Dr He Jiankui created the world’s first gene-edited babies and has received at least 298 million yuan (US$43 million) in funding for two biotech start-ups from Chinese and international investors.
Shenzhen Direct Genomics Biotechnology is a Shenzhen-based genome sequencing firm. He Jiankui is chairman and has one-third of the company. The company had 218 million yuan in Series A funding round in April, 2018.
Shenzhen Vienomics Biotech is another startup that He chairs and controls. In November, 2018, it received 50 million yuan in its Series A funding round. The round was led by Amer International Group and Qianjiang Capital.
Vienomics Biotech offers cancer screening services via genomics testing. It collected 20 million yuan from ASB Ventures (China) in pre-A round in 2017 and 10 million yuan from angel investors in January 2016.
He has ownership in seven other companies. Shenzhen Hanhai Venture Capital Management Partnership, Shenzhen Nanke Biotechnology, Vienomics Biotech Rudong, Zhuhai Hanhai Chuangmeng Technology Management Partnership, and Zhuhai Nanqijundao Technology Partnership.
He controls 45.5 per cent of Shenzhen Nanke Biotechnology, which has about US$10 million in registered capital.
Wang is a prolific business-oriented writer of emerging and disruptive technologies. He is known for insightful articles that combine business and technical analysis that catches the attention of the general public and is also useful for those in the industries. He is the sole author and writer of nextbigfuture.com
, the top online science blog. He is also involved in angel investing and raising funds for breakthrough technology startup companies.
He gave the recent keynote presentation at Monte Jade event with a talk entitled the Future for You. He gave an annual update on molecular nanotechnology at Singularity University on nanotechnology, gave a TEDX talk on energy, and advises USC ASTE 527 (advanced space projects program). He has been interviewed for radio, professional organizations. podcasts and corporate events. He was recently interviewed by the radio program Steel on Steel on satellites and high altitude balloons that will track all movement in many parts of the USA.
He fundraises for various high impact technology companies and has worked in computer technology, insurance, healthcare and with corporate finance.
He has substantial familiarity with a broad range of breakthrough technologies like age reversal and antiaging, quantum computers, artificial intelligence, ocean tech, agtech, nuclear fission, advanced nuclear fission, space propulsion, satellites, imaging, molecular nanotechnology, biotechnology, medicine, blockchain, crypto and many other areas.