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Founded in 2004 by Liu Qiangdong (Richard Liu) with just about 30 staff, (JD stands for Jingdong) has grown to become Alibaba's biggest rival and is backed by Tencent. Similar to Amazon, the NASDAQ-listed builds and controls its own distribution/logistics network, giving it an advantage in a country used to poor package delivery services.

Shanghai ZJ Capital is an angel investment firm founded by Zhang Chuan, a former senior director of Tmall and ex-VP of, and the celebrity angel investor-lawyer Wang Jie in 2012.Tmall and ex-VP of, and the celebrity angel investor-lawyer Wang Jie in 2012.

Zhang Zetian is the wife of founder and CEO Richard Liu (Liu Qiangdong).

After graduating from Nanjing University in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in Tourism Management, Wu worked for a number of e-commerce firms. He was vice president at VANCL, senior vice president at and general consultant at Wu, an original co-founder, left Luoji Siwei in 2013. He moved on from Luoji Siwei to serve as general consultant at media firm Fleet Entertainment. Wu founded Context Lab, a corporate services platform, in 2015. He is also the author of three popular business insight books.

One of the first independent PE firms in China, with US$1.5 billion currently under management, Capital Today mainly invests in companies targeting China’s booming middle class.

Founded in 1972, Kleiner Perkins, formerly Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers(KPCB) is one of the world largest venture capital firms.The firm has raised US$10 billion through 20 venture funds and four growth funds and has invested in over 850 companies worldwide. Its China advisory team was founded in 2007 with a fund of US$360 million. It has invested in many of China’s star enterprises, including one of the country’s largest ecommerce platform, or Jingdong.  

The late-stage venture capital and growth equity firm founded and led by Russian billionaire Yuri Milner manages about US$10 billion in assets. Among its well-known investments are Facebook, Twitter, Alibaba, Xiaomi,, Spotify, Flipkart and AirBnB.

The Chinese affiliate of top Silicon Valley venture capital firm Sequoia Capital was founded in 2005 by Neil Shen (Shen Nanpeng), a co-founder of Ctrip, China's largest travel booking site. With more than US$6 billion under management in 2015, the firm has invested in more than 300 startups in China, including some of the country's biggest brands: Alibaba,, Didi, DJI, Sina and Qihoo 360. Sequoia, together with China Broadband Capital, also helped to bring to China LinkedIn and AirBnB, companies that both have invested in.

One of the earliest backers of Chinese internet firms, most famously Tencent and, Hillhouse Capital is a US$20 billion fund today. Founded in 2005 by Zhang Lei, a Yale School of Management graduate (the initial US$20 million used to start Hillhouse came from the Yale Endowment), the long-term fundamental equity investor is focused on China and Asia, particularly the consumer, TMT, industrials and healthcare sectors. It manages capital for institutional clients, e.g., university endowments, foundations, sovereign wealth funds and pension funds, and invests across all equity stages.

The NYSE-listed Chinese auto content and marketing online operator is also one of the biggest players in the auto e-commerce market. Tencent, and Baidu together own almost a 34% stake in BitAuto, which started out as a platform connecting auto sellers with also one of the biggest players in the auto e-commerce market. Tencent, and Baidu together own almost a 34% stake in BitAuto, which started out as a platform connecting auto sellers with buyers.

With about US$20 billion under management worldwide, New York-headquartered Tiger Global Management was founded in 2000 with US$25 million by billionaire Charles "Chase“ Coleman. Part private equity manager, part hedge fund manager, Tiger Global is known for its big bets on tech startups, including some of today's leading names Facebook, LinkedIn, Zynga and Uber.

Richard Liu (Liu Qiangdong) is the founder, chairman and CEO of He has a bachelor's degree in sociology from People's University of China in Beijing and an EMBA degree from the China Europe International Business School.

Linear Venture was co-founded by Wang Huai, a former Facebook employee, and Zhan Chuan, who served as a senior executive to Alibaba’s Tmall and The firm invests mainly in early-stage technology-driven startups in the intelligence and big data fields.

Provident Capital is a Singapore-based venture capital firm, investing mostly in Indonesian businesses. Its portfolio spans various industries, including telecommunications, mining and agriculture. It has also invested in, the Indonesian branch of Chinese e-commerce giant, as well as Indonesian microlending startup JULO.

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