The steering committee is in charge of the specific supervision and guidance of all processes to ensure the event's authority is protected and that the competition is carried out fairly and professionally.
Members of the Steering Committee include (in the first alphabetical order of surnames):
Deng founded Northern Light Venture Capital (NLVC) in 2005 and currently manages over RMB 30 billion with US$ 5 funds and RMB 5 funds. He has also led and invested in nearly 200 companies, focusing on 4 main sectors: TMT (technology, media and telecom), clean technology, consumer and healthcare. The portfolio companies that Deng has invested in and manages include: APUS, ThunderSoft, Macrosan, Meituan, Baihe, LineKong, ChineseAll, GigaDevice, BGI, China Music, LianLian, Burning Rock Biotech, Hillstone Networks, Spreadtrum, CITIC Pharma and Aerohive Networks.
Deng has extensive technical and managerial experiences in computer, communication and data networking industries. Prior to establishing NLVC, he was a co-founder of NetScreen Technologies, which went public in 2001 as NASDAQ and later acquired by Juniper Networks in 2004 at a cost of US$ 4.2 billion. Deng is a recipient of 2002 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and 2003 CRN Innovator of the Year Award.
Deng holds BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from Tsinghua University, a MS degree in computer engineering from the University of Southern California, and a MBA degree from the Wharton School of theUniversity of Pennsylvania. He also holds numerous invention patents in computer system architecture and IC design.
Deng is the director of Tsinghua University Foundation, director of Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University, distinguished visiting professor of Tsinghua University, chairman of Asia Advisory Board of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, director of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), member of Asia Council of Wharton School, director of Brookings Institution, member of China Council of Harvard GSAS, member of China Entrepreneur Club, and a member of the Founding Council of Future Forum. He was elected as the National Thousand Talents Program expert.
Ding, is the chairman, CEO and MD, deputy of the 12th National People’ Congress, U.S. practitioner in Pathology and practice mentor of Zhejiang University, enjoys the State Council special allowance. Ding graduated from the Medical School of University of Arkansas. He returned to China at the end of 2002 and founded Zhejiang Betta Pharmaceuticals Co. Ltd. He was selected to be a member of the National Thousand Talents Program in 2009 and won the Overseas Chinese Community Creative Talent Award in 2010; he was the winner of the Outstanding Contribution Award for implementing the “11th Five-Year Plan” National Science and Technology Plan in 2011; he was elected as leader of the innovative drug development and industrialization working group of the “National Thousand Talents Program” Association and managing director of Chinese Pharmaceutical Association. He won the Overseas Chinese Community Innovation Team Contribution Award in 2012; he also received the 3rd Outstanding Talent Award of Hangzhou in 2013, the “5th National Outstanding Professional and Technical Talent Award”, the “2014 Innovation Role Model of China” award and the “2014 Commercial Leader of China” award. He served as the chairman of China Pharmaceutical Industry Research and Development Association in 2016.
Jixun Foo joined GGV Capital in 2006 and is currently the managing partner of the company. As a key partner of GGV Capital in China, he has more than 15 years of experience in venture capital investments and has worked with many successful entrepreneurs. He has a keen interest in the online travel, mobile transportation and on-demand service sectors. He has led GGV’s investments in Qunar (NASDAQ:QUNR), Youku-Tudou (NYSE:YOKU), UCWeb, Didi Chuxing, Mogujie-Meilishuo, MediaV, and currently serves on the boards of Aiwujiwu, GrabTaxi, Tujia, Douguo and Diandian Yangche. He played a critical role in many key strategic mergers and acquisitions, such as Youku-Tudou (first ever multi-billion dollar tech merger in China), Baidu/Qunar, Ctrip/Qunar, and Mogujie/Meilishuo.
Prior to joining GGV Capital, Foo was a director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson ePlanet Ventures, where he led investment efforts in Asian companies such as Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU). Prior to joining DFJ ePlanet, Foo served on the Investment Group under the Finance & Investment Division of the National Science & Technology Board of Singapore (NSTB), and previously worked as a leader of R&D project group at Hewlett Packard. Foo graduated from National University of Singapore with a First-Class Honors degree in Engineering, and received a MS degree in Management of Technology from the university's Graduate School of Business.
