2018 Companies

2018 Companies

ABC Capital Management

ABC Capital Management Co., Ltd. is a principal investment firm specializing in early venture, middle stage, late stage and growth capital investments. The firm seeks to invest in consumer upgrade, consumer supply chain, new service, modern agriculture, biomedicine, medical logistics and equipment, advanced manufacturing, culture, e-commerce, technology, media, telecommunication, new materials, clean energy, entertainment, consumer goods, healthcare, mobile entertainment, and mobile internet sectors. It typically invests in companies based in China. ABC Capital Management Co., Ltd. was founded in 2001 and is based in Shanghai, China. The company has additional offices in Chengdu, China and Ningbo, China.


APCO Worldwide is an independent global public affairs and strategic communications consultancy. For over 30 years and with more than 650 employees representing more than 40 nationalities, it has used its campaign instincts to help the most innovative organizations create game-changing possibilities and solve complex problems. Its mission is to enable clients to achieve their objectives through insightful counsel, authentic advocacy and creative communications. With more than 35 worldwide locations, it is also the second largest independently owned PR firm in the United States. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., APCO was founded in 1984 by Margery Kraus, who is now the firm’s Executive Chairman.

Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI)

BGI is a genome sequencing center headquartered in Shenzhen, China. It provides a wide variety of next generation sequencing (NGS) services, including: WGS, exome sequencing, transcriptome sequencing, RNA quantification. Its mission is to provide researchers and healthcare professionals with quality genomic data at rapid turnaround times with industry leading pricing. It started in 1999 as a non-governmental independent research institute intended to represent China in the Human Genome Project. It currently receives funds from private investors and the Chinese government. It is the first citizen-managed, non profit research institution in China. It provides commercial science, health, agricultural, and informatics services to global pharmaceutical companies. BGI currently operates in more than 100 countries and regions and works with more than 3000 medical institutions and more than 300 hospitals.

China Renaissance

China Renaissance Group (“CR Group”) is a leading financial institution that combines private placement advisory, M&A advisory, securities underwriting, research, sales and trading, investment management and other financial services. Providing one-stop financial services across mainland China, Hong Kong and the United States, CR Group operates a competitive and unique international network that connects China’s capital markets with the rest of the world, serving new economy entrepreneurs and investors globally.

CR Group has offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and New York, with approximately 600 employees. As of March 31, 2018, we had advised on approximately 700 transactions worth over US$100 billion since our inception, and we had AUM of approximately US$4.1 billion in new economy investments.

China Star Optoelectronics Tech (CSOT)

Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology (also called Shenzhen Huaxing Photoelectric Technology) is a China based display producer (owned by TCL, Century Science & Technology Investment and Samsung Display). The company designs and manufactures small and large liquid crystal display (LCD) screens and is developing OLED technologies. It provides high definition, full high definition, and ultra-high definition screens. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Shenzhen, China. CSOT operates as a subsidiary of TCL Corporation, a Chinese multinational electronics company.

Dà-Jiāng Innovations (DJI)

DJI is a Chinese technology company that is leading the market in manufacturing easy-to-fly drones and aerial photography systems. Headquartered in Shenzhen, DJI benefits from direct access to the suppliers, raw materials, and talent pool necessary for sustained success. Starting from a single small office in 2006, it has expanded with offices now in the U.S., Germany, the Netherlands, Japan, South Korea, Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. As a privately owned and operated company, DJI focuses on its own vision, supporting creative, commercial, and nonprofit applications of our technology. Professionals in filmmaking, agriculture, search and rescue, and more trust DJI to bring new perspectives to their work and help them accomplish feats safer, faster, and with greater efficiency than ever before.


Edelman is a leading global communications marketing firm that partners with the world’s largest and emerging businesses and organizations, helping evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. Daniel J. Edelman founded the company in 1952 as a small public relations agency in Chicago. Edelman introduced the concept of telling stories through the media to sell products and build corporate brands, helping them capture a market niche. With its grounding in consumer marketing, the firm then diversified into health, public affairs, technology and crisis management. As the client list grew, Edelman opened offices in the Asia Pacific, the Middle East & Africa, Canada, Europe & CIS, Latin America and across the United States. Today, its work encompasses communications marketing, data-and-insight-driven approaches to integrated campaigns; advisory services; and digital strategies and solutions.

