Yaping Yao has been serving as our independent director since November 2018 after serving as our director since June 2017. Mr. Yao is the founding management partner of AlphaX Partners, a venture capital firm. Before he founded AlphaX Partners in 2016, Mr. Yao worked in Highland Capital Partners from 2014 to 2016. From 2011 to 2014, Mr. Yao worked for Keytone Ventures, a venture capital firm. Prior to that, Mr. Yao worked for the mergers and acquisition division of Baidu.com from 2010 to 2011, and the cross-border investment bank of the Hina Group from 2006 to 2009. Mr. Yao received a bachelor’s degree from Xi’an Jiaotong University and a master’s degree in business administration from Tsinghua University.