My partners and I hosted a CEO Dinner this evening in SF on Mobile Commerce & Community. We had a terrific crowd of about 30 CEOs in attendance from some of the top companies in the mobile arena. Sam Shank of HotelTonight and Sarah Friar of Square were our guest speakers and there was lively conversation among the group.
Some highlights include:
Today we are welcoming David Zhu, a former executive and long-time colleague from Baidu as the newest member of our team. We’ve known David for more than 12 years starting when Jixun was an early investor and board member at Baidu. Since then we’ve worked together on a number of projects, most notably Social Touch, a top social media management platform, which was formed by GGV Capital and Buddy Media, and E Dian Bao (EDB) which supports more than 2,000 e-tailers on Taobao.
New post up today on TechCrunch where I provide a bit of an insider’s look at the success of BlueKai. It’s a story I think will resonate with many entrepreneurs, and is titled “Success, Reality and the Myth of “Up and to the Right.”