With over 18 years of experience in telecom, satellite communications, and IT, Mr. Zhu is a successful entrepreneur and angel investor and is widely recognized as a pioneer of IP telephony in China. Mr. Zhu is the founder of InnoValley, a major mobile internet incubator/accelerator in China with investments in over 50 companies, including four in California, since its inception. Mr. Zhu is also Founder & CEO of Cgogo Co. Ltd, a leading mobile search provider to wireless carriers globally. Founded in 2004, Cgogo's investors include the Li Ka-Shing Foundation, whose founder is the wealthiest and most influential businessperson in Asia, and JAFCO, a leading Japanese investment firm.
Beginning in 1996, Mr. Zhu was Co-founder & CTO of NeTrue Communications, eventually becoming CEO of NeTrue China prior to it being listed in North America as the first publicly-traded IP telephony company in the world. Mr. Zhu led NeTrue's technology team and successfully developed leading-edge products which then won seven major industry product awards. Under his leadership, NeTrue was not only voted one of the 500 Best Telecom Companies Worldwide by BusinessWeek but was also named one of the top 10 IP telephony solution and product providers by Piper Jaffery. With NeTrue, Mr. Zhu developed strong hands-on experience in launching, developing, and financing emerging growth companies through multiple development stages.
Before founding NeTrue, Mr. Zhu worked with American Express, AEC Express Corp. and IDS Corp. in a variety of roles including senior software consultant, team leader and director of product development. He received an MS Degree in Computer Science from Arizona State University and has been a frequent guest speaker in international forums on voice-over-IP held in the US, Japan, Europe, Singapore, Hong Kong and China. He has also featured in Forbes and other well-known business magazines.
Other Team MembersJack Z. Chen - Chairman & CEO
William Lee, Ph.D. - Managing Director
Yu-feng (Frances) Chou, Esq. - COO & General Counsel
Kevin Wang - Consultant
Alex Cree - Consultant
Corrina Liu - Associate
Frank Fu - Operating Director and Accounting Manager
Jingbin Guo - Senior Advisor
Guanping Feng, Ph.D - Senior Advisor
Baizhu Chen, Ph.D - Advisor
Bo Zhu - Advisor