Forbes 30 Under 30 — Judges and the 30U30 alumni are calling you to join the Shanghai Railway Roadshow
Forbes China has a long history of tracking young and talented entrepreneurs and promising companies that can shape our future. Each year, a total of 20 industries are selected, with each industry having 30 entrepreneurs under 30 years old. The 30 Under 30 list (30U30) is compiled keeping a forward-looking vision in mind. Since the beginning of March until May 31, 2019, Forbes China is now accepting applications for a new round of the 30 Under 30 selection.
In April, Forbes China teamed up with 30 Under 30 special partners WeWork, a shared office giant with more than 400,000 members worldwide, and 30 Under 30 roadshow partner and North Aerospace Incubator, Beijing Aerospace University Communist Youth League Committee. Shanghai, Hangzhou, Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Wuhan and Chengdu were chosen by Forbes and our partners as the destinations for a seven city grand 2019 Forbes China 30 Under 30 national tour
The roadshow kicks off on April 12th in the Shanghai WeWork office. The goal is to engage entrepreneurs and top talents under the age of 30 in the Yangtze River Delta region, and even the entire East China region, promoting the entrepreneurial spirit of innovation, and encourage them to join 30 Under 30 community.
For the Shanghai Railway Station Roadshow previous prominent 30U30 judges, as well as well-known investors, are invited:
The two co-founders Jimmy Hu and Tiger Yang were named Forbes China 30 Under 30 elites in 2017 and 2018. The two were alumni of the University of California at Berkeley and started a partnership in their sophomore year.
When they returned to China in early 2013, they first tested a precision marketing system and sold the system to marketing service providers and advertising companies. After further market research, the two turned to a smart customer data platform technology, which helps companies get intelligence and value from their data, and ultimately lets the company improve marketing efficiency and increase revenue.
At present, APEX Technologies serves more than 350 large and medium-sized domestic and foreign enterprises covering the financial, travel, automotive, e-commerce and retail industries. In 2018, the company was selected for the Forbes China’s top 50 non-public companies with the most potential.
Gan Jianping has been the managing partner and member of the investment committee of Qiming Venture Capital since 2006. Gan Jianping has been selected by Forbes for three consecutive years for the “Best Global Venture Capitalist” list and has jumped to the eighth place in the world in 2018. He has been awarded “China Top Ten Venture Capitalists” by China Investment Information, Zero2IPO and “First Financial Weekly” for many years. His well-known investment projects include: Meitu (HKEx: 1357), 哔哩哔哩 (Nasdaq: BILI, as a director), Ctrip (Nasdaq: CTRP, has been serving since 2001) Director), Public Comment Network (combined with US Mission to New America), Century Jiayuan.com, Taomi.com, PPS (acquired by Aiqiyi) and ATL (New Energy Technology Co., Ltd.).
Prior to this, Gan Jianping served as a director of the Carlyle Group in the United States, was one of the founding employees of the company’s Asian Venture Capital Division and initiated an investment business in mainland China. Gan Jianping was the chief financial officer of KongZhong Group and also worked in the investment banking department of Merrill Lynch and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Yu Qun is currently the Managing Director of Lightspeed Venture Capital (Lightspeed) and is responsible for the fund’s Chinese investments.
Prior to joining Lightspeed Ventures, Yan Group served as the director of investment and mergers and acquisitions for Google Greater China, including Baidu, Thunder, and Tianya. Previously, he served as the Asian Product Director of Google, responsible for the company’s products and strategies in Asia, and served as the chief representative of Google’s China office in the early days.
Prior to joining Google, he co-founded iTelco Communications, Inc., providing worldwide network communications products and services. Earlier, he also held management positions in various departments such as engineering, product and market development at Intel Corporation.
In 2019, Yu Qun ranked 12th in Forbes’ “Best Venture Capital in the World” list. Prior to this, he has been on the list several times. In the past investment career, Yan Group has captured a number of outstanding companies in China’s new economic field. The social e-commerce unicorn company that invested in the group early (NASDAQ: PDD) successfully landed on the Nasdaq last year, followed by the public comment he invested 11 years ago (now known as the US group comment, HK:3690) Successfully listed in Hong Kong.
The Shanghai Railway Roadshow also invited a number of 30U30 seniors to participate:
He has worked in the Biomedical Imaging Research Institute of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in the United States and participated in the AI medical project. The voxel technology created by the company has provided imaging diagnostic decision-making assistance to doctors using AI and cloud computing technologies, and has completed a total of 200 million yuan in investments. Three rounds of financing, and three consecutive months of investment in the tens of millions of dollars invested by Sequoia Capital and Tencent’s investment of 100 million yuan.
Lu Liang, a major in automation at Harbin Institute of Technology, has worked as a research and development engineer, product manager and department manager for Beijing Maibang Optoelectronics, Chongqing Haifu Medical, and Shanghai Shiyun Medical. He has several project management experiences that have been introduced to soft and hard products.
Lu Liang founded the asthma butler in 2014 (developed by Shanghai Yumao Network Technology). Its main business includes the development of intelligent monitoring equipment and the provision of remote pathology consulting services. The main purpose is to monitor and evaluate the patient’s condition through intelligent devices and algorithms, and give medication reminders to help patients manage themselves to save them time and effort in going to the hospital.
Shanghai Minmao Network Technology was established in January 2015. In June 2015, it won the investment of RMB 10 million from the pre-A round of Lanchi Venture Capital. After that, it won the A round of RMB 10 million from Anlong Fund in November 2017.
After completing a bachelor’s degree at the Harbin Institute of Computer Science within the top 3% of the school, Tao was selected into the world-renowned Erasmus Scholarship Program and received a master’s degree in Germany, Greece and the Netherlands. From 2012 to 2013, he was responsible for the development of business process management systems at SoftwareAG in Germany. From 2013 to 2014, he worked at the headquarters of Ericsson in Sweden for half a year, and was engaged in the R&D and design of internal knowledge systems for large enterprises.
Tao co-founded Shanghai New Cool Information Technology, which is a corporate service-level Internet company. Its product, the new nuclear cloud, is a mobile ERP system that provides sales orders, production schedules, and real-time inventory management for the factory via the internet. From the factory production management as an entry point, it allows users to personally configure the company’s production process, products, raw materials, and customer and employee information, to provide enterprises with a one-stop “network + factory management” service from order sales to delivery.
In November 2017, the new nuclear cloud received a $3 million Series A financing, with investors investing in Northern Light Ventures.
Want to meet with the guests face to face? There are still a small number of registration places available!
April 12, 2019, 18:00–20:00
WeWork, 18th Floor, Zhonghai International, Lane 838, South Huangpi Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai
- Keynote speech
- VC talks about investment
- Forbes China 30U30 senior / school sister talks about entrepreneurship
- Forbes China editor-in-chief talk
- Guest Q&A interaction
The roadshow is open to everyone who is interested and not limited to WeWork members only. We welcome entrepreneurs, professional managers, scientists, researchers, artists, actors, social workers, financial practitioners, including professionals such as lawyers, doctors, journalists, and independent workers, including writers. As long as your main business or scope of work is in China, no matter what gender or nationality you are, you can come and participate!
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