WI Harper Group Sponsors GSMA Mobile Asia Expo in Shanghai

2013-06-20 19:00 950

-- 'Innovation Pavilion' by WI Harper will showcase portfolio companies

SAN FRANCISCO, BEIJING, and TAIPEI, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WI Harper Group ("WI Harper"), a leading Chinese early growth and expansion stage venture capital firm, today announced participation as a sponsor for the GSMA Mobile Asia Expo scheduled for June 26-28 in Shanghai. The 'Innovation Pavilion' will showcase portfolio companies of WI Harper including GCT Semiconductor, Quixey, Maxthon, Roam & Wander and MobileQB.

Mr. Leland Lai, Managing Director of the GSMA commented, "We are honored to work with WI Harper and their exciting portfolio companies that will be on showcase. Following on the incredible success of the inaugural MAE last year, we anticipate putting forth a bigger and even more exciting Expo this year."

Mr. Edward Liu, Partner at WI Harper Group said, "The Mobile Asia Expo delivers value and exposure to our portfolio companies. It gives our growing companies the chance to present their products and apps to mobile-passionate consumers. China has already become the most important market for communications and smartphones, and they will become the leader in interconnected devices soon."

The portfolio companies of WI Harper scheduled to present Innovation Lab sessions are GCT Semiconductor, Quixey, Roam & Wander and Mobile Quickbird. For more information, please visit

About WI Harper Group

For more than 20 years, WI Harper has sought to partner with visionary and passionate entrepreneurs to build world-class, market leading companies. As a pioneer of cross-border investment strategy, WI Harper was one of the first venture capital funds to invest in Greater China, successfully bridging technology innovations with international market opportunities by providing capital, guidance, and access to strategic business relationships. As entrepreneurial as the companies we support, WI Harper has grown steadily since our founding in 1993, having raised a total of $750 million in committed capital across seven funds from financial and strategic limited partners around the world, and has invested in over 100 companies to date. With over 20 investment professionals across three offices in San Francisco, Taipei, and Beijing, WI Harper is currently investing out of our seventh fund, focusing on early and expansion stage companies in the TMT, cleantech, and healthcare sectors with aspirations to become global leaders. For more information, please visit

Source: WI Harper Group