Alvin Graylin

Vice Chairman, Industry of Virtual Reality Alliance / President, Virtual Reality Venture Capital Alliance / China Regional President of Vive, HTC

Mr. Graylin has over 20 years of business management experience in the technology industry, including 15 years in Greater China. He co-founded mInfo (www.minfo.com) in 2005, a market leader position in mobile search/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, Mr. Graylin 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 truly personalized yet easy user experience. Mr. Graylin is currently in the process of launching a new international social platform in 1H/2015. Prior to mInfo, he was the CEO/founder 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.

Mr. Graylin speaks at numerous international conferences around the world, has been featured on the BBC, ABC, CCTV, SMG and regularly writes for leading publications on the topic of mobile technology, china business, digital marketing and entrepreneurship. Mr. Graylin was 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. Mr. Graylin is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. He enjoys golf, tennis, boxing, swimming, poker, chess, travel and reading.

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” -Friedrich Nietzsche

From Alvin: It’s an oldie but a goodie. Embodies perseverance, risk taking and acceptance that the journey isn’t going to be easy. All keys to entrepreneurial success!

Specialties: Mobile, Social, Mobile Marketing, LBS, online security, semiconductors, financial analytics, cross-border, Telecom Services, Fund raising, Key Account Sales, Gov relations

Based in Shanghai.

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