GSR Ventures (www.gsrventures.com) primarily invests in early stage technology companies with substantial operations in China that have potential to become global leaders. GSR's investments include semiconductor, Internet, wireless, new media, and clean technology. The fund currently has about $300 million under management, and has offices in Beijing and Silicon Valley.
Alibaba Group(www.alibaba.com) makes it easy for anyone to buy or sell online anywhere in the world. We are a family of Internet-based businesses that encompasses business-to-business trade- Alibaba.com, retail- Taobao, payment- Alipay, business management software- Alisoft and classified listings-Yahoo! Koubei. The Group was founded in 1999 by Jack Ma, a pioneer who has aspired to help make the Internet accessible, trustworthy and beneficial for everyone. The privately held Alibaba Group reaches Internet users in more than 240 countries and regions, and employs 12,000 people in more than 40 cities in mainland China as well as in Hong Kong, Taiwan, London and Silicon Valley.
ChinaRock Capital Management (CRCM) has offices in San Francisco, Shanghai and Hong Kong and has been investing in private deals in China since 2004. Our past private investments included E-house(NYSE: EJ), Yingli(NYSE: YGE), Allyes(Nasdaq: FMCN), Youku(NYSE: YOKU) etc. CRCM’s Venture Capital team works closely with the Hedge Fund team, so as to leverage our public investment network and domain knowledge to source investments, to aid during due diligence, to be a value-added partner to portfolio companies, and to facilitate exits. We generally invest during the early stage of a company’s startup phase.
Deloitte provides audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. With a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and high-quality service to clients, delivering the insights they need to address their most complex business challenges. Deloitte’s approximately 182,000 professionals are committed to becoming the standard of excellence.
Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee, and its network of member firms, each of which is a legally separate and independent entity. Please see www.deloitte.com/ about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited and its member firms.
East West Bancorp is a publicly owned company with $21.5 billion in assets and is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol "EWBC". The Company's wholly owned subsidiary, East West Bank, is one of the largest independent banks headquartered in California. East West is a premier bank focused exclusively on the United States and Greater China markets and operates over 125 locations worldwide, including in the United States markets of California, New York, Georgia, Massachusetts, Texas and Washington. In Greater China, East West's presence includes a full service branch in Hong Kong and representative offices in Beijing, Shenzhen and Taipei. Through a wholly-owned subsidiary bank, East West's presence in Greater China also includes full service branches in Shanghai and Shantou and a representative office in Guangzhou.
Fortinet (www.fortinet.com) is a worldwide provider of network security appliances and a market leader in unified threat management (UTM). Our products and subscription services provide broad, integrated and high-performance protection against dynamic security threats while simplifying the IT security infrastructure. Our customers include enterprises, service providers and government entities worldwide, including the majority of the 2009 Fortune Global 100. Fortinet's flagship FortiGate product delivers ASIC-accelerated performance and integrates multiple layers of security designed to help protect against application and network threats. Fortinet's broad product line goes beyond UTM to help secure the extended enterprise - from endpoints, to the perimeter and the core, including databases and applications.
Hisense Group (www.hisense.com) was founded as Qingdao No. 2 Radio Factory in 1969 and has now developed into a multibillion dollar global conglomerate, which includes three public listed companies and owns three famous trademarks (Hisense, Kelon and Ronshen). Hisense provides a wide range of products and services including “multimedia”, “home appliances”, “telecommunications” and ”information technology” and had a sales revenue of $9.5 billion in 2010. With the development strategy of "high-tech, high-quality, high level of service, and creating an internationally famous brand", Hisense has R&D centers in Qingdao, Shenzhen, Shunde, Beijing, USA and Europe.
