Frederick “Fritz” Demopoulos has been involved in the Chinese media and Internet industries for well over a decade as both an executive and entrepreneur.
In 2005 Fritz co-founded and was the CEO of China’s largest online travel website, Qunar, which means “where are you going?” in mandarin Chinese. After eventually growing to become China’s largest travel portal with over 40 mln monthly users, a majority of Qunar was acquired by Baidu in 2011. This transaction was one of the largest M&A deals in the history of the Chinese media and internet space.
Fritz also co-founded and was the CEO of China’s biggest online sports media website, Shawei, which means “brave shark” in mandarin Chinese. Shawei was acquired by Hutchison Whampoa-affiliate Tom.com in 2000, and remains until today the most trafficked Chinese online sports media.
Additionally, Fritz held senior management positions at various online and traditional media companies in China including Netease, Hai Run Media Group and News Corporation.
Fritz currently coordinates his investment and entrepreneurial activities through Queen’s Road Capital, his personal investment management vehicle.
A native of Los Angeles, Fritz was educated at UCLA, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Karls-Ruprecht University in Heidelberg. He has lectured on entrepreneurship and the Chinese internet at Stanford, Harvard, UCLA, Tsinghua, Beijing University, Singapore Management University and the Communist Party College in Nanjing. Fritz resides in Hong Kong, is married to a native of Hong Kong and has a keenly curious and delightful 12 month-old daughter.
CEO, Queen’s Road Capital
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