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China's largest seed fund, ZhenFund was set up in 2011 by Xu Xiaoping (Bob Xu), Wang Qiang (Victor Wang) and Sequoia Capital China. The original ZhenFund (or ZhenFund 1.0) was founded in 2006 when Xu began investing as an angel investor, after the New Oriental Education & Technology Group he co-founded went public on NYSE. ZhenFund's notable investments include Jumei, Jiayuan, LightInTheBox, Miyabaobei, Meicai and 17zuoye, among the more than 300 startups it has betted on.

Born in 1987, Wu became so obsessed with the game Counter-Strike as a high school student his family sent him to Canada to focus on his studies. He received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Toronto in 2010. After graduation, he worked briefly as a game developer and an auditor in the TMT industry. Before joining Hero Entertainment as co-founder and president, Wu was the youngest vice president in the history of ZhenFund, a Chinese VC firm. From 2012 to 2015, he helped ZhenFund invest in multiple successful gaming projects, including several developed by Hero Entertainment.

One of China’s most famous angel investors and a prolific speaker, Xu Xiaoping (b.1960) is the managing partner of ZhenFund, a TMT-focused seed fund he founded with close friend and business partner Wang Qiang, in collaboration with Sequoia Capital China, in 2011. Xu began investing in 2006, after the New Oriental Education & Technology Group he co-founded became the first Chinese education company to list on NYSE. Trained as a professional musician, Xu plays the piano, violin, and oboe, and composes music as a hobby. He is also the author of more than 10 books. He studied at the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music and holds a master's in Music from the University of Saskatchewan.

Partner of Zhenfund, Wang Qiang (b.1962) co-founded this TMT-focused seed fund with his longtime friend and partner Xu Xiaoping, in collaboration with Sequoia Capital China, in 2011. The angel investor also co-founded NYSE-listed New Oriental Education & Technology Group, where he was executive vice president in charge of teaching and training at Beijing New Oriental School, and Industry vice-president and group chairman. A leading specialist in English-language education in China, Wang has lectured at the English department of Peking University and served as senior consultant to the English channel of China National Radio. He majored in English language and literature at Peking University and holds a master's degree in computer science from the State University of New York. Wang is a lover and collector of antiquarian books.

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