Sponsor list

2016 SVIEF > Sponsor list

Annual Sponsor

Cheetah Mobile

Cheetah Mobile is a leading mobile application developer, the #2 largest internet and mobile security corporation in China. Cheetah Mobile takes pride in providing faster, simpler and safer mobile internet experience for users worldwide. By the end of March 2016, Cheetah Mobile’s apps have been downloaded over 2.76 billion times worldwide and mobile Monthly Active Users have exceeded 651 million. Our main products include Clean Master, CM Security, CM Browser, CM Launcher, Piano Tiles 2, and more. In June 2015, Cheetah Mobile has launched China’s very first global mobile advertising platform, Cheetah Ad Platform. This has marked an important step for Cheetah Mobile in the path of becoming one of the leading global mobile advertising platforms.

DIAMOND SPONSOR

TechCode

It is building the leading global entrepreneurship ecosystem by providing Incubation, Acceleration, Venture Funding, and Strategic Consulting to companies all over the world.

By integrating a wide range of global resources, the TechCode Accelerator program supports startups with the intellectual capital they need to commercialize their technologies. TechCode launched its first AI+ Accelerator at its Silicon Valley office in June 2016. The next AI+ Accelerator will be global, open to fifty startups from all over the world.

The TechCode Incubator provides startups with the space and access to the human capital that they need to build and sell their products

The Venture Funds of TechCode connect startups with the financial capital that they need to scale up.

TechCode provides Strategy Consultants to later-stage startups and big companies with actionable insights to make better decisions about cross-border innovation, market entry strategy, supply-chain partnership, and open innovation initiatives.

Shenzhen Zhongxing CredEx Finance Technology Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen Zhongxing CredEx Finance Technology Co., Ltd.(herein after referred to as CredEx Finance Technology), it’s a financial technology company, used with mobile internet technology output, big data risk control technology, financial credit products designing for borrowing and repaying anytime anywhere, which let funds from licensed financial institutes can more effective to meet the financing needs of small business owners and consumers. CredEx Finance Technology was founded by ZTEHoldings Co., LTD, Beijing Zhonghong, and entrepreneurial team, etc., and also has capital participation with famous venture capital DT Capital Partners and Tiantu Capital.

GOLD SPONSOR

East West Bancorp

East West Bancorp is a publicly owned company with $27.6 billion in assets and is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol “EWBC”. The Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, East West, is one of the largest independent banks headquartered in California. East West is a premier bank focused exclusively on the United States and Greater China markets and operates over 130 locations worldwide, including in the United States markets of California, Georgia, Nevada, New York, Massachusetts, Texas and Washington. In Greater China, East West’s presence includes a full service branch in Hong Kong and representative offices in Beijing, Chongqing, Shenzhen, Taipei and Xiamen. Through a wholly-owned subsidiary bank, East West’s presence in Greater China also includes full service branches in Shanghai and Shantou and a representative office in Guangzhou. For more information on East West Bancorp, visit the Company’s website at www.eastwestbank.com.

Alibaba Cloud

Alibaba Cloud is the Cloud Computing division of Alibaba Group. It is the largest public cloud service provider in China and world’s 3rd biggest web hosting provider.

Grandall Law Firm

Grandall Law Firm was founded in June, 1998. It is one of the largest full-service law firm in China and has offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Kunming, Tianjin, Chengdu, Ningbo, Fuzhou, Xi’an, Nanjing, Nanning, Jinan, Chongqing, Suzhou Hong Kong, Paris, Madrid and Silicon Valley.

Grandall has over 400 partners and almost a total combined workforce of 2,000 people, including attorneys, foreign counsels, paralegals, secretaries, administrative and other support staff. Over 90% of its partners possess a Doctor’s or Master’s degree or other senior qualifications, and many of its legal experts and professionals are recognized as top practitioners in their respective fields of specialization.

With six professional committees, including the Securities & Capital Market Committee, Company & Commerce Committee, Banking & Finance Committee, International Investment Committee, Infrastructure Construction Committee, and Intellectual Property Committee, Grandall is able to provide its clients with widely-covered, specialized and teamwork-based professional services.