GE Aviation

GE Aviation is a world-leading provider of commercial, military and business and general aviation jet and turboprop engines and components as well as avionics, electrical power and mechanical systems for aircraft. GE has a global service network to support these offerings. GE and its customers are also working together to unlock new opportunities to grow and deliver more productivity beyond traditional services. GE Aviation is becoming a digital industrial business with its ability to harness large streams of data that are providing incredible insights and in turn, real operational value for customers.

Korn Ferry

Korn Ferry was founded in Los Angeles in 1969 by Lester Korn and Richard Ferry. Throughout the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s Korn Ferry expanded its global presence by opening new offices and acquiring companies in Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand, India, China, Indonesia, and South Korea. In 2005 Korn Ferry moved their regional head office to Shanghai, China with a footprint of 73 offices in forty countries.

In 1981 the company became the largest executive search firm in the world. In August 1998, Korn Ferry partnered with the Wall Street Journal to start the internet venture Futurestep.com, which was utilized to help candidates at the middle management level specifically find positions to advance their career. In 2018, Korn Ferry rebranded its entire business simply as “Korn Ferry,” and sunsetted all the Company’s sub-brands, including Futurestep, Hay Group and Lominger. Since the firm’s inception, it has conducted over 100,000 senior-level searches, and placed about seventy thousand managers. Korn Ferry is known for its “headhunting technology”.

McKinsey & Company

Founded in 1926, McKinsey & Company is a global management-consulting firm, committed to helping institutions in the private, public, and social sectors achieve substantial and lasting improvements in their performance. With consultants in more than 60 countries, it helps clients shape direction, mobilize their organizations, build capabilities, and support execution for sustainable results.

Its commitment to research and knowledge creation supports this objective. It publishes its insights and those of external experts to help advance the practice of management and to provide leaders with facts on which to base business and policy decisions. McKinsey spans countries and industries to examine everything from leadership and corporate strategy to globalization, urbanization, and technology’s impact on business and society.

naked Hub

In 2015, naked Group, a leading hospitality, design, technology, and lifestyle brand in China, launched naked Hub. nakedHub is a new concept of working composed of innovative, beautiful co-working spaces and a vibrant online community. It is a unique platform for startups, SMEs and MNCs to develop synergies and grow their businesses. naked Hub provides an on/off line platform that enables businesses and people to unlock their full potential. Currently, it provides 10,000 members across 24 locations with the community and services they need to make a life, not just a living.


Schindler was founded in 1874 in Lucerne, Switzerland, and is one of the world’s leading providers of elevators, escalators, and moving walks, as well as maintenance and modernization services. The Group has over 1,000 branch offices in more than 100 countries, as well as production sites and research and development facilities in the US, Brazil, Europe, China, and India.

Schindler manufactures, installs, services and modernizes elevators, escalators and moving walks for almost every type of building requirement worldwide. The company specializes in the latest-technology engineering, as well as mechanical and microprocessor technology products designed and rigorously tested for safety, comfort, efficiency and reliability. Inspired by the vision of being the best service provider in the industry for its customers, Schindler will continue in the future to develop highly innovative and user-friendly mobility solutions and to deliver these to the world market.

Shanghai Entrepreneur Association

Shanghai Hippo Culture and Technology Corp., Ltd

Shanghai Hippo Culture and Technology Corp., Ltd is China’s largest computer animation studio in China. It’s the first company in China to apply motion capture technology, 3D film artificial level of muscular skeletal and binding systems, motion simulation technology, 3D space segmentation technology and three-dimensional imagery technology into large scale of industry practice. Right now Hippo Culture & Tech is the leading company in China’s culture industry with Original 3D animation production as its main business, along with the capability of digital content production, digital environment operation film and television production and distribution, derivative product development, channel construction.

