30 Foreign Entrepreneurs in China

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Surging demand from the growing middle class, incentives from local governments and a burgeoning business ecosystem – China has never been so attractive for foreigners looking to build a business. This list presents outstanding foreign entrepreneurs in China.

Number of Laureates: 30
Name Company Position Industry Country Bio
Alvaro Montoya
Akkadu
Co-founder 
SaaS
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Akkadu is building a platform that enables live translated streaming by combining human and AI to interpret events, seminars, workshops, and podcasts.
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Akkadu is building a platform that enables live translated streaming by combining human and AI to interpret events, seminars, workshops, and podcasts.
Amit Chatterjee
Shadow Factory
Founder & CEO
VR
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Shadow Factory is a B2B virtual, augmented, and mixed reality production services company headquartered in Hong Kong.
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Shadow Factory is a B2B virtual, augmented, and mixed reality production services company headquartered in Hong Kong.
Andrew Shewbart
ALO7
Executive VP
Edutech 
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ALO7 is a digital curriculum producer for English language education in China, the world’s largest English language learning market.
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ALO7 is a digital curriculum producer for English language education in China, the world’s largest English language learning market.
Benjamin Claeys
QRzebra
 Founder
SaaS
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QRzebra allows customers to generate customized QR codes. The company claims to get 30% more scans than any other classic black and white QR code.
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QRzebra allows customers to generate customized QR codes. The company claims to get 30% more scans than any other classic black and white QR code.
Biman Liyanage
Wonder Technology
Co-founder
AI
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Wonder Technology is an emotion AI company with the patented technology in voice emotion detection algorithms can detect up to 231 emotions from speech. Company is focused on using the technology for mental health applications.
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Wonder Technology is an emotion AI company with the patented technology in voice emotion detection algorithms can detect up to 231 emotions from speech. Company is focused on using the technology for mental health applications.
Claudia Masueger
CHEERS Wines
Founder & CEO
Retail
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CHEERS Wines is an international wine retail chain which makes wine drinking fun and affordable and grows with a Franchise concept.
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CHEERS Wines is an international wine retail chain which makes wine drinking fun and affordable and grows with a Franchise concept.
Colin Bogar
Property Passbook
CEO
Real Estate
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The Property Passbook data algorithms use thousands of data points to help investors invest with the same research and data tools as major Wall Street investment firms.
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The Property Passbook data algorithms use thousands of data points to help investors invest with the same research and data tools as major Wall Street investment firms.
Eric L.Schmidt
Eventbank
Co-founder & CEO
SaaS
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EventBank is a cloud-based engagement management technology company that provides chambers of commerce, associations, event organizers, marketers, and businesses with solutions designed to streamline operations and eliminate engagement challenges.
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EventBank is a cloud-based engagement management technology company that provides chambers of commerce, associations, event organizers, marketers, and businesses with solutions designed to streamline operations and eliminate engagement challenges.
Erik Forsberg
Innobridge / Candidus Innovation
CEO / Co-founder
Incubator / 3D Pinting
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Erik Forsberg is specialized in optical science. He co-founded an incubator, Innobridge and an 3D printing company, Candidus Innovation. He was selected 1000-Talent Plan by Zhejiang province.
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Erik Forsberg is specialized in optical science. He co-founded an incubator, Innobridge and an 3D printing company, Candidus Innovation. He was selected 1000-Talent Plan by Zhejiang province.
Erik Walenza-Slabe
IoT One
CEO
IoT
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IoT ONE helps companies understand and act by providing research, innovation and implementation services in IoT.
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IoT ONE helps companies understand and act by providing research, innovation and implementation services in IoT.
Fabian Von Heimberg
Hotnest Technology
Co-founder
SaaS
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Hotnest is an artificial intelligence data service provider for China media and advertising industry.
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Hotnest is an artificial intelligence data service provider for China media and advertising industry.
Giuseppe Tomasello
edugo.ai
Founder
Edutech 
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edugo.ai is an app for Chinese language learning where users can have both teacher and the content. With edugo.ai, one can have an advanced AI technology to study the content that is customized for the student.
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edugo.ai is an app for Chinese language learning where users can have both teacher and the content. With edugo.ai, one can have an advanced AI technology to study the content that is customized for the student.
Hojjat Azadbakht
AINOSTICS
CEO
Healthcare
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AINOSTICS is a Medical AI company that is targeting to thrive in the Chinese market. The company is located in a perfect environment and could learn from the more prominent Chinese companies.
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AINOSTICS is a Medical AI company that is targeting to thrive in the Chinese market. The company is located in a perfect environment and could learn from the more prominent Chinese companies.
James Lalonde
Yodo1 Games
Co-founder
Gaming
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Yodo1 is committed to discovering and promoting high-quality games, both in China and on a global front.
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Yodo1 is committed to discovering and promoting high-quality games, both in China and on a global front.
Julien Reincke
Dashmote
 China Director
SaaS
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Dashmote decodes the visual web and extracts valuable insights from images. The company helps brands to understand and predict consumer trends based on where, when, and what people are posting on social media.