Grandall is also a PRC law firm authorized by many overseas securities exchanges (including, without limitation, Hong Kong Stock Exchange, New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, Australian Securities Exchange, and Singapore Exchange Limited) to offer legal opinions and comments for public offerings and M&A projects.

Grandall’s key practice areas include Finance & Securities, Corporate & Business, M&A and Restructuring, Cross-border Investment, International Trade, Intellectual Property, Private Placement, Dispute Resolutions and other professional services. Especially, Grandall almost has been ranked at the first place every year for deals of domestic/overseas IPO, refinancing, material asset restructuring and M&A as well as other comprehensive indices. Grandall also earned awards and recognitions from many rating agencies for its services in areas relating to investment, finance and securities.

Silver SPONSOR

Northeastern University

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a top-tier global research university and the recognized leader in experiential learning, anchored in the world’s largest and most innovative cooperative education program. We integrate classroom studies with opportunities for professional work, research, service, and global learning in 128 countries. The university’s use-inspired research enterprise is strategically aligned with three global imperatives: health, security, and sustainability. Northeastern offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools, and select advanced degrees at graduate campuses in Charlotte, North Carolina, Seattle, Washington, and now our first hub in Silicon Valley.

ZTE Corporation

ZTE Corporation is a global leader in telecommunications and information technology. As part of ZTE’s mobile information communication technologies (M-ICT) strategy, the company is committed to providing integrated end-to-end innovations to deliver excellence and value to consumers, carriers, businesses and public sector customers around the world to enable increased connectivity and productivity. Founded in 1985, ZTE is listed on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges. In 2015, ZTE achieved an annual revenue to over RMB 100 billion for the first time, with a net profit increase of 21.8% to RMB 3.21 billion, driven by new operations including semiconductors and the Internet of Things.

With the industry’s most comprehensive product range and end-to-end solutions, ZTE offers cutting-edge wireless, access & bearer, value-added services, terminals and managed services to telecommunications carriers, in addition to ICT solutions for enterprises and government agencies. ZTE’s advanced capabilities enable leading telecommunications operators and Fortune 500 enterprises in more than 160 countries to achieve their business objectives and increase competitiveness. In addition, ZTE’s acclaimed AXON, Blade, and SPRO series of smartphones and mobile devices are chosen by consumers around the world.

ZTE believes in technology innovation as a core value of the company, investing more than 10% of annual revenue in R&D. The company has established 20 state-of-the-art R&D centres in Asia, North America and Europe and employs over 30,000 research professionals in the development of next-generation technologies including 5G, the Internet of Things, NFV, SDN, Cloud Computing, Big Data and Smart City. ZTE has filed applications for more than 66,000 patents, with over 24,000 granted. Since 2010, ZTE has been ranked among the world’s Top-3 for patent applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) each year, according to the World Intellectual Property Organization.

As a member of the UN Global Compact, ZTE is committed to a vision of balanced, sustainable development in the social, environmental and economic arenas. Promoting freedom of communication around the world, the company has incorporated innovation, technological convergence and the concept of “going green” into the product life cycle. This includes R&D, production, logistics and customer service. The company is also committed to maximizing energy efficiency and minimizing carbon emissions.

With Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) a key priority for the company, ZTE played an active role in relief efforts following events such as the 2015 earthquake in Nepal. ZTE also established the ZTE Special Children Care Fund, the largest charity fund of its kind in China.

Looking forward, ZTE is committed to pursuing the company’s M-ICT strategy together with its customers and partners, and driving innovations in telecommunications and ICT globally as the business and technology needs of the industry continue to evolve.

UltraCPA LLP

UltraCPA LLP, as a CPA Firm, provides full scope of audit, accounting, tax, and consultant services to businesses and success individuals. As a member of Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), American Institute of Certified Public Accounting (AICPA), and Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA), UltraCPA has the most respected China-U.S.A. cross boarder expertise in the CPA industry. UltraCPA is the most diversified Chinese CPA firm in the United States with offices in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Hong Kong, and Canada.

DLA Piper LLP

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 30 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients through practical and innovative legal solutions that help our clients succeed.

Cloud Service Provider

Alibaba Cloud

Alibaba Cloud is the Cloud Computing division of Alibaba Group. It is the largest public cloud service provider in China and world’s 3rd biggest web hosting provider.

