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From our offices in Beijing, Brussels, London, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, and Washington, we practice as one firm, holding closely to core values that start with a deep commitment to our clients and the quality of our work on their behalf, and that include an emphasis on teamwork among our lawyers and other professionals and a belief in the obligation of lawyers to make legal services available to all who need them.  www.cov.com

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DCM, an early stage venture capital firm, has been helping entrepreneurs build world class technology companies since 1996. The firm's partners manage seven funds totaling greater than US$2 billion, and have made investments in more than 200 technology companies across the United States and Asia. With offices in the Silicon Valley, Beijing and Tokyo, DCM provides hands-on operational guidance and a vast network of global business and financial resources to its portfolio companies. DCM was ranked #6 among global Venture Capital firms by Red Herring and was named 2011 China Venture Capital Firm of the Year by Asian Venture Capital Journal.

DCM

In the United States, Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries have 57,000 professionals with a single focus: serving our clients and helping them solve their toughest problems. We work in four key business areas — audit, financial advisory, tax and consulting — but our real strength comes from combining the talents of those groups to address clients’ needs. Fortune and BusinessWeek consistently rank our organization among the best places to work, which is good news for our talent and our clients alike. When the best people tackle the most compelling challenges, everyone wins.

 Deutsche Bank is a leading global investment bank with a strong and profitable private clients franchise. A leader in Germany and Europe, the Bank is continuously growing in North America, Asia and key emerging markets. With more than 78,000 employees in over 70 countries worldwide, Deutsche Bank offers unparalleled financial services throughout the world. The Bank competes to be the leading global provider of financial solutions for demanding clients creating exceptional value for its shareholders and people.

Deutsche Bank

For more than four decades, Fenwick & West LLP ("Fenwick & West," "Fenwick") has helped some of the world’s most recognized companies become, and remain, market leaders. From emerging enterprises to large public corporations, our clients are leaders in the technology, life sciences and cleantech sectors and are fundamentally changing the world through rapid innovation.

Having worked alongside such progressive and cutting edge companies for so long, our culture has come to reflect the entrepreneurial spirit of our client base. Unlike traditional law firms, we move at our clients’ speed and have earned the reputation as a go-to law firm for growing companies that need insightful, strategic counsel to help tackle the challenging issues that arise when the law cannot keep up with their pace of innovation.

With the same passion for excellence and innovation reflected in our client base, our firm is making revolutionary changes to the practice of law through substantial investments in proprietary technology tools and processes. Our clients demand—and deserve—new ways to receive best-in-class legal services more effectively. At Fenwick, we are proud to be shaping our legal services to do just that.

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.

*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.

GSR Ventures

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington, United States that develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a wide range of products and services related to computing. The company was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975. Microsoft is the world's largest software maker measured by revenues. It is also one of the world's most valuable companies.

*Northern Light Venture Capital *("NLVC") (http://www.nlvc.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.

Salesforce.com is the enterprise cloud computing company that is leading the shift to the Social Enterprise. Our trusted cloud platform and apps—including our flagship CRM solution—help employees collaborate easily and connect with customers like never before.

And thanks to the cloud, all of it comes with low cost, low risk, and fast results. Our 100,000+ successful customers tell the story best. Here are just a few. 

Salesforce

*Suzhou International Science Park* (hereinafter referred to as SISPARK) (www.sispark.com.cn), located in the southwest of SIP, was launched in April, 2000 and completed in six phases. It has overall planned area of 61 hectares, building area of 1.14 million square meters and investment of more than RMB 4 billion Yuan. SISPARK is National Scientific Enterprise Incubator of China, National Software Industrial Base, National Animation Industrial Base, China Euro-America Oriented Software Offshore Project Pilot Base and Entrepreneur Center for Returned Oversea Chinese Students as well as the only backbone of "Chinese Service Outsourcing Demonstration Base" in China. For over ten years' development, SISPARK has formed the four characteristic industrial clusters, namely, software development, IC design, digital entertainment and industrial application of high and new technologies and established relatively sound public technical platforms consecutively. Accumulatively, there are over 830 registered enterprises, around 360 of which have actually moved in, in SISPARK at present, employing more than 20,000 high-tech talents. SISPARK is endeavored to realize revenue of 500 million USD from offshore software and accumulate 55,000 high-tech R&D talents, total production value breaking through 10 billion and foster 20 enterprises whose turnover exceeds one-hundred million to build a high-tech industrial park with complete infrastructure, distinctive industrial features, significant renovation and highly developed service system.

SISPark

In 1990, Suning Commerce was established in Nanjing of China. It is the China’s commercial leader and is ranked as top one privately-held company in China. As the largest commercial retail enterprise in China, Suning boasts its brand value of 81.568 billion yuan.

In July of 2004, Suning Commerce (Suning Appliance (002024)) was listed in Shenzhen Stock Exchange, thus having become the first listed Chinese home appliance chain enterprise featured by IPO (Initial Public Offerings), with its market value ranking in the first tier of home appliance chain enterprises worldwide. It has 180,000 staff with annual sales revenue 230 billion yuan.

Suning has over 1700 chain stores in more than 600 cities in mainland China and it persists in the common development of online and offline business. Since the e-commerce platform of Suning, “Suning E-go” upgraded in 2010, the product lines have been expanded from home appliance to general merchandise, books, and virtual products with the SKU reaching15,000,000, ranking among China’s top 3 B2C companies. Aiming at increasing its sales revenue to 300 billion yuan by 2020, Suning E-commerce will become a leading B2C brand in China.

Suning Commerce R&D Center USA Inc. is the 1st oversea R&D center under Suning research strategy. It will focus on cutting edge technology and new business model innovation.

SuNing

Vobile is the worldwide leading provider of video and audio content identification, analytics and management services. Its patented core VDNA technologies enable fully automated identification, tracking and management of any video and audio content with high accuracy and scalability. Vobile operates the VDNA Database (VDDB), which is the most comprehensive database of authorized video fingerprints, metadata and business rules from major movie studios, television networks and record labels. Founded in 2005, the company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, with additional offices in China, Japan and Singapore. For more information, please visit http://www.vobileinc.com.

Vobile

Walden International (http://www.waldenintl.com) invests in companies across sectors including: - Internet & Digital Media - Semiconductors - Software & IT Services - Emerging Technologies Our investments focus on opportunities in early stage (seed or startup) and expansion stage (growth) companies that can benefit from the capital and value-add experience we can use to help accelerate your growth.