Richard Robinson

CEO
MAS Inc

Richard Robinson is a serial entrepreneur in Beijing. He has
been in China for 17 years as an entrepreneur, angel investor,
and mentor/advisor.

Richard is the President of Yolu which he co-founded with the founder
of renren.com to create mobile apps for business professionals

He is also Co-founder and Chairman of venture-backed Kooky
Panda and was previously co-founder of Shouji Mobile acquired
by China's largest internet comany Tencent (HKSE:0.700HK);
co-founder and CEO of Dada Asia which was acquired by Milan-listed
Dada; VP of Int'l for Linktone (NASDAQ:LTON); founder and CEO of
MIG which was acquired by Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU) and a founding
executive as VP of Marketing and Sales for renren.com which raised
$37 mln, listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2000 and was
then acquired in 2001.

Richard is the co-founder of the first Beijing Chapter for EO
(Entrepreneurs' Organization www.eonetwork.org); is a mentor at
both www.Chinaccelerator.com - the leading startup incubator in China
affiliated with TechStars in Boulder, CO and at www.haxlr8r.com in
Shenzhen - the world's first accelerator for hardware startups.

ChopSchticks Comedy Schows www.ChopSchticks.com is his labor of love
on the side and he opened for Louis CK at a 325 year-old Peking Opera
theatre in Beijing in 2012. ChopSchticks has proudly given sore abdominal
muscles to tens of thousands of expat attendees across China and Asia
since 1998 ;-).

After graduating from college in '89 and before getting his MBA in '94
Richard was a wild-eyed backpacker who worked his way around the world
as a bartender in the Virgin Islands, a concierge/ski bum in a Swiss
Hotel, an English teacher in post-revolution Prague, a housepainter in
Norway, a grape picker in France and a BMW factory worker in Munich.

In 1993, he first came to China overland from Switzerland via
hitchiking and through the trans-Siberian railway. He rode a
1942 Harley-Davidson through Vietnam's Mekong Delta in '94 and did a
4,000km solo bicycle trip through Africa from Nairobi to Capetown in
'96 http://vimeo.com/user5425473.

Richard received an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management at
Erasmus University in The Netherlands in 1996, studied at Cambridge
University in the UK in 1988 and holds a B.S. in Business
Administration from the University of Southern California in Los
Angeles in 1989.

He's a perpetual student of Mandarin Chinese and has two
boys Made in China. ;-)

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