In recent years, celebrities from the actor Ren Quan to Angelababy have been floating over to startup and venture capital circles,and the same goes for star athletes. In this year’s Disrupt San Fransisco, Steven Curry showed up, a watershed moment for athletes making a crossover into entrepreneurship and investment. 

As we return to Beijing this November 7th through 8th, we’ve secured some seats for some sports and entertainment figures you might not typically associate with the tech and venture scene. Will they continue to be legends off the sports field and in a different kind of spotlight?

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April Ma

Based in Beijing, April Ma writes on tech trends and covers startups that may (or may not) be the next BATs. Reach her at April.ma@technode.com or Mafangjing (Wechat).