Co-founder of Waterdrop and general manager of Shuidi Huzhu of Waterdrop (Shuidi)
Hu Yao graduated in 2009 from Nankai University in Tianjin with a bachelor's degree in software engineering. He was CTO at renren.com from 2008–2012 and a senior software engineer at Meituan Dianping from 2013–2014. From 2014–2016, he was VP of ONE Smart Piano. He co-founded Waterdrop in 2016 and had served as the general manager of Waterdrop Mutual Aid until the platform was shut down in March 2021.