Build A Global Startup Network With People Squared
Tuesday Jul 03,2018
Founder & CEO of People Squared
People Squared (P2) is the leading coworking pioneer of China's coworking industry. Founded in 2010 as China's earliest coworking brand, P2 currently has over 40 locations hosting over 1000 companies, 40000 members in its community. P2 is also the Tech hub partner of Google for Entrepreneurs, proud partner of Alibaba Innovation Center. People Squared also worked with Baidu/Taihe Music group to start the first music coworking space in China called Thouse.
Bob Zheng is the founder and CEO of People Squared, a standing committee for CPPCC and Youth League of Jingan, Shanghai. He is named as the farther of coworking in China. Mr. Zheng has been in tech industry for over 15 years. He also founded Liuxue OK and produced a game called New Nova City. Prior to his return from Canada, he worked for Accenture Canada, BC Hydro and Sunoco. Bob is also a mentor for China Accelerator and Startup Weekend.
Partner of People Squared Singapore
Grace Ma has over 15 years’ experience working as a professional in MNCs, Startups and financial industry focusing on building strategy partnership, business development and external relations management.
In 2017, Grace founded Gralex Corporation, an investment holding company for her venture adventure. As an independent investor, Grace focuses on finding the disruptive technology companies that can change the traditional business models and create new value for users such as P2P lending, wealth tech, blockchain, sharing economy. Gralex is a strategic investor in Sino-Lending(Dianrong) and Velo Payments. Grace Ma also serves as Board Member of Enjoydesk, an office space version of Airbnb. She plays a vital role in the set-up, financing and strategy of that company. Grace has been the key adviser to NSG group for their strategy and business development in Asia since 2017 and Grace is also the managing partner of Redwire International.
Grace Ma is a Member of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) of Jing’an, Shanghai where she advises and works closely with the government on PPP projects and projects that improve the community. Grace is also member of Shanghai Overseas Chinese Chamber of Commerce.
Grace Ma graduated from Shanghai Jiaotong University in 2001 with dual degrees in English for Trade&Finance and Business Administration.
APAC Director of Techstars
Techstars is a Worldwide Network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. We invest in, support and educate some of the best entrepreneurs in the globe. With a portfolio of over 1,200 companies with a total market cap of $65B, Techstars operates in 150 countries with a massive network of mentors, investors, founders and Community Leaders.
As the Director of Startup Programs in Asia-Pacific, Oko is responsible for creating and executing the strategy for the region, managing a multi-cultural remote team that supports our network and bringing revenue by selling our corporate innovation programs to large corporations as well supporting governments building innovation ecosystem.
Managing Partner of Gobi Partners
Gobi Partners focuses on home-grown innovation that was emerging from IT, TMT convergence, and the digital media revolution in China over the past 15 years. Today, Gobi manages nine funds, and has grown to seven offices across China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, and Jakarta. We maintain our investment focus on early stage, IT and digital media companies in China and Southeast Asia. As a pioneer in this field, we believe that the key to success is a consistent investment philosophy: focusing on core competencies and staying ahead of the curve.
Ken joined Gobi Partners in 2003. He helped raise Gobi's first RMB fund from Tianjin High Tech Group. His work on the investment side covers areas such as wireless applications, location-based services (LBS), mobile SNS, and cloud computing. Ken is also an active figure in the Chinese start-up community, acting as a mentor/advisor for a variety of entrepreneurial associations and accelerator programs, such as Microsoft BizSpark, ZGC Angel Investment Alliance, iHeima, and Feimalv. He has extensive experience in multiple industries, including information technology (IT), financial services, real estate, and construction. Ken holds a B.S. in Management Engineering from Tongji University in Shanghai, and an MSc in Economics and Finance from the University of York in the United Kingdom.
Founding Partner of GrandVC
Grand View Capital is a shanghai,China based early-stage venture capital firm and has two office: one located in Beijing, China and one in Silicon Valley, USA. it is The first Chinese VC focusing on the overseas projects and helping Chinese pioneering enterprises expand overseas.
Huijun Wei is the founding partner of Grand View Capital, who has engaged in the development of mobile internet in China for 20 years. He also invested in companies like Music.ly, IT juzi, 3W coffee.