Foo was ranked 35th on The Forbes Midas List in 2015, and has been recognized by Forbes China as one of the “Best Venture Capitalists” every year since 2006. He was selected as one of the Top 10 Venture Capitalists by Zero2IPO, and was named “VC Professional of the Yea” by the Asia Venture Capital Journal.
Guo received a MS degree in Engineering from Chinese Academy of Sciences (formerly known as University of Science and Technology of China) in 1988. In 2000, he led his team to built Digital China into the “First Brand on IT service in China”, realizing the second-round development of the company. Under his leadership, with digital as its mission, Digital China boasts advantages in resources in the world and possess the ability to integrate the whole industry chain after years of efforts and innovation,
Guo has nearly 30 years of experience in strategic development and business management, and was listed as one of “China’s Top 50 Influential Commercial Leaders” by Fortune (Chinese Edition) for three consecutive years from 2011 to 2013. He won the 1998 China’s Top 10 Outstanding Youth Science and Technology Innovation Award, the 2002 China’s Top 10 Outstanding Youth, the 2002 Outstanding Youth Achievements Translation Award (issued by China Association for Science and Technology), 2003 Future Economic Leaders the 2005 (1st) Chinese Young Entrepreneur Management Innovation Award, the 2008 Outstanding Contribution Award (issued at the 20th Anniversary of Zhongguancun Science Park) and the 2011 Ten Years of Outstanding Model in China Software Industry.
Guo is currently serving as a member of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, member of the 4th Committee of Advisory Committee for State Information, chairman of the Beijing Information Association, chairman of the National Strategic Alliance of Smart City Industrial Technology Innovation and chairman of the 6th Committee of Chinese Private Technology Entrepreneur Association.
Duane is the founding managing partner of Qiming Venture Partners. He has nearly 30 years of operational and investment experience and started engaging in venture capital investment in 1999. Prior to founding Qiming, Duane was the director of Intel Capital China where he led the strategic investment activities of Intel, and spent over 5 years at Cisco Systems in China, holding various senior management positions. He started his career in Silicon Valley as a software engineer and later as an engineering manager in the data communications industry. His investments include ChinaCache (NASDAQ: CCIH), Cootek, DocIn, Qiniu, Yunzhisheng, Xiaoyi, Intelligent Automation, Face++ and UBTech. He is the governor of the China Venture Capital Association and member of the VC committee of AMAC.
Duane was born in China and educated in America. He holds an MBA degree from the University of California at Berkeley, a MS degree in Computer Science from Stanford University and a BS degree in Computer Science from San Francisco State University.
CEO of Oriza Holdings Liu is the CEO of Oriza Holdings and the chairman of China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) Ventures Co. Ltd, SIP Oriza Yuandian Ventures Co. Ltd, SIP Oriza Kaifeng Ventures Co. Ltd, SIP Oriza Chongyuan Capital Management Co. Ltd., and Oriza Capital Management Co. Ltd. Additionally, Mr. Li serves as the executive director of SIP Shahu Financial Service Company as well as the director of CDB Kai Yuan Capital Management Co. Ltd, Huaxin Investment& Management Co. Ltd, Shunfeng Holding (Group) Co. Ltd and Huaren Culture Co. Ltd. Since 1995, he has worked as lawyer of Suzhou Future Law Firm, director of Social Affair Bureau of SIP’s Administrative Committee, vice chairman of Suzhou Ventures Group, vice director of Suzhou Labor and Social Security Bureau, and director of SIP’s Social Insurance Fund Management Center.
Shen is the global managing partner of Sequoia Capital, founder and managing partner of Sequoia China, and founder of Ctrip and Home Inn.
