Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Moderator: Bowen Gui

Panelists: David Motley, Bo Zhu, Zhaoyu Zheng

 (Panelists are sorted by alphabetical order of the last name)

 

Imagine the Unimaginable

Innovation & Entrepreneurship panel in CMU-Summit 2015 covers five sub-topics regarding to the main topic, including:

  • Key factors of translating intellectual property into economical outcomes
  • Decision-making on investment of venture capitalists
  • Comparison of innovation and entrepreneurship environment in US and China
  • The investment trends and themes for the next decade
  • Rational and wise allocation of investment

Bowen Gui (Moderator)

 

International Business General Manager, Miyabaobei

 

Miyabaobei was founded in 2011. It is currently the largest vertical e-commerce company for baby and maternal products in China. Ms. Gui is in charge of global supply chain, FTZ business and international procurement etc.. Before joining Miyabaobei, Ms. Gui was working for BlackRock as a project manager. She was a consultant for SheerWind Inc, and the deputy general secretary for RS Capital. She also founded GUI Strategies LLC which mainly focusing on financial advisory and angel investment. She received her master degree of Information System Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

 

David Motley

 

Co-Founder and General Partner, BlueTree Venture Fund

 

David Motley is a Senior Managing Director with HEADWATERSSC. Mr. Motley offers a blend of consulting and executive level operating expertise in the client engagements that he supports. During the past several years with Headwaters, he has focused primarily on client engagements in the healthcare and medical device industries. Clients have benefitted from his considerable consulting and operating experience in the areas of governance, strategy, marketing, and product development. Many of Mr. Motley’s initial client engagements focused on early stage and emerging technology life science companies, which led Mr. Motley become a co-founder and General Partner in the BlueTree Venture Fund, a Pittsburgh based Fund, which focuses on Series B opportunities in IT and Life Science companies.

After roughly a 30 year management and executive, in 2010, Mr. Motley began working as an independent advisor and consultant to technology and innovation intensive companies, and he successfully bridged repeat engagements with Kleiner Perkins into a combination of both fee-based and equity-based assignments. In the last 4 years of Mr. Motley’s corporate career, he held positions of progressive responsibility in the medical device industry concluding with VP, GM and Covidien Surgical Devices where he had responsibility for franchise management, portfolio management, and strategy for its $2 billion portfolio of surgical products. From 1999 to 2008 Mr. Motley held executive level positions with MicroCoatings Technology, Alcoa, Inc, Respironics. During his tenure with Respironics, the company grew from $800 million to $1.4 billion prior to its acquisition by Philips in 2008. The first 20 years of Mr. Motley’s career were spent at PPG Industries.

Mr. Motley has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from Harvard University. He resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

 

Bo Zhu

 

Chief Dream Chaser, Dream Chaser Funds

 

Founder, Innovalley

 

Bo Zhu is the founder and chairman of the Innovalley Accelerator/Incubator in Shenzhen and Guangzhou, China. He is also a founder of the Dreamchaser investment management fund in Shenzhen and is acknowledged as one of the top ten most successful angel investors in China. With twenty years of experience working with Internet, IT, and telecommunication, Mr. Zhu has directed Innovalley in investing in more than 60 companies in the United States and in China, helping a majority of these companies exceed twenty times their original valuation.

Prior to establishing Innovalley, Mr. Zhu served as CMO of business and software product line unit at Huawei, and later as the President of Internet business. He has held both engineering and executive positions at Qualcomm and American Express. Mr. Zhu comes from both an investing and entrepreneurship background. He founded NeTrue Communications, a global VoIP service provider that reached IPO on the Canada Stock Exchange. He was also the founder of Cgogo in 2004, which received institutional financing. His investment portfolio includes startups such as CoverMe, DownTown, xTV, Weendy, and BoostInsider, super syllabus, gift talk, jianzhe mao, dajiatou etc.

Mr. Zhu graduated from Arizona State University with a Master of Computer Science, and holds a Bachelor from Zhejiang University in China. He is currently working on a Doctor of Business Administration from EDC Rennes School of Business in France.

 

Zhaoyu Zheng

 

Principal at ZhenFund

 

Zhaoyu Zheng is a Principal at ZhenFund where he focuses on education and O2O sectors. Prior to joining ZhenFund, Zhaoyu was Vice President of Education International Corporation, one of China's leading providers in overseas study. He also served as Principal at Taiyuan New Oriental School.

Zhaoyu received a Master's Degree in Management from Peking University and a PhD in Education from Beijing Normal University.