MARCH 16, 2023 UPDATE
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THIS EVENT IS NOW AT FULL CAPACITY.
Full video of the interview will be provided afterwards at FoundersHK.com
FoundersHK is hosting a in-person discussion with KK Wong, Cofounder of Xiaomi and Edith Yeung, General Partner of Race Capital and FoundersHK.
Xiaomi was founded by Lei Jun, KK Wong and 6 other co-founders in 2010. Today, Xiaomi is world third largest smartphone brand ins the world with over 150 million units sold in 2022. The smartphone commodities of Xiaomi include different series such as Mi Series, Mi Note Series, Mi Max Series, Mi Mix Series, Mi NoteBook Series, Redmi Series, Blackshark, and Pocophone. Xiaomi has around 291.6 million active users for its MIUI updates. Besides, the company also offers laptops, mobile apps, mobile accessories, wearables, home appliances, and smart-home devices.
Come join us on March 22 and learn:
The Xiaomi story
What is KK's experience from 14 years in Microsoft to being a startup founder?
What next for KK and what is he excited about in terms of technology?
Advice for Hong Kong founders and ecosystem
Host / Moderator
About KK Wong
Born and raised in Hong Kong, KK Wong is the Co-founder of Xiaomi Technology, Director of Xiaomi Foundation and former Head of Xiaomi Explore Lab, where he was responsible for Mi cloud, AIoT platform, and Mi Router/VR business unit.
Graduated from Purdue University in Computer Science, KK has spent 14 years in Microsoft since 1997. He built the data analysis system and workflow system of BizTalk in Seattle, then was responsible for the instant messaging, camera/media applications and cellular core framework in Windows Mobile and Windows Phone 7 in Microsoft China. In 2010, KK co-founded Xiaomi with Mr. Lei-Jun, the CEO of Xiaomi and other partners. KK was responsible for Cloud platform, Mi Router, VR headset(co-develop with the Meta Oculus team), IOT and AI platform in Xiaomi. KK is now the Director of Xiaomi Foundation.
Edith is a native Hong Konger and General Partner at Race Capital - an early-stage Silicon Valley venture capital fund investing in all things infrastructure. Edith is the seed investor in Solana (has been dubbed one of the best venture investments of all time), Lightning Network, Agora.io, Placer.ai, RapidAPI, and 60 other amazing startups.
Prior to Race Capital, Edith was a partner at 500 Startups, the world's most active early-stage fund and incubator which invested in Twilio, Credit Karma, Grab, and 2000 more companies.
Before 500, Edith was the general manager at Dolphin Browser, a Sequoia Capital - backed mobile browser with over 150 million installs worldwide. Edith also worked with many Fortune 500 companies such as Siebel, AMS, AT&T Wireless, and Autodesk. She frequently speaks on Crypto, China and Silicon Valley technology and investment landscape. She is also a frequent guest lecturer at Berkeley and Stanford and commentator on BBC, CNBC, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, SCMP, Techcrunch, etc
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