At CEO (Boardroom Media) we track over 1,000,000 startups and over 5,000,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top Beijing based CEO’ operating in the EdTech space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected].
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Founder & CEO of Huohua Siwei
Jian Luo is the founder and CEO of Huohua Siwei, a leading online education company in mathematics for children. Previously, Jian served as a co-founder and CTO of Ganji. He is also a proud dad of two sons who ignited his passion for education.
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About Huohua Siwei: Huohua Siwei is a China-based online education platform for K-12 children, specializing in math & science.
Founder & CEO of Yuanfudao
Yong Li is the founder and chief executive officer of Yuantiku, an online education product launched by Beijing Fenbi Lantian Technology Company Ltd. He was the former business division chairman of NetEase, a web portal. Prior to that, he worked for Workers Daily, Finance and Economics Magazine, Southern Weekly, and Global Entrepreneur. Li obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Renmin University of China.
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About Yuanfudao, Yuantiku: Yuanfudao provides live courses and tutoring through an online platform.
Founder & CEO of Universal Education
Peter is the Founder and CEO of Universal Education to which he brings years of international experience, and a vision of improving educational opportunities and outcomes for students, teachers and professionals all over the world. Peter has lived in 8 different countries which led him to realize maximizing the benefits of education requires innovative approaches through new combinations of curriculum, pedagogy, and technology. After seeing so many trying to navigate and succeed in the complex international education system, Peter was inspired to apply his business knowledge to solve these challenges. By founding Universal Education, Peter has sought to synthesize his education, international exposure, and business experience in impactful ways for everyone.
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About Universal Education: Universal Education provides access to education for students, teachers, and professionals around the world.
CEO of Knowbox
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About Knowbox: Knowbox, an education mobile app start-up focused on helping students and teachers manage their homework.
Founder&Chairman&CEO of New Oriental Education & Technology Group
Minhong Yu is the founder, Chairman and CEO of New Oriental, a company providing a comprehensive range of educational services. Yu is also the Vice Chairman of the Beijing Young Entrepreneurs Association and Vice Chairman of the Committee of Education of the Central Committee of the China Democratic League. Prior to founding New Oriental, Yu was an English instructor at Peking University between 1985 and 1991. Yu received his Bachelor’s Degree in English from Peking University. Minhong Yu is the Director of Kidstone.
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About Aplus Labs, Hongtai Capital Holdings, New Oriental Education & Technology Group: New Oriental Education & Technology Group offers a wide range of educational programs, services, and products.
Co-Founder and CEO of yoli
James LaLonde has been a founder of several successful startups including Yodo1 (mobile gaming) and yoli (mobile-based education) all based in China. He started his career at Microsoft in 1990 and since then has held a number of executive roles in companies such as McAfee (Intel), Brocade Communications Systems. An American based in Silicon Valley, he has been a long time resident in Asia (Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shanghai and currently Beijing) developed an impressive list of industry contacts in software, telecommunications, gaming, mobile, messaging, cloud computing and eCommerce. James LaLonde reads, writes and speaks Japanese, Chinese fluently in addition to his native English. During his Microsoft days in Japan he wrote a bestselling book in Japanese. In 2018 he wrote “The Tao of Startups” that is a best seller in both English and Chinese. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HMBFSZ3/
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About Yodo1, yoli: yoli is a mobile English learning platform that connects English learners with tutors.
Founder and CEO of 6APT
Yifan Chen (陈一凡) is the founder and CEO of 6APT, an online booking platform for international apartments. He is also the founder of Tongwei Sichuang Network Technology (Beijing) Company Limited. He completed his higher studies in Britain and established his own business in China, in 2012.
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About 6APT, Red Date Technology: 6APT is an online platform that enables students to find and book apartments from anywhere.
Founder and CEO of Vericant
Guy graduated Summa Cum Laude from Columbia University with a dual Computer Science and Electrical Engineering degree. Immediately after graduating, he flew to Hong Kong to raise seed money then went to Beijing to found his first startup. Since then Guy has been a serial entrepreneur in China and in 2010 sold his third startup’s core technology to a publicly listed company. Guy Currently works as co-founder of Vericant, a company that helps US schools better understand their Chinese applicants through on-demand video interviews. Guy is also an advisor for several other startup companies. Outside the office you will most likely find Guy on the field playing Ultimate Frisbee or on the phone with someone, somewhere speaking Hebrew, English or Mandarin.
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About Vericant: Vericant helps academic institutions identify their top Chinese applicants via 3rd-party video interviews & spoken English evaluation.
Co-Founder & CEO of Sanjieke
Hou Xianhui is a Co-Founder and CEO at Sanjieke.
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About Sanjieke: Sanjiekeis an online education platform targeting IT professionals.
Co-Founder & CEO of Jike Xueyuan
Born in a family of teachers, love programming, programming is a confident belief. 2002 was admitted to Beijing University of Posts of Computer Science, “Introduction to Computers” freshman courses on hanging branches, after the study room overnight programming to enhance programming skills by running code, junior professor Kuang Jian met, began to understand the most important thing is to learn programming combat. After writing the first mainland Chinese Android development tutorial “Google Android development of entry and actual combat,” and founded China’s largest mobile developer community eoe in 2009; in 2011 to join AAMA Ya-jie Chamber of Commerce, has become the youngest period of six AAMA students; geeks College founded in 2014, in July to become the only selected Chinese venture accelerator Microsoft IT career online education company, is committed to providing the highest quality of professional education for the IT practitioners, upgrade their skills and pay, eventually get better jobs development Mechanism; 2015 Legend of the Star venture CEO selected Gifted classes, while studying Li Keqiang’s visit Zhongguancun venture street, geeks College into the only met online education company.
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About Jike Xueyuan: Jike Xueyuan is a online education company
Founder and CEO of Jisuanke
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About Jisuanke: Online Computer Science Program for Producing Top-class Engineers