Yu Jianjun cofounded Ximalaya with Chen Xiaoyu in August 2012. As of present, the company has secured a US$11.5 million A round in May 2014 and a US$50 million B round Jan. this year.
Chai Ke, Founder & CEO of Dayima
Dayima is a menstruation tracking app that predicts period cycles based on past patterns, offering health tips on avoiding cramps and pre-menstrual syndromes. It also links users to an online forum where they can exchange their experiences. According to the latest data released by the company, the app has registered 80 million users, while 4.2 million of them are active daily. Dayima’s latest US$30 million Series C funding was raised in mid-2014.
As a post-80 gen series entrepreneur, Chai Ke’s previous entrepreneurial endeavors include health community Yoloho.
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