Mountain View, CA • January 9, 2017 at 5:30PM

Matrix is a Venture Capital firm founded in Boston in 1977. In 2008, Matrix opened offices in Beijing and Shanghai. Currently, there are 4 USD funds and 5 RMB funds under management with a total AUM of USD 3 billion. Matrix China has over 350 portfolio companies including most recent unicorns in China, such as Cheetah, Didi-Kuaidi, Momo, Eleme, JD Finance, Xiaomi, and 58.

The Matrix Partners team will be sharing their industry perspective and discuss potential investment opportunities. Core team members including David Zhang, the founding and managing partner of Matrix China, will be at the event.

AGENDA

5:30pm
Registration
6:00pm
Introduction of Matrix Partners China
David Zhang, Founding Managing Partner, Matrix Partners China
6:15pm
Perspective & Strategy in A.I. Sector
Harry Man, Partner, Matrix Partners China
6:35pm
Panel Discussion Moderator: HuaDong Wang, Partner, Matrix Partners China
Speakers:
Ren Wu, Founder & CEO, NovuMind
Zhifeng Chen, Software Engineer, Google Brain
Xianfeng Ding, Director, Huawei Sensor Lab
7:05pm
Networking Reception
8:30pm
Networking Reception Concludes

Agenda is subject to change.

About David Zhang

David Zhang co-founded Matrix Partners China with the belief that being based in China is critical to successfully investing in young, entrepreneurial companies in the region. “International investors who visit China every now and then cannot have a local perspective, and they are too slow to react to the local opportunities,” he says.

As a Founding Managing Partner of Matrix Partners China, he is responsible for investments and operations, including investing in a number of leading companies, such as Bona Films (NASDAQ: BONA), 21ViaNet (NASDAQ: VNET), Edan Instruments (SZ: 300206), Cheetah (NYSE: CMCM), Career International, Umeng, Liebo, Momo (NASDAQ: MOMO), and others.

David Zhang, Founding Managing Partner, Matrix Partners China

About Harry Man

In 2008, Harry joined Matrix Partners China as a founding member of the team with a focus on investments in Artificial Intelligence and Internet Finance. Prior to Matrix, Harry is a Partner at WI Harper Group and led investments in their China office in the TMT sector. Before WI Harper, Harry led the corporate development teams of two US listed internet and mobile companies, and helped Linktone Ltd. (NASDAQ: LTON) and chinadotcom (Nasdaq: CHINA) in their investments in various sectors respectively. Harry started his career as a management consultant with Arthur Andersen in 1998.

Harry has been investing in China since 2000, and always focuses on early stage internet and mobile sectors. During the past 15 years, Harry led investments in Momo Technology (Nasdaq: MOMO), 21Vianet (Nasdaq:VNET), Sungy Mobile (Nasdaq: GOMO), iKang (Nasdaq: KANG), Editgrid (sold to Apple), Mapbar (sold to RenrenNasdaq:RENN), UMeng(sold to Alibaba Group), Koudai and Kuaidi.

Harry Man, Partner, Matrix Partners China

About Michael Zuo

As one of founding members, Michael brings to Matrix Partners China rich investment experiences. He joined WI Harper after graduation in 2002, and played an instrumental role in WI Harper’s investment in Focus Media in 2004, working with David Zhang. Michael has been ranked by Zero2IPO as one of the top 10 rising stars of China’s Venture Capital Industry in 2006.

Within Matrix Partners China, Michael is heavily involved and had led investments in Cheetah Mobile, Baofeng, Liepin, Yuantiku, To8to, Anjuke, Babytree, 36Kr, Beisen, OneAPM.

Michael Zuo, Partner, Matrix Partners China

About Huadong Wang

Huadong Wang is a Partner of Matrix Partners China, focusing primarily on investments in Artificial Intelligence, new content for young internet users and Healthcare.

Prior to his involvement in venture capital, Huadong was a Senior Editor of Sohu IT Channel, focusing on mobile Internet reports and offline developers’ salon. Before that, he worked in Yahoo! China as a virtual community operations specialist.

Huadong Wang, Partner, Matrix Partners China

About Zhuyan Li

Zhuyan Li is an associate at Matrix Partners China. He is responsible for identifying and evaluating investment opportunities in New Technology sectors, including Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality.

Before joining Matrix Partners China, Zhuyan has more than three years working experience as a product manager in Baidu.com (NSDQ: BIDU). He majored in product management and design, and owns extensive ideas in fields of Search Engine, Wireless and Personalized Recommendation. Zhuyan graduated from BUPT and received a bachelors degree in Communication Engineering. In his spare time, Zhuyan devotes himself into TMT start-up salons and NGOs. He established an organization called TMT-Salon with several friends. On the other hand, he is a senior volunteer of Junior Achievement with four years experience.

Zhuyan Li, Associate, Matrix Partners China

About Matrix Partners China

Matrix Partners China is committed to building long-term relationships with outstanding entrepreneurs and helping them build significant, industry-leading companies.

Affiliated with Matrix Partners, a premier U.S. venture capital firm, Matrix Partners China was founded in 2008 to focus exclusively on investments in China.

Since its inception in 1977, Matrix Partners has made hundreds of investments and played an active role in the development of many successful businesses, 50 of which went on to IPO, and 75 of which have gone on to profitable M&A events. The firm consistently ranks in the top venture firms in terms of returns to its investors.
Matrix Partners China combines local knowledge with global experience and vision. Our team consists of both former entrepreneurs and experienced investors. Our past successes include Focus Media, Eachnet, and Baidu, among others. We invest across multiple sectors and stages.

Matrix Partners China