UPTD

Unit Split

TradeUP Acquisition Corp.

Raised
$40M
CIK
1844417
Focus
Technology, Automotive, Artificial Intelligence, Healthcare, Ecommerce, Education
External link: SEC Filings

SPAC Team

Leadership

Mr. Jianwei Li, has been our Co-CEO and chairman shortly since the inception. Mr. Li has served as the founding and managing partner of Zhencheng Capital, specializing in early-stage investments since May 2016. Form May 2015 to May 2016, Mr. Li served as Chief Investment Officer and Partner at ZhenFund, an early-stage investment firm. From July 2011 to May 2015, Mr. Li served as Vice President at Sequoia Capital China and led the investments in AI hardware and corporate service sectors. From February 2007 to June 2011, Mr. Li served as the Vice President at Fidelity Growth Partners Asia and oversaw investments in the TMT sector. From July 2004 to January 2007, Mr. Li was a consultant at Boston Consulting Group. Mr. Li graduated from Beijing University and holds his bachelor degree and MBA degree from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications. Mr. Li was ranked #88 on 2020 Forbes China top 100 venture investors.

We believe that Mr. Li qualifies as our Chairman because of his leadership experience and investment experience in technologies related business.

Mr. Weiguang “James” Yang, has been our Co-CEO and director shortly after the inception. Mr. Yang currently serves as the President, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Zhongchao, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed company (Nasdaq: ZCMD) which he founded in 2012. From June 2013 to June 2016, Mr. Yang served as the first Chinese board member on the Global Alliance for Medical Education (GAME), a non-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of innovation in medical education throughout the world. From October 2005 to July 2012, Mr. Yang was the general manager at Medwork, a continuing medical education company. Mr. Yang obtained a bachelor degree in Clinical Medicine Science (traumatic surgery) from Gannan Medical University in 2005. Mr. Yang also attended the master course of Social Medicine and Health Management as continuing education from 2006 to 2008 in Capital Medical University of China. From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Yang took part in the master course of Integrated Marketing Communication in Tsinghua University.

We believe that Mr. Yang qualifies as our Chairman because of his experience and knowledge in public companies.

Ms. Luqi “Lulu” Wen, has been our Chief Financial Officer and secretary of the company shortly after the inception. Ms. Wen has been the financial director of Zhencheng Capital since May 2016. Form August 2011 to May 2016, Ms. Wen served as the senior finance manager in Harvest fund, a Chinese institutional asset manager. She also worked as a financial reporting manager at DHL-Sinotrans from 2007 through 2010 and senior financial analyst at Lenovo Greater China from 2005 to 2007. Ms. Wen received her bachelor degree from Sichuan University in Business Administration and master degree from University of Leeds in International Finance. In addition, she holds CFA and ACCA designations.

Mr. Weston Twigg will serve as an independent director upon the effectiveness of this prospectus. Mr. Twigg currently has been a Managing Director, Equity Research Analyst at KeyBanc Capital Markets, where he leads the semiconductor equity research group since September 2014. Before joining KeyBanc Capital Markets, Mr. Twigg was an Associate Equity Analyst (2005-2007), Senior Equity Analyst (2007- 2012) and Principal (2012 to 2014) at Pacific Crest Securities until that Pacific Crest Securities merged with and into KeyBanc Capital Markets in September 2014. Prior to joining Pacific Crest Securities, Mr. Twigg worked in the semiconductor industry as a senior engineer at Intel from 2000 to 2005, and before that, as a process engineer at Samsung from 1998 to 2000. Mr. Twigg received his MBA degree from the Michael G. Foster School of Business, University of Washington, his Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University, and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Albion College. Mr. Twigg was recognized as one of the Top Ten Stock Pickers in the U.S. by Financial Times in 2011.

We believe Mr. Twigg qualifies as our director due to his success in investment and his knowledge of technology related sectors.

Mr. Tao Jiang will serve as an independent director upon the effectiveness of this prospectus. Mr. Jiang is the Founder & Chairman of China Software Developer Community (CSDN), and the founding partner of GeekFounders. Mr. Jiang has over 25 years of experience in the software and internet industry as a programmer, entrepreneur, and angel investor. In 1999, Mr. Jiang founded CSDN, a professional Chinese IT technology community; currently with more than 31 million registered users, and ranked 30th (real time, subject to change) in Alexa global website traffic rank. In 2011, Mr. Jiang founded GeekFounders, and invested in a variety of high-tech startups. Prior to founding CSDN and GeekFounders, Mr. Jiang worked at Giant Network Group Co from1992 to 1997 and Kingsoft Corporation in 1997 and led the development of Giant handwriting computer, PowerWord and Herosoft Player. Mr. Tao received his bachelor degree from Sichuan University in computational mathematics and application software.

We believe Mr. Jiang qualifies as our director due to his years of experience in software and internet industry and internet entrepreneurship.

Mr. James Long will serve as an independent director upon the effectiveness of this prospectus. Mr. Long serves as the Chairman and CEO of MDLand International Corp. (“MDLand”), a digital healthcare company based in New York City providing cloud-based technological services to medical practices and healthcare organizations from October 2005. Previously, from 1998 to 2005, Mr. Long was a Vice President/consultant at JPMorgan Chase, responsible for the development and the support of applications for treasury services solutions. Prior to JPMorgan Chase, from 1995 to 1997, Mr. Long was a system engineer at Periphonic (acquired by Nortel) to develop the first-generation natural language processing-based voice applications and was a principal engineer at Medical Systems for the federally-fund small business innovation research (“SBIR”) project. Mr. Long holds a Master of Science degree in Physics with an emphasis on digital signal processing from the University of Wisconsin and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics with an emphasis on microcomputer from Zhongshan (Sun Yat-sen) University.

We believe Mr. Long qualifies as our director due to his years of experience in entrepreneurship and technology.