OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has left the company to start a new venture. Meanwhile, Yingke has roped in Zhengzheng Shi as a new partner.
OnePlus co-founder leaves to start new venture
Carl Pei, co-founder at Chinese smartphone giant OnePlus, is said to have left the company, TechCrunch reported on October 13.
The 31-year-old Pei is reportedly starting his own venture capital firm.
Pei and Peter Lau, a former deputy general manager in OnePlus’ rival OPPO, co-founded OnePlus in 2013 in Shenzhen.
During his tenure, Pei led OnePlus to foray overseas – in the Indian market. And recently, he had also facilitated the launch of OnePlus Nord.
Before setting up OnePlus, Pei had stints with Nokia, Meizu and OPPO. In addition, he graduated from Stockholm School of Economics in 2011.
Yingke ropes iin Zhengzheng Shi as partner
Chinese asset management company Yingke PE said on October 9 that it has appointed Zhengzheng Shi, a specialist in the field of life science, as a partner.
Shi will take charge of biomedicine department and institute for biological sciences.
With decades of experience in life science and innovative drug development, Shi has had a stint at Nasdaq-listed pharmaceutical firm Lexicon. Besides, he has also served Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Methodist and Zhejiang University School of Medicine.
As many as 60 of Shi’s dissertations have been reportedly published by leading international publications such as Nature Genetics and PNAS.