Chinnovate is the number one online magazine for Chinese business, news and innovation.

  • The definition of Chinese includes the wider Chinese diaspora i.e. Chinese in Silicon Valley, China, Taiwan, Singapore and Indonesian.  Over the past three decades, the Chinese diaspora have left their mark on the world. the Chinese diaspora, both natives and immigrants, have founded game-changing companies in Silicon Valley, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Singapore amongst other geographies.
  • We offer syndicated columnists, group-edited blogs and news stories with moderated comments about innovation and technology from the Chinese diaspora.
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Senior Editor

Yinglan Tan (陈映岚)

Tan Yinglan is a Venture Capitalist. Prior to becoming a Venture Capitalist, Yinglan was the Head (Projects), National Research Foundation, Prime Minister’s Office (Singapore). He oversaw the National Framework for Innovation and Enterprise and was responsible for the investments of high-tech growth ventures and venture capital funds and serves as board member / observer of selected high-tech ventures and early stage venture funds. He was responsible for launching the Technological Incubation Scheme (TIS) and the Global Entrepreneur Executives (GEE) Fund. Tan Yinglan had previously been the founding Director of 3i Venturelab China, a joint-venture between private equity firm 3i (LSE:III) and INSEAD. He had also been the Senior Assistant Director at the Ministry of Trade and Industry (Singapore), where he was the deskhead for Economic Development Board Investments portfolio. Yinglan had been at the Ministry of Defence (Singapore) where he was the recipient of the National Innovation and Quality Circle Award. Yinglan was also the Special Assistant to the Chief Economic Advisor of the World Bank, as a Milton and Cynthia Friedman Fellow. During graduate school at Stanford, he had co-founded, raised angel funding and sold an online dating startup (which is still featured as a case study in Stanford).

Yinglan is honored by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader 2012 and is a Council Member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council for Fostering Entrepreneurship. Yinglan has been named as one of 100 Leaders of Tomorrow by the St Gallen Symposium in 2010, 100 Global Thinkers 2011 by Lo Spazio della Politica, a Leader of the Next Generation at the Symposium for Leaders of the Next Generation (STARS) in 2011. In 2010, Yinglan was also named as a Kauffman Fellow, a fellowship which identifies, develops, and networks the next generation of global leaders in the venture capital industry.  Yinglan was also named Outstanding Youth of China Synergy Program (2007) and Dragon100 Young Chinese Leader (2006).

Yinglan is the author of The Way Of the VC: Having Top Venture Capitalists On Your Board.(Wiley, 2009) and Chinnovation – How Chinese Innovators are Changing the World (Wiley 2010). His book, The Way Of The VC, is used as a teaching text at various business schools and selected by Forbes columnist Marc Kramer as amongst the World’s Best Business Books. Chinnovation has been ranked #1 bestseller on in the Business & Management (International) category.

Yinglan is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technological University and teaches the Masters program in Technopreneurship & Innovation (Chinese). He has also taught at the UC Berkeley-Nanyang Advanced Management Programme and at the Advanced Management Programme at Singapore Management University and guest lectures at Fudan and Tsinghua University. He has conducted customized executive programs for executives in Apple, Cisco, Haier, Tencent, Nokia Siemens, 3i, UBS, Metersbonwe, the World Bank and for senior government officials in China, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Armenia, Brunei, Lebanon, Singapore, Laos, Philippines, Sri Lanka, South Africa and Nepal on topics on innovation and venture capital. He is an international advisor to President of the Innovation Ecosystem (Romania) of the National Council for Research and Innovation, serves on the international judging panel for Startup Chile and is a mentor at Startup Weekend.

He is a frequently invited speaker at innovation and enterprise conferences around the world, including the World Economic Forum Global Council Meetings, AVCJ International Venture Conference, Future China Global Forum, Future Trends Forum, Dow Jones – Stanford – SHVCA Conference on Corporate Venturing, Stanford’s Triple Helix Conference and Echelon. Yinglan has been featured on CNBC, CCTV, China Daily, Dragon TV, Nature, The Nation, The Deal, Business Lines (India). Korean Times, Business FM 89.9 (Malaysian), Business Times (Singapore), The Edge (Singapore), SINA, China Economic Review, Shanghai Media Group and Innovation Management.

At Carnegie Mellon University, Yinglan finished two Bachelor Degrees, a BS(ECE) and a BS(Econ), in 3 yrs and graduated top in his class, as the William L. Everitt scholar. He also received a Masters in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University. A Certified Risk Analyst, Yinglan also completed post-graduate work at Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School (under the WEF Young Global Leaders Executive Education program) and coursework for a Ph.D at Harvard University as a JFK Fellow. Yinglan has a wife and two kids, which his life revolves around. In his spare time, he is a Director at Rotary Club Pandan Valley (Singapore) and is a Paul Harris Fellow.

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Contributing Editors


Jonathan Story

Jonathan Story is Emeritus Professor of International Political Economy at INSEAD. Prior to joining INSEAD in 1974, he worked in Brussels and Washington, where he obtained his PhD from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

His latest book is China UnCovered: What you need to know to do business in China, (FT/ Pearson’s, 2010) ( He is currently working on a new book, China in the World. His previous books include “China: The Race to Market” (FT/Pearsons).


Carlota Perez

Professor of Technology and Development at the Technological University of Tallinn, Estonia, Author of Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital: the Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages [Elgar 2002]



Shari Loessberg

Senior Lecturer, MIT. In the US, she founded and runs Big World, a strategy firm focused on new ventures in new markets. She also co-founded Zeta Networks, a tech startup with roots at MIT. In addition, Loessberg spent five years in Moscow, where she was a partner, director, and general counsel of Brunswick (now UBS Russia)




Mr. Joergen Oerstroem Moeller

Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore, Adjunct Professor, Copenhagen Businees School (CBS) & Singapore Management University, former Danish Ambassador to Singapore, Brunei Darussalam, Australia, and New Zealand.


Anil K. Gupta

Dr. Anil K. Gupta is the Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Smith School of Business, The University of Maryland at College Park and a Visiting Professor of Strategy at INSEAD. He is the author of “Getting China and India Right” (Wiley, 2009)




Pei-fu Hsieh

Pei-fu Hsieh is a former vice-president at KPCB China. He began his career with Lombard Investments, a leading international private equity firm. He co-founded a plastic manufacturing company in China and served as its CFO.


Helen H. Wang

Helen H. Wang is a Forbes columnist, consultant, and expert on China’s middle class. Wang’s new book The Chinese Dream: The Rise of the World’s Largest Middle Class and What It Means to You is top rated #3 on Amazon Kindle Store.



Cathy Tao

Cathy Tao is editor of its “Fireside Chat” series of interviews with Chinese VCs and startups. She is the co-founder of, the Shanghai based “Teach Language, Tour Free” travel barter site utilizing language fluency as a form of travel currency, and is regarded as a pioneer in the paradigm-altering sharing economy.


Zach Piester

Zach leads Silver Creek Partners. He helps organizations create and implement differentiated growth strategies through executive recruitment initiatives. A recognized expert in aligning human capital strategies to business objectives, Zach is often called upon to offer his guidance and council to organizations. Expertise spans globally through Enterprise Markets to Consumer Markets. Zach currently sits on several startup advisory boards.

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