MEDIA SPONSOR

Red Cube Production

Red Cube is a cross-border one-stop shop that provides social video marketing and public relations service to early-stage companies. We provide high-quality, attention-catching video production services that are designed to help our clients to achieve their business goals. We specialize in commercial ads, crowdfunding videos, event videos, promotional videos and explainer videos.

FeVR

FeVR is a virtual reality content creator brand under Black Sails Technology. FeVR aims to deliver premium VR experiences through production and distribution of VR contents, as well as products and technology.

TRANSPORTATION PROVIDER SPONSOR

SF Pinnacle Limousine & Private Tour

It is a trusted and reliable provider of chauffeured transportation services for corporate clients and leisure travels. We provide airport transfer, wedding limo, city tours, all kind of corporate/private events. We provide private jet services nationwide in the U.S. We provide full-range services for corporate clients, including hosting the entire journey for business conventions, real estate investment trip, visiting scholars, and any kind of themed group trip.

SignKloud, Inc.

SignKloud, Inc. is the leading provider of Portable Ad Space (TM) at trade shows, events and retail malls across the United States of America and Canada. Our US Patent Pending Digital-Out-of-Home (DOOH) platform delivers highly engaging Full HD video content for advertisers to effectively target, engage and convert audience. We help owners and operators of expositions, events and retailers monetize high traffic venues without the complexities and costs of fixed installations. To find out more about how to boost your event’s revenue, contact us at www.signkloud.com.

EVENT SPONSOR

WE Housing

WE Housing | www.WE-Housing.com is a fast growing marketing and education service company, helping international students and scholars prepare to study and lead a delightful life in the United States, while providing marketing service to off-campus housing management companies. Each year, we cooperate with large student apartments and offer attractive discounts to help thousands of students save money on rent. Founded in 2007 and based in Dublin, CA, World Elites has grown into the expert in student housing market among international students and scholars.

NEDO

NEDO is Japan’s one of the largest national research and development funding organization established in 1980. NEDOoperates under the supervision of Japan’s METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industries) to address domestic energy issues and global environmental issues, and to enhance industrial technology.

Sotheby's International Realty

Arthur’s reputation and talent, coupled with Sotheby’s worldwide recognizable brand makes him one of the most sought after consultants in Silicon Valley by Professionals and international firms transferring executives in and out of the area. Some of Arthur’s success’s include the first $100 Million home sale in the US and the highest priced home sale in Santa Clara County history (per MLS).

Sophia Song’s team has been providing professional real estate services in North California, from Silicon Valley to San Francisco. As a full-time team speaking fluently both English and Chinese, we have extended its service to the next stage, global services., we have a very strong partner, not only to provide you with real estate transactions, but also provide loans, lease, investment immigration, study abroad, and especially, services for many overseas guests with a convenient condition. This service has been warmly welcomed by our client from all over the world and has been highly appreciated.

Our team in California’s Silicon Valley has good reputations. We have helped many clients find their dream homes, and our service is not limited within the state. As a member of Sotheby’s International Realty, we can make referral for our client to all over the world. We had also provided opportunities to buyers from China to acquire their dream house in the shortest time with a very low interest rate loans, and finally help them to rent the house out. Our reputation has brought us many referrals from our customers. On the other hand, many homeowners have came to us to ask for their houses listed ranging from a one million up to ten millions of dollars.

M.Labs Inc

M.Labs Inc is a smart interactive platform development company that started from government funded projects. Our current main development is mSTUV. mSTUV allows users to find information within a video.

Vode Media, Inc.

Vode Media is a San Francisco Bay Area based full service video production company specialized in 360° VR video contents.

RealSilicon

RealSilicon has established itself as a premier “System on Chip” solutions company with specialization in solving High Performance and Low Power design challenges. The company has to its credit over 20 Complex SoC / ASIC tape outs that is has rendered to the top 50 Semiconductor & Systems Companies. The company has architected solutions in the areas of Leakage Reduction, Near Threshold, Adaptive Speed and Fast Wake / Go-To sleep technologies. Some of these architecture are patented and some in the process. With these technologies RealSilicon is in a strong position to enable companies working in IoT, Wearables & AR/VR to realize their concepts in Silicon. RealSilicon is head quartered in Cupertino and has its engineering centre in Bangalore, India.