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InnoSpring Salon: Rich Communication, with Tony Zhao, CTO of YY Inc.


Welcome to InnoSpring Salon!

Our goal: to provide a platform for the great minds to congregate, connect and collaborate.
Our recipe for fun:
Select an industry guru to lead an open forum on a hot topic
Handpick attendees from the very best and brightest in the industry related to the chosen topic
Mix everyone together to spark new ideas
The YY IPO debut is seen as an ice-breaking move to revive the U.S. IPO market for Chinese companies. It was the first listing by a Chinese company in the U.S. in eight months.– Forbes Magazine
YY’s experience may spur other Chinese companies to move forward, it’s really going to pave the way for other similar IPOs.–Bloomberg News
YY Inc. is one of those rare cases that made a successful entrance into the U.S market. It ushered in a new renaissance of Chinese technology offering in the United States.
We are so thrilled to have Tony Zhao, CTO of YY speak at InnoSpring Salon.

Tony, Bin Zhao is CTO & VP of operation at YY, Inc (Nasdaq:YY). In this position he led the team to grow YY from a few thousands to over 10 million peak concurrent users. Prior to YY, he was the founder of p2p streaming company NeoTasks (acquired by YY in 2008). He was also early team member of various IT startups in Zhong Guancun and Silicon Valley, including WebEx, Inc.
YY is a revolutionary rich communication social platform that engages users in real-time online group activities through voice, text and video. YY Client, its core product launched in China in July 2008, has attracted 400.5 million registered user accounts as of September 30, 2012. It has achieved approximately 10 million peak concurrent users and approximately 70.5 million monthly active users on YY in August 2012.
As a successful entrepreneur, Tony Zhao will share his story with YY Inc. As an industry expert, he will share his insight in the real-time communication area. Among the topics discussed:
1)      Real-time voice and video technology and trends; applications in the areas of online games, music concert, E-learning covering language, finance, software, and other subjects, live shows and conference calls;
2)      Road to IPO; YY’s Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
3)      How to adapt to local business environment when you return to China
We promise you a great and informative night. This is an invitation-only event, so please register here.
We look forward to having you join us!
About InnoSpring Salon
InnoSpring Salon (IS Salon) is a series of close-knit and quality events organized by InnoSpring. IS Salon was initiated as part of InnoSpring’s mission to provide a nurturing startup ecosystem. IS Salon selects the topics across various industries and brings in the speakers through InnoSpring’s connections such as InnoSpring mentors and advisors. For the upcoming IS Salon, please check our website

About InnoSpring
InnoSpring is Silicon Valley’s first US-China technology startup incubator focused on nurturing American and Chinese start-ups to expand beyond their home countries. InnoSpring was formed as a joint partnership by Tsinghua University Science Park (TusPark), Shui On Group (Shui On), Northern Light Venture Capital (NLVC) and Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). For more information, please visit

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to What people would say about YY

    March 5, 2013

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    Thank you..

    March 1, 2013

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