He co-founded mInfo (www.minfo.com) in 2005, a market leader in mobile search and advertising solutions in China. mInfo served as strategic partner to all three Chinese mobile carriers for mobile search, and was the official mobile search provider for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. It also serves numerous leading brands on mobile marketing solutions and thousands of SMEs throughout China. In late 2012, mInfo spun-out a new location-based social networking platform called Guanxi (www.guanxi.me) funded by Singapore Telecom and DFJ.
In 2013, Alvin co-founded MODEL+ (www.modelplus.cn), China’s only cross-agency search and booking platform for professional models. In May 2014, Firefly (www.ifirefly.cn) a new events-focused mobile social app was released to market integrating the latest Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies to enable a personalized yet easy user experience.
Prior to mInfo, Alvin was the CEO of two other venture-backed technology start-ups in the US, and held P&L roles at public companies such as Intel, Trend Micro, and WatchGuard technologies.
Alvin speaks at numerous international conferences around the world, has been featured on the BBC, ABC, CCTV and regularly writes for leading publications on the topic of mobile technology, Chinese business, digital marketing and entrepreneurship. Born in China and educated in the US, he received his BS in electrical engineering at the University of Washington, MS in computer science from MIT and MBA from MIT’s Sloan of Management.