500 Startups Founder, Dave McClure, is set to take on Lei Jun, China’s premiere Super Angel in the Chaoyang District Saturday, October 15th, 2011. This goodwill match between the two Super Angels will bring Western analysis up against Eastern philosophy. Dave McClure and his “Geeks On A Plane” team hope to upset the hometown favorite, but who will walk away looking like the real mobile Internet guru?
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Lei Jun vs. Dave McClure – Saturday Night Fight
Mr. Lei joined Kingsoft Corporation, Ltd. in 1992 and was appointed as the General Manager in 1998. Led by Mr. Lei Jun, Kingsoft was listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong on Oct 9th, 2007. In December 2007, Mr. Lei relinquished his position as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer and President of the company, but remained as an executive director and Vice Chairman of the Board.
Mr. Lei was Co-Founder and Chairman of Joyo.com, which was founded in April 2000 and sold to Amazon.com in 2004. In Dec. 2006, Mr. Lei has invested UCWEB as an angel investor. Mr. Lei has received many honors including being named the Chinese Internet Innovator, the best Chinese Annual Angel Investor, one of the Business Leaders with Influence in the next 30 years, the Most Contributive Leader in the Software Industry, and one of the Elite People in Chinese Internet Industry.
Mr. McClure is a geek, startup investor, former software developer & entrepreneur, tech blogger, marketing nerd, and overall fan of entrepreneurship. He lived in Silicon Valley for over 20 years and loved every minute of it. He currently runs an internet seed fund and startup incubator program in Silicon Valley called 500 Startups which has made investments in more than 150 companies as of June 2011.
Previously, he started and managed the FF Angel early-stage investment program for Founders Fund in 2008, and also managed the Facebook fbFund incubator program in 2009. After leaving PayPal in 2004, he made over a dozen startup investments as an angel investor, including Mint.com where he was an advisor & consultant, and which was later acquired by Intuit in 2009 for $170M.
He advises and invests in geeks and entrepreneurs creating new consumer & small business internet startups. His specialty is helping startups improve product and marketing efforts by emphasizing customer development, an iterative approach, and the collection and measurement of simple, actionable metrics.
Main speaker: Lei Jun, Super Angel & CEO of Xiaomi
Dialogue: Lei Jun vs. Dave McClure, Super Angel & Founder of 500 Startups
- Experiences as an Angel Investor
- Are we in a bubble?
- Western Analysis vs. Eastern Philosophy
- What makes a solid startup company?
- Do the same selection tactics that work in Silicon Valley work in China?
Language: Chinese/English (Simultaneous Translation)
Date: October 15th, 2011
Location: Beijing, China
创业影院 Cinema Venture
Organizer: Great Wall Club
Media Partner: Tencent
Size: 100 people
Entry fee: 200 RMB/person
Schedule for October 15th:
18:30-18:40 Opening Speech: Bo Yiqun, President of GWC-China
18:40-19:40 Keynote and Q&A: Lei Jun (Super Angel & CEO of Xioami)
19:40-20:30 Dialogue: Lei Jun vs Dave McClure, Super Angel & Founder of 500 Startups
20:30-22:00 Networking & Buffet
1. MobiTalk will be free for GWC members (only one per company).
2. Registration Deadline: October 14th, 5:00 PM
3. Our venue is limited by 100 seats. First come, first serve! Register here.
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Episode #3: Alibaba, Floating on a Cloud
Main Speaker: Dr. Jian Wang, Alibaba’s Chief Architect & President of Cloud Computing
Date: November 4th, 2011