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Dashmote decodes the visual web and extracts valuable insights from images. The company helps brands to understand and predict consumer trends based on where, when, and what people are posting on social media.
Lucas Rondez
Nihub
Founder & CEO
Incubator
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Lucas Rondez is the Founder and CEO of Nihub, an incubator that focuses on accelerating overseas projects and startups in China. He was granted honorary Hangzhou citizenship award for his cross-cultural contributions.
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Lucas Rondez is the Founder and CEO of Nihub, an incubator that focuses on accelerating overseas projects and startups in China. He was granted honorary Hangzhou citizenship award for his cross-cultural contributions.
Matt Scott
Malong Technologies
Co-founder & CTO
AI
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Malong Technologies is an AI company whose mission is to empower developers and businesses with the most accurate visual product recognition technologies available on the market.
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Malong Technologies is an AI company whose mission is to empower developers and businesses with the most accurate visual product recognition technologies available on the market.
Matt Conger
Cadence Translate
CEO
Enterprise Services
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Cadence is a provider of language services to the global business and investment community.
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Cadence is a provider of language services to the global business and investment community.
Michael Simonet
Qingdao Alea E-Commerce
Founder
Retail
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Qingdao Alea E-Commerce is specialized in operating Chinese Marketplaces for its overseas clients.
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Qingdao Alea E-Commerce is specialized in operating Chinese Marketplaces for its overseas clients.
Nathan Siy
Evoke Electric Motorcycles
Founder & CEO
Auto
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Evoke Electric Motorcycles design, manufacture and leads development in smart mobility and its applications with safer, faster charging and environmentally friendly power train.
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Evoke Electric Motorcycles design, manufacture and leads development in smart mobility and its applications with safer, faster charging and environmentally friendly power train.
Paddy Robertson
Smart Air
Founder 
IoT
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Smart Air is a social enterprise that promotes DIY air purifiers as a low-cost solution to indoor particulate air pollution in China, India, and other countries where air pollution is causing health problems.
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Smart Air is a social enterprise that promotes DIY air purifiers as a low-cost solution to indoor particulate air pollution in China, India, and other countries where air pollution is causing health problems.
Rich Bishop
AppInChina
CEO
Enterprise Services
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AppInChina is a Beijing-based tech company that helps its clients to maximize the performance of their apps in China.
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AppInChina is a Beijing-based tech company that helps its clients to maximize the performance of their apps in China.
Richard Coward
China Admissions 
CEO
Education
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China Admissions is an education platform that connects overseas talent to China. The company is supported and trained directly by Chinese universities, cooperating and liaising on a daily basis.
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China Admissions is an education platform that connects overseas talent to China. The company is supported and trained directly by Chinese universities, cooperating and liaising on a daily basis.
Ronan Berder
Wiredcraft
Founder & CEO
Online Advertising
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China Admissions is an education platform that connects overseas talent to China. The company is supported and trained directly by Chinese universities, cooperating and liaising on a daily basis.
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China Admissions is an education platform that connects overseas talent to China. The company is supported and trained directly by Chinese universities, cooperating and liaising on a daily basis.
Ruslan Dautov
HPCD Lab
CEO
SaaS
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HPCD Lab is a multi-cloud SaaS platform which helps to save money on the cloud infrastructures. The company platform is analyzing businesses bills and cloud infrastructure usage.
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HPCD Lab is a multi-cloud SaaS platform which helps to save money on the cloud infrastructures. The company platform is analyzing businesses bills and cloud infrastructure usage.
Sarah Keenlyside
The Bespoke Travel Company
 CEO 
Tourism
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Bespoke Travel Company provides customize immersive and authentic trips in China and Japan.
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Bespoke Travel Company provides customize immersive and authentic trips in China and Japan.
Sebastian Gaudin
CareVoice
CEO and Co-founder
Healthcare
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The CareVoice is a health insurtech company providing, tailor-made and compelling plans to its customers.
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The CareVoice is a health insurtech company providing, tailor-made and compelling plans to its customers.
Sotiris Stasinopoulos
Popular Robotics
Founder & CEO
Robotics
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Popular Robotics aims to make robotics and AI accessible to everyone through its online platform Robociti, including educational material, networking, online competitions and hardware sales.
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Popular Robotics aims to make robotics and AI accessible to everyone through its online platform Robociti, including educational material, networking, online competitions and hardware sales.
Stuart Oda
Alesca
Founder & CEO
Agritech
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Alesca Life is an agricultural technology company that builds indoor vertical farms and farm management software to make food production more localised and data-driven.
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Alesca Life is an agricultural technology company that builds indoor vertical farms and farm management software to make food production more localised and data-driven.
Thibault Genaitay
Le Wagon 
Head of China
IT
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Le Wagon is a coding academy with campuses in 20 countries, running a global coding bootcamp.
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Le Wagon is a coding academy with campuses in 20 countries, running a global coding bootcamp.

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