In 1993, backed by Patrick J. McGovern, the founder and chairman of Boston-headquartered International Data Group (IDG), Shong formed Pacific Venture Technology Fund (renamed IDG Capital Partners) in China. Shong completed the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program in 1996. He received MS degree in Journalism and Communication from Boston University’s College of Communication in 1987. He pursued graduate studies at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, majoring in Asian economy and international business. He studied Journalism at the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences from 1984 to 1986 after graduating from Hunan University in 1982 with a major in English. He has been the director of Boston University since 2005 and non-executive director of WPP since 2013.
Yao Lijun has two PhD degrees in Materials Science from Harbin Institute of Technology, China and Hiroshima University, Japan respectively, and is recognized as one of the leading experts in mastering the core technology of ultra-high purity metal materials and sputtering target for ultra large scale integrated circuit in the world. Upon graduation, he returned to China and established Konfoong Materials International Co. Ltd (KFMI) in 2005. After KFMI was changed into a stock corporation in 2014, Yao served as the chairman and general manager. Yao was selected as distinguished expert of the “National Thousand Talents Program” in 2009, and received the “Outstanding Contribution Award for implementing the “11th Five-Year Plan” National Science and Technology Plan and the “11th Five-Year Plan” Major National Science and Technology Contribution Award. Yao was deputy of 12th Jiangsu Province People’s Congress and 14th Ningbo City People’s Congress.
Andy Yan joined SAIF in October 2001 and is currently the managing partner of SAIF. Prior to joining SAIF, he worked as the managing director & head of Hong Kong Office of Emerging Markets Partnership which is the Principal Advisor to AIG Asian Infrastructure Funds. He has held the position of director for Strategic Planning & Business Development at Sprint International Corporation. His career also spans his work as economist with the World Bank-Policy, Planning, and Research Division and he was a research fellow at the Hudson Institute Washington, D.C. as well as at the State Commission for Economic Restructuring of the State Council of China. He has also worked as chief engineer with Jianghuai Airplane Corporation. He graduated from Nanjing Aeronautic Institute with a bachelor's degree in engineering. He holds a MS degree in Sociology & Economics from Peking University and a MS degree in International Political Economy from Princeton University.
Jeffrey Zeng is the chairman and managing partner of Shenzhen Hongtai Fund, as well as the chairman of Oriza Houwang Venture. He has 20 years of experience in venture capital investing. Since 2008, Zeng has been the senior managing director of CITIC Capital Holdings Limited (CITIC Capital), and general manager of Kaixin Venture Investment Management Co. Ltd, responsible for the venture and growth business of CITIC Capita. Zeng served as the managing director at Walden International, a globally famous venture investor, and was responsible for the venture capital operations in China and Asian region from 2001 to 2008. He also worked in CITIC Pacific Limited in Hong Kong and Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) in Japan. Zeng is currently, an independent director of United Overseas Bank Limited and three publicly traded companies, namely Chinasoft International Limited (Hong Kong Exchange), SMIT Holdings Limited (Hong Kong Exchange) and CTS International Logistics Corporation Limited (Shanghai Stock Exchange). Zeng is the chairman of 1st Joint Committee of China Venture Capital Association, executive director of AAMA in China, director of 2005 Committee of Western Retuned Scholars Association, member of the National Thousand Talents Program and the Sea Poly Project of Beijing Overseas Talents. He holds a BS degree in Economics from Nagasaki University, Japan and a MS degree in management from Stanford University.
Under the supervision and guidance of the steering committee, the organizing committee consisting of representatives from 1000 Talents Venture Capital Center and 1000 Talents Expert Fellowship is responsible for the following things:
1) Formulate the overall implementation plan of the event and the specific operation of each process, and submit it to the Steering Committee for review.
2) Organize registration and evaluation work
3) Recommend the members of the jury panel and formulate the evaluation methods of the competition, and submit it to the Steering Committee for review.
4) Review and release the list of entrepreneurial mentors proposed by the sponsors.
5) Review and release the paired methods and results of entrepreneurship projects and entrepreneurial mentors.
6) Organize foreign liaison and propaganda.
7) Be responsible for the other related affairs.