DKU Distinguished Speaker Series | Vision-Driven Entrepreneurship | Weixing Chen | Duke Kunshan University

DKU Distinguished Speaker Series | Vision-Driven Entrepreneurship | Weixing Chen

E.g., 09/28/2021
E.g., 09/28/2021
04/26
14:00 to 15:30
AB 2103 | Online

On campus: AB 2103
Zoom link: https://duke.zoom.us/j/91220922767?pwd=MThXWk5sNzViZGhFZlp2M2ROSEdhUT09
This event is open to the public.

Weixing Chen is chairman of Funcity Holding and Funcity Capital, and founder of Kuaidi Dache. Born in April 1983, Chen is a graduate of Zhejiang University. He is a member of the Zhejiang Provincial Committee of the Communist Youth League, a member of the Standing Committee of the Zhejiang Youth Federation, vice chairman of the Zhejiang Youth Entrepreneurs Association, and vice chairman of the Zhejiang Youth Association. He is a recipient of China’s National Outstanding Individual in Employment and Entrepreneurship award, and was a Forbes China 30 Under 30 Entrepreneur.

Chen began his entrepreneurial journey in 2006 as an undergraduate student at Zhejiang University. So far, he has created star projects including Magic Campus, Kuaidi Dache, Winbaoxian, Kuaihuoyun and Funcity Capital. Among these projects, Kuaidi Dache received investment from giants such as Alibaba, Softbank Group and Tiger Fund. In early 2015, Kuaidi merged with Didi Dache and started its growth as an internet giant.

Funcity Capital focuses on ventures and investments in new-tech sectors and holds dual currency funds (RMB & USD) with over RMB 10 billion in assets under management. It has invested in unicorn companies such as ByteDance, Meiyou, Tiger Brokers and Krspace. Winbaoxian has rapidly become the top internet insurance service platform in the industry since its launch, with investment led by Ant Financial, valued at nearly RMB 1 billion. Kuaihuoyun aims at empowering the upgrade of the traditional logistics industry by building up a modern logistics system in the new era of Internet of Things. So far, industrial parks for digital freight networks have been built up across the country.

Chen is also a strong advocate for the blockchain industry. He is dedicated to blockchain research with scholars and experts to realize a socio-economic formation of safety, openness, equality, liberty, and intelligence.

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