Who are China’s emerging tech winners, and what are tech giants Alibaba and Tencent’s next moves? Rebecca Fannin, founder of Silicon Dragon and author of Tech Titans of China, and Wei JIANG, venture partner at early-stage ZhenFund, explore China’s biggest tech successes, the challenges entrepreneurs face, and the country’s enormous high-tech ambitions.
Wei JIANG is a venture partner at ZhenFund. His investment portfolio includes Leap.ai, Subtle Medical, Citcon, etc.
Wei held leadership positions in a number of world class internet companies. Prior to ZhenFund, he was the Chief Marketing Officer at Google Greater China. Wei had founded startups in both US and China.
Wei graduated from Peking University with a bachelor degree in Information Systems. He also holds an MBA from William E. Simon School of Business Administration, University of Rochester.
Rebecca A. Fannin is a leading expert on global innovation. As a technology writer, author and media entrepreneur, she began her career as a journalist covering venture capital from Silicon Valley. Following the VC money, she became one of the first American journalists to write about China’s entrepreneurial boom, reporting from Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Today, Rebecca pens a weekly column for Forbes, and is a special correspondent for CNBC.com. Rebecca’s journalistic career has taken her to the world’s leading hubs of tech innovation, and her articles have appeared in Harvard Business Review, Fast Company and Inc., and Techonomy. Her next book. Tech Titans of China, is being published this year. (Hachette Book Group, 2019).Rebecca’s first book, Silicon Dragon: How China is Winning the Tech Race (McGraw-Hill 2008), profiled Jack Ma of Alibaba and Robin Li of Baidu, and she has followed these Chinese tech titans ever since. Her second book, Startup Asia (Wiley 2011), explored how India is the next up and comer, which again predicted a leading-edge trend. She also contributed the Asia chapter to a textbook, Innovation in Emerging Markets (Palgrave Macmillan 2016). Inspired by the entrepreneurs she met and interviewed in China, Rebecca became a media entrepreneur herself. In 2010, she formed media and events platform Silicon Dragon Ventures, which publishes a weekly e-newsletter, produces videos and podcasts, and programs and produces events annually in innovation hubs globally. Rebecca also frequently speaks at major business, tech and policy forums, and has provided testimony to a US Congressional panel about China’s Internet. She resides in New York City and San Francisco, and logs major frequent flier miles in her grassroots search to cover the next, new thing.