OUR TEAM

CENTI Group (China-Europe Networks of technology and Innovation) is a cross-border platform connecting European technology startups and SMEs with the Chinese market. We work with investors, governments and tech enthusiasts around the world to help companies with their Fundraising, Market expansion, Property management (innovation spaces, incubators). Through our core services, we have created one of the largest ecosystem/network between Europe and China that is now facilitating the transfer of technology, ideas, and talent between the continents.

As the founder and CEO of CENTI Group, John Zai brings his experience from his previous adventure Cocoon Networks. He founded Cocoon Networks in 2015 until he left to continue his vision at CENTI in 2018. 

 

In 2018, John Zai and CENTI have already brought 9 companies to participate in the China international import expo and took 8 portfolio companies of the London Co-Investment fund on a trade show in Shanghai, Wuxi, and Ningbo. CENTI GROUP, a cross-border platform connecting tech European startups and SMEs with the Chinese market, aims at facilitating the Chinese enterprises intended to go global to build international relationship network and seek new business opportunities.

OUR TEAM

John Zai is the founder and CEO of CENTI group, Europe’s first Chinese capital-backed, international business platform strengthening China-Europe trade. He founded Cocoon Networks in 2015 until he left to continue his vision at CENTI in 2018.

Founder and CEO - John Zai
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John Zai

He founded Cocoon Networks in 2015 until he left to continue his vision at CENTI in 2018.

 

the Founder and Chairman of Tech Shanghai Advocates, Global Tech Advocates' first landing point in China

 

an Ambassador for London Tech Week and a mentor on the Mayor’s International Business Programme.

 

one of the UK’s top 5 Asian Investors by the UK Business Angels Association.

He is also the Founder and Chairman of Tech Shanghai Advocates, Global Tech Advocates' first landing point in China, as well as an Ambassador for London Tech Week and a mentor on the Mayor’s International Business Programme. In 2015, John was awarded as one of the UK’s top 5 Asian Investors by the UK Business Angels Association.

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