The TechCrunch conference is coming back to Shanghai this year. Therefore it’s only right that we include some of the biggest names in that startup scene. We have already announced a number of amazing speakers and today we’re adding to the list with some of the hottest experts from China’s Internet industry.

Jeff Xiong, Founding Managing Partner of 7 Seas Ventures


Jeff is the founding management partner of 7 Seas Ventures, a venture capital firm focusing on investing early state cross-border technology companies in US and China.

Previously, Jeff was CTO with Tencent from 2005 to 2013, responsible for product strategy planning of the overall platform, new product innovation, research and development of core technologies and engineering.

Prior to Tencent, Jeff was a senior program manager at Microsoft US since 1996, working on a number of products which were the current darlings, including Internet Explorer, Windows 2000 and MSN Messenger. In 2004, he led the setup of the Microsoft MSN Development Center in Shanghai.

Jiang Liu, President & Founder of Trends Media Group


Liu Jiang started Trends Media Group in 1993, which has grown from just one magazine into a stable of sixteen fashion magazines, including Cosmopolitan, Esquire and BAZAAR. The company produces publications, websites, ebooks and web applications in the UAE and Gulf, India, China, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, North America and Canada.

Trends also operates as a marketing services company providing global solutions for clients by creating digital video, web development, photography, custom publishing and print brokering services.
The future growth for the business is focused on developing a new digital platform that will allow the community of Trends readers, browsers and viewers, to interact, contribute, enquiry and purchase products and services.

Yongqiang Yang, CTO of LeTV


Yongqiang Yang joined China’s leading video streaming site LeTV in 2005. As core member of LeTV team, he mainly responsible for construction of LeTV ecosystem and the related application works. With many years of work experience in the Internet, mobile Internet and video industry, he has a profound understanding of key technologies and business models in the areas such as online video and Internet TV.

Previously, Yang has worked as executives in Beijing Yindi Taike Co., Ltd. and Pansky Technology from 2001 to 2005.

Emma Lee (Li Xin) was TechNode's e-commerce and new retail reporter until June 2022, when she moved to Sixth Tone to cover technology and consumption. Get in touch with her via or Twitter.

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