Bridging the Gap Between Boston & Beijing – The Qihoo 360 Story
Saturday, December 10, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM (EST)
Highland Capital Partners is honored to host one of China’s most noteworthy tech entrepreneurs, Hongyi Zhou, the CEO of Qihoo 360 (NYSE: QIHU), for the entrepreneurial, technology and business community in Boston.
During this special event, Hongyi will tell the Qihoo 360 story – how the company got started, scaled early growth and eventually emerged as China’s third largest Internet company. He’ll discuss the opportunities for the company going forward and how it plans to maximize growth in China.
Hongyi will also be available for audience Q&A around Qihoo 360, his entrepreneurial journey in China, and building and scaling organizations.
|9:00am||Registration & Breakfast|
Welcome & Speaker Introduction
|9:45am||Bridging the Gap Between Boston & Beijing: The Qihoo 360 Story
Hongyi Zhou, Founder & CEO Qihoo 360
|* Please note, Mr. Zhou’s presentation and discussion will be in Chinese Mandarin|
Mr. Hongyi Zhou is a co-founder of Qihoo 360, China’s third largest Internet Company and the number one provider of Internet and mobile security solutions, and has served as chairman and chief executive officer since August 2006. Mr. Zhou has over ten years of managerial and operational experience in China's Internet industry. Prior to founding Qihoo, Mr. Zhou was a partner at IDG Ventures Capital since September 2005. Previously, Mr. Zhou was the chief executive officer of Yahoo! China from January 2004 to August 2005. In 1998, Mr. Zhou founded www.3721.com, a company engaged in Internet search and online marketing business in China, and served as its chairman and chief executive officer until www.3721.com was acquired by Yahoo! China in January 2004. Mr. Zhou received his bachelor's degree in computer software in 1992 and his master's degree in system engineering in 1995 from Xi'an Jiaotong University, China.
Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. is a leading Internet company in China as measured by active user base. The Company is also the No. 1 provider of Internet and mobile security solutions in China as measured by active smartphone user base, according to iResearch. In addition, Qihoo 360 also provides users with secure access points to the Internet via its market leading web browsers and application stores. The Company has built one of the largest Internet open platform in China. Qihoo 360 monetizes its massive user base primarily through online advertising and through Internet value-added services on its open platforms.
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Highland Capital Partners
Founded in 1988, Highland Capital Partners is a global venture capital firm focused on putting the entrepreneur first. With offices in Silicon Valley, Boston and Shanghai, Highland has raised over $3 billion in committed capital and invested in more than 225 companies, resulting in category-defining businesses across consumer and enterprise technology. Investments include 2U, Aereo, Ask Jeeves, Bromium, Calxeda, Leap Motion, LevelUp, Lycos, MapQuest, Nebula, QD Vision, Qihoo 360, Quattro Wireless, RentJuice, Rent the Runway, Starent Networks, Sybase, Violin Memory, VistaPrint and WePay. Highland also serves as a mentor for future entrepreneurs through Summer@Highland, a program that provides students and university-affiliated startups with the environment and resources to take their initiative to the next level. For more information, visit www.hcp.com.