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Li Tianyi, CEO of Wodingche.com
Mr. Li Tianyi is the co-founder and CEO of Wodingche.com, China's first professional online car rental platform. Founded in 2009 by four partners, Wodingche.com received angel funding in 2009 and VC funding from Silicon Valley based DFJ in 2012.

During the past four years, Wodingche.com developed strategic alliances with over 1500 global and local car rental companies in more than 200 Chinese cities. Through these partnerships they provide a one-stop selection of over 400 vehicles, ranging from budget compacts to luxury sedans.

Between 1994 and 2009, Tianyi worked in the European financial and IT sectors for Normura Securities, KPMG Consulting, Standard Chartered Bank, IBM, Nuon, British Airways, MCI Worldcom, and Oracle. His deep financial and IT background has enabled him to lead Wodingche.com to the forefront of China's emerging car rental industry.

Startup Grind is a community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. From its birthplace in California Startup Grind has grown to more than 60 chapters globally, creating local ecosystems to nurture startups and global networks to fuel the spread of ideas and relationships.

We invite you to engage with the community as speakers, interviewers, sponsors or volunteers. Please send inquiries to erik@startupgrind.com.



2:00 Networking, Wine and Food 
3:00 Fireside Chat with Li Tianyi
4:00 Networking



  • UBER: Free rides every month for Startup Grind members (promo: SGDEC13)
  • GCG Wines: Fine Californian wines to lubricate conversation
  • Juicycle: 100% raw and organic cold-pressed juice
  • People Squared & China AXLR8R: Our beautiful venue on 700 Changping Lu



Google Cloud

Google Cloud Platform is offering developers $2,000 of credit to start building applications on Google App Engine and Google Compute Engine. App Engine is a full development stack (PaaS), and Compute Engine lets you run workloads on Linux virtual machines (IaaS). Apply to receive credit at cloud.google.com/starterpack and use verification code: sg-org.



Erik Walenza-Slabe, Shanghai Chapter Director

Erik manages the Shanghai office of The Applied Value Group, a professional services and investment group, and support Startup Grind as director of the Shanghai chapter. Applied Value is strategic management consultancy with a focus on cost reduction, complemented by a merger and acquisition advisory and management training expertise. They combine the in-depth expertise of a global advisor with the focus, attention, and flexibility of a boutique consulting firm.

Email: erik@startupgrind.com

Albert Young, Shanghai Chapter Co-Director

Albert graduated from UCLA with a degree in East Asian Studies, specializing in globalization and the continually changing dynamics between Western and Eastern cultures. He is a real estate professional who specializes in working with high net worth individuals, and specifically those in China looking to acquire real estate and immigration in the U.S. He is one of the co-founders of CathayWealth.com and is currently pursuing new Startup ventures in Edutech and Real Estate technology.   

Email: Ayoung@startupgrind.com

Mia Sun, Shanghai Chapter Co-Director

Guang Qin Sun (Mia) graduated from University of Macau and Erasmus University Rotterdam with a Master degree in Finance. Mia used to work in a boutique corporate finance firm in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, serving Chinese overseas investments. Currently Mia is working in the investment banking industry in Shanghai, and is focusing on the Chinese outbound mergers & acquisitions for Chinese state-owned enterprises and private companies. In Mia's day to day work, she has been connected with various PEs, VCs, as well as successful Chinese entrepreneurs.

Email: msun@startupgrind.com

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Date Time

2013-12-08 14:00 - Start

2013-12-08 17:00 - End

  • 中国 上海 静安区
  • 昌平路700号