Tonight (December 3), Luo Yonghao will hold the old man and sea conference here. Chinanet has learned exclusively that an American technology company may become an important business partner of Luo Yonghao this time. Zhou Liwu, a Zhejiang businessman, is a key figure in the US technology company.
One fact that can be corroborated is that the official WeChat public number of Luo Yonghao is the main body of the official WeChat public address of Beijing, which is Zhou Liwus legal representative. On the other hand, according to the report of time finance on November 29, Luo Yonghao is going to cooperate with sharklet, an American technology company that inhibits bacteria. The companys Chinese website is also the official website of Beijing Shanjie.
Zhou Liwu is an active entrepreneur in the mainland. Zhou Liwus most well-known business event is that in March this year, he transferred A-share company Xingyuan environment (300266. SZ), which lost 1 billion yuan, to new hope Liu Yonghao.
Zhou Liwus association with sharklet dates back to 2017. Sharklet was founded in Florida in 2007. In 2017, sharklet was acquired by a medical device investment company from Hangzhou, China, and Zhou Liwu joined the board of sharklet as a director and CEO. Zhou Liwus participation has turned the company to the consumer market.
Screenshot of shark official website
According to Chinanet, Luo Yonghao flew to the United States as early as October this year, and Zhou Liwu introduced him to the team of sharklet company. Through the company founded by Zhou Liwu, Chinanet found that he got to know Luo Yonghao or because of the e-cigarette project, and then reached a cooperation agreement.
Sharklet in Luo Yonghaos phase
Sharklet is a medical technology company mainly for b-end manufacturers. It was founded in Florida in 2007. According to sharklets website, inspired by the skin tooth structure of shark skin, Dr. Anthony Brennan of the University of Florida, one of the founders of sharklet, invented the technology of surface texture inhibiting bacterial pollution.
Subsequently, sharklet was authorized to use the technology and plans to use it for research and development of medical and consumer equipment, mainly using microstructure to inhibit bacteria and other microorganisms. In particular, the technology can improve medical equipment and reduce bacterial infection. Up to now, the company has cooperated with cook medical, an American medical company, on catheter, and continues to research on medical devices such as tracheal intubation and wound dressing.
The bionic shark skin mobile phone shell is the most specific product that sharklet has turned to the consumer market so far. In 2015, Forbes reported that sharklet planned to develop the product. However, the actual production or after Zhou Liwu joined sharklet will be implemented. It is found by Chinanet that the mobile phone shell using sharklet technology is on sale in Taobao Xinxuan, with a price of 129.9 yuan. The biggest feature of its products is antibacterial, with the earliest transaction recorded in February this year.
After joining sharklet in 2017, Zhou Liwu may plan to shift the companys business to the Chinese market. Tianyancha information shows that Beijing Shanjie was founded in May 2018, and before that - in February 2018, Shanjie Asia Limited, registered in Hong Kong, applied for the trademark of sharklet.
Query found that sharklet has entered the field of e-cigarettes. In May this year, Shanjie International Co., Ltd. was founded in Hong Kong. After the penetration of equity, its shareholders, in addition to sharklet, are also a company called Shenzhen miracle technology. This is an e-cigarette B2B trading platform. Zhang Shengwei, the largest shareholder of Shenzhen miracle love, founded e-cigarette company platinum only in 2014.
In October this year, an e-cigarette solution manufacturer called honeycomb workshop claimed to reach a lifelong exclusive cooperation with sharklet on core technical barriers.
This year, Luo Yonghao was once active in the field of electronic cigarettes. On April 29, Luo Yonghao tweeted that he led smartisan studio to design e-cigarettes for Ono technology. Ono technology is a brand founded by Peng Jinzhou, former president of hammer technology, and Luo Yonghao claims to be one of the companys main partners.
At present, although we dont know how Luo Yonghao got to know Zhou Liwu, CIC has learned that in October this year, Zhou Liwu introduced Luo Yonghao to the sharklet team and said that Luo Yonghao will hold an important position in sharklet. On December 2, China Investment Network contacted a Chinese staff member of sharklet, who said that we are in a special situation at present did not disclose too much information.
Zhou Liwus business network
Who is Zhou Liwu?
According to the public information, Zhou Liwus most well-known story is that in March this year, he transferred the 1 billion yuan loss of Xingyuan environmental control shares to Liu Yonghao, the new hope leader.
Xingyuan environment is a company located in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. Its business covers environmental protection equipment manufacturing, river and lake dredging, municipal sewage and industrial wastewater treatment, rural sewage treatment, industrial energy saving, water quality monitoring, etc.
Zhou Liwu is not the founder of Xingyuan environment. The Zhejiang businessman, who started with real estate development business, acquired Xingyuan filter company, the predecessor of Xingyuan environment, in 2004, and then led the company out of the capital dilemma and landed in Shenzhen Stock Exchange in 2011. After listing, Zhou Liwu led the company to acquire environmental protection companies such as Zhejiang Shuimei Environmental Protection Engineering Co., Ltd. and Hangzhou Yinjiang Environmental Protection Technology Co., Ltd., which was renamed Xingyuan environment in 2015.
Since the acquisition of Xingyuan filter company, Zhou Liwu has entered the field of environment and environmental protection. According to the incomplete statistics of tianyancha, most of the 94 companies that Zhou Liwu actually controls are in this field.
Zhou Liwu and his wife, Han Xiaofang, ranked 352 on the Forbes China rich list in 2017 with 7.68 billion. In 2018, Zhou Liwus family ranked 39th on the rich list of Zhejiang Province with a wealth of 11.5 billion.
Let Zhou Liwu in capital and reputation after double income, Xingyuan environment also entered a difficult period.. Time weekly reported that in 2018, many environmental protection listed companies including Xingyuan environment fell into financial difficulties due to the strong supervision of PPP projects. In July 2018, Xingyuan environment had 9 consecutive stops, plus 2 stops before the suspension, with a total of 11 stops. The total market value of the company evaporated nearly 17 billion yuan.
Affected by this, Zhou Liwu resigned as chairman of Xingyuan environment in September 2018. After that, it came out that Xingyuan environment planned the equity transfer, and the new hope to contact with the relevant news.
After no longer being the controller of Xingyuan environment, Zhou Liwu or devoted himself to sharklet. At present, his main task is to let sharklet, which is turning to the consumer market, be known by more people. Luo Yonghao, who never lacks topics on the Internet, is also looking for new projects after withdrawing from the hammer technology mobile phone project. Two people, perhaps in a certain occasion.
From November 15 to 20, Luo Yonghao started to tweet for 14 consecutive days. These products he hopes to contact are yoga mat, tableware, childrens toys, contact lenses, fun products, bathroom and other brands. The product commonality of these brands is direct contact with human skin. The products with antibacterial materials may be the new project jointly cooperated by Luo Yonghao and Zhou Liwus sharklet.
Six hours before the launch, a screenshot of a netizen said that a brand named horizon 8 had announced its antibacterial suitcase produced by sharklet technology. Horizon 8 is an American design company Luo Yonghao previously claimed to acquire, and released relevant suitcase products at hammer technology and TAs friends 2018 autumn new product launch.
The picture is from Zhihu. At present, Luo Yonghao has deleted the Weibo
Luo Yonghaos new project will be made public tonight in the gymnasium of Beijing University of technology. And there will be more relevant exclusive reports released by Chinanet.
From niubo.com to hammer mobile phones to antibacterial materials, will Luo Yonghaos venture go well?
Source of this article: Chinanet zero studio editor: Liu Song, nbj9949