Shanghai Hippo Culture & Technology Corp., LTD is located in Zhangjiang High-tech Park,Pudong,Shanghai. It offers a collection of digital content design and development service, including games, exhibition contents and industrial application with films, TV, VR(Virtual Reality), MR(Mix Reality) and multimedia interactive products. Since 2006, it has been the first original 3D animation movie company in China, and also has been identified as the Key National Animation Company and the sixth group of National Cultural Industry Base.

Shanshan Group

Shanshan Group Co., Ltd. primarily engages in the garments business in China. It offers business wear, leisure wear, fashion wear, sport wear and other products under the Smalto, renoma, LUBIAM, Marco Azzali, QUA, IORI, Le Coq Sportif, S2 city life, and Bellsen brand names. The company also provides materials for Li-ion batteries, such as anode material, cathode material, and electrolyte; and financial services, as well as develops urban complexes. In addition, it is involved in the trading and logistics businesses. The company was formerly known as Ningbo Yonggang Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Shanshan Group Co., Ltd. in June 1994. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Shanghai, China. Shanshan Group Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary of ShanShan Investment Holding Co., Ltd.


Walmart Stores, Inc. was founded by American retail legend Mr. Sam Walton in Arkansas in 1962. Over the past 50 years, the company has become the world’s largest private employer and retailer. Each week, more than 250 million customers and members visit its nearly 11,500 stores in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. Walmart continues to be a retail leader through innovative thinking, leadership through service, and above all, a commitment to saving people money so they can live better.

In 1996, Walmart entered the Chinese market and opened its first hypermarket and Sam’s Club in Shenzhen. By now, Walmart has been operating in China for 20 years with about 100,000 associates. Up to 31 Dec, 2016, Walmart has been operating 439 retail units covering 189 cities nationwide; as well as 8 distribution centers and 11 fresh products distribution centers. Walmart China partners with more than seven thousands of of suppliers in China to locally source 95% of its merchandise. All China stores are managed by local Chinese. Walmart hopes to become an integral part of China’s economic development, creating jobs and economic stimulus and working hard to build on a position as a trusted corporate citizen in China.

UBTech Robotics

Founded in 2012, UBTECH is a global leading AI and humanoid robotic company. Since 2008, UBTECH has successfully developed consumer humanoid robots, robots for business use and Jimu robot after breakthroughs made in digital servos, the core part of humanoid robots. In 2016, UBTECH Robotics has surpassed 1 billion valuation and became a unicorn startup company.

It offers Alpha 1 Pro, a humanoid robot for entertainment and education, Jimu Robot, an interactive robotic building block system that lets kids build robots, Cruzr, a cloud-based intelligent humanoid robot that provides service applications for industries and domestic environments, and Lynx, a robot with Amazon Alexa feautures. UBTech serves customers through dealers in Germany, the United States, India, Norway, France, Italy, and other countries. Jian Zhou founded UBTech in 2012, with its headquarters in Shenzhen in China and an additional office in Los Angeles in California.

USC US-China Institute

The USC U.S.-China Institute informs public discussion of the evolving and multidimensional U.S.-China relationship through policy-relevant research, graduate and undergraduate training, and professional development programs for teachers, journalists, and officials. It produces compelling public events, widely-viewed documentary films, and the popular magazines US-China Today and Asia Pacific Arts. USCI was established in 2006 by USC President C.L. “Max” Nikias (then provost). In fall 2011, USCI became part of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, whose world-class programs include those on public diplomacy, new Chinese media, and economics reporting.

Xiaomi (Mi)

Xiaomi Corporation is a Chinese electronics company headquartered in Beijing. It was founded in 2010 by serial entrepreneur Lei Jun, who believes that high-quality technology doesn’t need to cost a fortune. Xiaomi makes and invests in smartphones, mobile apps, laptops, and related consumer electronics. Its product range currently includes the Mi Note Pro, Mi Note, Mi 4, Redmi 2, Mi TV, Mi Band and other accessories. With more than 61 million handsets sold in 2014, and products launched in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, India, Indonesia and Brazil, Xiaomi is expanding its footprint across the world to become a global brand. At the start of Q2 of 2018, Xiaomi was the world’s fourth-largest smartphone manufacturer, leading in both the largest market, China, and the second-largest market, India.