K&L Gates LLP. (www.klgates.com) comprises nearly 2,000 lawyers who practice in 38 offices located in the U.S., Asia, Europe and the Middle East. We represent leading global corporations, growth and middle-market companies, and entrepreneurs in every major industry group. Our practice is a robust full market practice - cutting edge, complex and dynamic, at once regional, national and international in scope. Our two Bay Area offices have a particularly strong cross-border Asia practice, working closely with attorneys in the firm’s Hong Kong, Taipei, Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore and Tokyo offices to serve the legal needs of companies doing business in China and beyond. We are proud to be ranked as the 8th largest law firm in the U.S. (National Law Journal).
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) is a leading venture firm that focuses on digital, green tech, life sciences and China. KPCB established its China partnership in 2007, creating a conduit that gives China’s best entrepreneurs access to some of China’s best venture capitalists. Since then, the proven investors at KPCB China have leveraged their experience, passion and commitment to business-building throughout the region, contributing to growth, jobs and innovation in China and worldwide.
Shanda (www.snda.com) was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the "100 Fastest-Growing Companies” in 2009 and ranked 7th in their global Network Ranking, overtaking famous multinational companies such as Amazon.com (#52) and Google (#68). Shanda was ranked 2nd in the global entertainment industry ranking, which was the highest among Chinese companies and higher than multinational competitors such as DreamWorks SKG (#4) and Blizzard Entertainment (#6).
As one of the four giants of China’s internet industry, Shanda’s dedication to innovation has been one of the primary factors behind its rapid growth in the past ten years. It led the online game industry in China with its cutting edge business model and was the first to develop, establish, and set the rules for how the industry would develop. It survived the collapse of the internet bubble in China by creating and switching to the CSP, or come stay pay, business model from the CPS, or come pay stay, business model. As the first Chinese internet company to generate positive net income, it became the leading force in the interactive entertainment industry in China by consolidating the entire industry value chain, including online and offline resources, literature, music, movies, and tourism. With one of the best and most progressive management teams in China, the company has become a magnet for some of the finest and most creative talent in the business.
TeleNav, Inc., a privately-held company headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, was the first to launch a cell phone GPS system in the U.S. TeleNav's solutions include TeleNav GPS Navigator (GPS navigation), TeleNav Track (Mobile Resource Management) and Whereboutz (social networking). Deployed by 15 carriers in 21 countries, TeleNav is a global leader in wireless location-based services (LBS). TeleNav products are available on more than 450 wireless devices and run on all major mobile platforms currently available. Currently, the company's solutions are available in four continents, including North and South America, Asia and Europe.
For more information on TeleNav, please visit www.telenav.com.
The Hoffman Agency advises companies on applying communications to build brands, fortify reputations and sell products/services. With a heritage in the technology sector, the firm today focuses on markets of complexity: telecommunications, energy, water, and financial services as well as technology. The firm's operation extends across Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States, all skilled in applying storytelling techniques to communications. For more information, we encourage you to check out www.hoffman.com.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati's broad range of services and legal disciplines is focused on serving the principal challenges faced by the management and boards of directors of business enterprises. The firm is nationally recognized as a leader in the fields of corporate governance and finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, securities class action litigation, employment law, intellectual property, and antitrust, among many other areas of law. With long-standing roots in Silicon Valley, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has offices in Austin, New York, Palo Alto, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, and Washington, D.C. For additional information, please visit www.wsgr.com.
IDG has over 40 magazines and newspapers in the fields of computer technology, electronics and telecommunications in China. Every year, it holds over 18 expositions and 60 conferences on the IT industry. IDGVC has become a leading venture capital firm in China, with US$800 million under management.
Northern Light Venture Capital ("NLVC") http://www.northernlightvc.com/ is a China concept venture capital firm focused on early and growth stage opportunities in technology enabled businesses. NLVC targets businesses that leverage China's industrial, economic, or human resources to build exceptional, lasting enterprises in the global economy.
NLVC was founded in 2005 by a group of experienced entrepreneurs with experience dealing with the challenges of starting a new venture in a competitive market, and subsequently, creating success through the smart leverage of resources and market opportunities in China.