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Advisory Board

 


Jason Hsu

Jason Hsu

Jason serves as Managing Partner of Chinese Founders Fund and facilitates CFF’s businesses in greater China areas. He has recently led CFF to form a strategic partnership with Taishan and also serves as a venture partner. Previously working in Chinbid as a VP, Jason has a great exposure in the beginning of Chinese Internet era. Jason had also worked in traditional sectors and obtained solid field experiences in trading and prospecting projects with renowned enterprises such as NIKE. Jason specializes in organizing resources and strengthening management capabilities in startup companies. CFF focuses on T.M.T. and Green industries, initiates cross-border business models and provides start-up’s first outside source of seed and early stage resources & financing. Headquartered in Beijing, CFF has proven expertise in identifying and helping extraordinary entrepreneurs. Jason holds a MBA degree from the US.





Richard Yang

Richard Yang

Richard was one of the founders of New Oriental Education & Technology Group, a Chinese success story in the education industry. The company went public at New York Stock Exchange with a market capitalization of about 2 bn USD. For the last years, Richard was also active as a Business Angel especially in the education and online sector. He holds a Bachelor of Beijing University, a Master of Tsinghua and a PhD from Frankfurt University in Law.





Ocean Meng An

Ocean Meng An

Ocean is an active angel investor and successful entrepreneur. After founding E4 ticketing Corporation, Gehua Ticketing Corp. and Gehua Media and Entertainment, Ocean is currently an active business angel investor. His past portfolio includes E4 ticketing, Taiji Resources,5i5j, Top100 and currently holding over 10 other startups. Gehua ticketing was acquired by Ticketmaster in 2008. He is also an influential investor in live event industry and TV production industry. Projects he invested including Pavarotti Farewell Tour, Sarah Brightman World Tour, TV show Chinese Idol etc.. Ocean has a Master from UCLA. Taishan Media, entertainment, Energy and resources expert.





Chris Hong Wen

Chris Hong Wen

Chris belongs to first group of internet entrepreneurs in 90s, who have successfully founded innovative startups. Joining China Mobile in 2001, Chris extended into mobile industry, where he helped various multinationals to enter China, including Index and Disney. Chris has been an active business angel for many startups. He brought his expertise in Internet, Wireless communication, new media and clean energy into Taishan.





Thomas Trueb

 

Thomas Trueb

Since 1992, Thomas is a Member of the Board of Directors of Ringier AG, the largest Swiss Media house. Ringier is a multinational media company conducting business in Europe and Asia. With its approximately 7500 employees, Ringier publishes newspapers, magazines and online portals and produces and markets television programs. At Ringier, Thomas is responsible for New Markets and the Asian Region. He is a highly experienced entrepreneur and manager. In 1989, he invented and founded CASH, a prominent business magazine and internet portal. He is also the co-founder of the Swiss business magazine BILANZ.





Dr. Cornelius Boersch

 

Dr. Cornelius Boersch


Since 1991, Conny has been an entrepreneur, e.g. as founder and CEO of ACG. He was responsible for the IPO in 1999 (NEMAX50) and its growth strategy. In 2000 he was elected entrepreneur of the year. After ACG he was shareholder and investment manager of a German-Swiss investment group. Conny is considered one of the most acknowledged business angels and fund investors in Europe (nominated “European Business Angel of the Year” in 2009). Since 2005, Conny has focused his activities in Mountain Partners Group. He studied Business Administration at ebs European Business School, in Colorado and Paris.





Dr. Jovan Hsu

 

Dr. Jovan Hsu


Jovan is the founder of Chinbid.com (1999), merged with Eachnet.com - later acquired by eBay (2003). He also founded The Chinese Founders Fund, a Green & T.M.T. - focused VC firm and Jovan Ventures, a T.M.T.-dedicated angel investment firm. Jovan’s investments include some of the early startups in the areas of DNS, C-C auction, online payment, search engine, digital publishing, and mobile services in China as well as e-commerce in Taiwan, green technology in Vietnam & Romania, and high-technology companies in the US.





Jovanka Porsche

 

JovankaPorsche


As Co-Founder of Teltschik Hauer Associates and Chief Executive Officer, Jovanka Porsche (formerly Jovanka Hauer) offers wide ranging advice and support based on years of experience in the fields of international investment banking and finance as well as corporate management and restructuring. Based first in Germany, then Hong Kong and eventually London, Mrs. Porsche was working for the leading Asian investment bank where she developed successful strategies for companies entering Asian markets. 





Philip Qu

Philip Qu


As Taishan’s Chief Legal Counsel, Philip actively supports and structures all legal issues for the fund and its portfolio companies. Philip is a top lawyer for foreign direct investments, M&A as well as private equity and venture capital. He has supported numerous leading international media companies like Time Warner, Walt Disney and Google with their operations in China. Moreover, Philip is a member of the Advisory Board to the Telecoms Administration of the PRC Ministry of Information Industry and was awarded ‘Asia’s Leading Lawyer’ for PRC IT & Telecoms Law several times. Besides, he is also an active Business Angel and is invested in a couple of early stage companies in China. He earned his LL.B from Peking University Law School.





Leo Wang

Leo Wang


Leo is the founder of Mobile2.0 Forum with 1500+ professional members from Telecom, Internet and Mobile industry. He is dedicated to the wireless industry and very well experienced in this area. During the past 8 years, he has been working in telecommunication; value added service, social networking service, mobile application and handset platform field. Such as being founder of BOSSONLY.COM and being advisory for companies such as Deutsche Telekom China, MediaTek (MTK) Investment Dept. or Yeepay.com.





Daniel Wild

 

Daniel Wild


Daniel was founder and CEO of getmobile AG, the leading provider of online and TV sales for mobiles in Germany. Since 2001, he is active as an institutionalized business angel and CEO of Tiburon Partners AG; he for instance actively supported the growth of Xing, Lokalisten, StudiVZ and many other successful startups. He was raised for several years in China and since then developed his network in this region as well.





Brian Weimin Xin

 

Brian Weimin Xin


Brian has rich experience in Internet, Mobile, software development, and technology business management, in both startups and multinational companies. Brian is the current CTO of MSN China. Before joining MSN, Brian was the Chief Technology Officer of iKang, the first IT-based healthcare management company in China. Brian received his BSEE and MSEE from Tsinghua University in China. Brian served as the president of Tsinghua Alumni Association of Northern California (THAA-NC) during 2004-2005.





Wang Zhidong

 

Wang Zhidong


Wang Zhidong is a serial entrepreneur and business angel investor. He is a founder and former CEO of Sina (NASDAQ:SINA). From 1992, Wang Zhidong established Beijing new world of electronic information technology institute, RichWin information and technology LTD and Sina. He is a chief designer of several Chinese platforms like BDWin, Chinese Star, RichWin. He was president and CEO of RichWin and Sina for a long time, succeed in several global finance operation and led Sina to be the largest Chinese portal site and go public in NASDAQ in 2000. Right now, he is CEO of Dianji Science and Technology LTD.





Zany Yian Zeng

 

Zany Yian Zeng


Zany is Co-founder?Executive Director and COO of Oak Pacific Interactive, which was founded in 2002, focusing on creating China's next generation largest interactive entertainment network rich-media platform in new internet communication and transmission way by following new generation spirit. Currently OPI owns a number of well-known internet sites and brands, such as mop.com, xiaonei.com, donews.com, uume.com, banma.com. Previously, Zany was first person who joined chinaren.com as technology director, presided over the development of product "alumni club", which represents China's younger generation online life.






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