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Interview with GMIC SV 2014 Speaker Sheng Fu, CEO of Cheetah Mobile

Fu Sheng

Cheetah Mobile is a mobile internet company with more than 340 million monthly active users as of September 2014. Cheetah Mobile is the second largest internet security software provider in China by monthly active users as of September 2014, according to iResearch. Clean Master app by Cheetah Mobile the #1 mobile app in the Google Play Tools category worldwide by monthly downloads in March 2014, according to App Annie.

Cheetah Mobile’s offerings include Clean Master, CM Security, Battery Doctor and Duba Anti-virus. The company also provides various platform products such as Duba.com, Cheetah browser, game centers, and mobile app stores to provide multiple user traffic entry points and global content distribution channels for its business partners. Cheetah Mobile listed on NYSE and raised $168m in May 2014.

Fu Sheng, CEO, Cheetah Mobile answers a few questions in the run up to GMIC SV 2014. Catch Fu Sheng at the Thought Leader stage at GMIC Silicon Valley 2014 on December 2nd, from 11:00 AM to 11:20 AM.

1) The theme of GMIC SV 2014 is Mobilizing the Next 5 Billion. What does the theme mean to you?

For Cheetah Mobile, reaching the next 5 billion is an attainable goal. Of course, what we have reached so far is just the beginning. While Cheetah Mobile is going global, we aim to replicate the success of the “free to use” model that’s currently in China to the rest of  the world. Our reputation is as important as our customer satisfaction and product quality. 5 billion is just a number, while what in front of us is unimaginable.

2) What are the short term goals for Cheetah mobile to grow in the US market?

Our customer base is steadily growing in the United States. To further accelerate market growth and monetization, we focus not only on customer needs but also continue to optimize user experience and improve on overall product quality .

3) What are some of the trends you see in the mobile industry globally?

First of all, mobile internet is making the world easier to connect to and more accessible. Globalization gives great opportunities to companies and individuals to create the perfect arena for fair competition. Any product has the chance to acquire users globally, so we are seeing increasingly more companies on the web that are competing for customers. Secondly, we are seeing the rapid rise of Chinese companies in the mobile internet field. The uniqueness of the large Chinese market, the diverse purchase experience, as well as the tried and tested business model gives Chinese companies better chances to compete in the U.S. market.

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