William Bao Bean: high demand in new role

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William Bao Bean

William Bao Bean

Since William Bao Bean took on a new role as managing director of ChinaAccelerator early 2015, he also stepped into the limelight in a rather public role, compared to his earlier VC-activities. And people have noticed that change, as the demand for William as a speaker has spiked over the past few months.

Not surprising: he is one of the leading voices on innovation in China, preparing Chinese firms to enter a more global role.
SOSventures is a usd235m evergreen fund known as the “Accelerator VC” with six partners running five global accelerator programs: HAX for hardware in Shenzhen, Indie.bio for biotech in San Francisco and Ireland, Food-X for food in New York and Chinaccelerator for Internet in Shanghai.  SOSventures invests in over 140 companies per year and over its 22 years has a net realized IRR of 36% putting it in the top 3% of VCs in the world.

Chinaccelerator invests in two batches of 10 startups per year in the Spring and Fall.  The focus is on Internet, helping companies from China and across Asia attack the global market and companies from across the world enter China and SE Asia