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Mingyian

Mingyian is the first micro-event platform for western celebrities to host online events that grow and monetize their fan base in China

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location New York City, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded October 2011
  • Employees 16
  • Website mingyian.com

Company Summary

Mingyian is a China brand management startup for western celebrities and influencers, and is developing the first micro-event platform for celebrities to host online events that engage, grow, and monetize their fan base in the Chinese market. Our team consists of industry giants in the China digital and US entertainment spaces, including Larry Namer (Founder of E! Entertainment) and Isaac Mao (China's first blogger).

Team

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    Gordon Chu
    Business Development

    VP of Business Development, Metan Development Group

    PAST EXPERIENCE:
    DIrector of Business Development, Live Nation; Director, Growthink;
    Business Development Associate, Reality Central

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    Jenny Bai
    CEO

    Executive Director, Girls in Tech China; Head of International Relations, Asia of Girls in Tech; Co-Founder of Girl 2.0; Co-founder, LiveWrightSociety.org

    PAST EXPERIENCE:
    Founder, The Red Connect; Editor-in-Chief of Hanyushijie, Chinese business and culture magazine published by The Commercial Press, China’s oldest publishing house; Director of Marketing at the Great Gourmet; Board member, American Chamber of Commerce, Greater Tianjin Branc

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    Rebecca Eydeland, Esq.
    President

    PAST EXPERIENCE:
    Alumni, NYC SeedStart; Founder at 3E Resources; Summer Associate at Duane Morris LLP;
    Associate Consultant at Hudson Highland Group

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    Larry Namer
    Co-Founder

    Founder of E! Entertainment TV and several other TV networks around the world. President of Metan Development Group. Currently focused on building media opportunities in China. Metan is a China-centric media, entertainment and technology company. It is involved in all aspects of media in china and primarily connects brands to media it either creates or acquires.

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    Glenn Chin
    CMO

    PAST EXPERIENCE:
    National Strategic Partnerships at Pandora; Vice President, Global Brand Management at EA Sports;
    Global Brand Director - Sports Performance/Nike Basketball at Nike, Inc.; Vice President, Marketing & Creative Development at EA Sports

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    Andre Pan
    CTO

    PAST EXPERIENCE:
    Co-founder, Managing Director at Brandigg; Senior Consultant at Shanghai Web Digital Promotion Inc.,Ltd.; Co-founder, Administrator at Blueidea.com (the largest site for engineers/designers in China)

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    Neil Strum
    Legal & Business Development

    EVP, Metan Development Group

    PAST EXPERIENCE:
    Media Executive, William Morris Agency, Universal Television, ABC Family Channel

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    Isaac Mao
    Advisor

    China's first blogger; Harvard Fellow; Co-Founder, CNBlog.org; Founder, Chinese Blogger Conference; Director, Social Brain Foundation

Advisors

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    Andrew Zalasin, RRE Ventures
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed

Previous Investors

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    Mike Onghai, App Addictive
    Unconfirmed