Chen Danian

"I was born in a poor mountain village in China with no access to the outside world until internet came into my life and changed my destiny. This experience made me feel deeply about the digital divide created by internet, and how it makes a world of difference in people’s live. I hope to solve the internet access problem in our time today, so that more and more people can find their own opportunities, happiness and even change their destinies through internet."

Chen Danian

Founder and Chairman of LinkSure Network, Founder of SNDA, and Founder and CEO of Zenmen Group.

Prior to founding LinkSure Network, Mr. Chen Danian is a renowned pioneer software programmer who introduced the shareware concept in China. He is also widely recognized as a remarkable serial entrepreneur with diverse experience in various fields such as shareware, online games, online literature, digital animation, wearable technology, internet finance, sharing economy, Internet of Things (IOT) and space technology.

Career Milestones

In 1998, Chen Danian introduced the shareware concept in China. He developed China's first acclaimed internet bill tracker software named ENCounter, and became among the first leading wave of remarkable programmers in China. ENCounter was accoladed as "China Top 10 Peer-to-Peer Software" by

In 1999 at the age of 21, Chen Danian co-founded SNDA with his brother Chen Tianqiao. He is the second largest shareholder of the company, and China's first wave of internet company leader to start a new era of online gaming in China's internet industry.

In 2004, SNDA became the first Chinese online games company to be listed on the Nasdaq (NASDAQ:SNDA) in the United States. At the time of its IPO, SNDA is known as the best technology company in the world alongside Google. It is also the largest mid-cap company and the largest games company by market capitalization of its time.

In 2008, Chen Danian founded Shanda Institute for Innovation and Technology. The reseach direction leadership and technical advice he provided during his tenure has successfully incubated several start-ups including UCloud, and QiNiu to become unicorn companies within 10 years.

In 2012, Chen Danian independently founded Zenmen Group and expanded his endeavour into emerging fields such as sharing economy, internet finance, Internet of Things (IOT), and space technology.

In 2013, Chen Danian founded LinkSure Network, the operating company of WiFi Master, bringing universal internet access using Sharing Economy.

As of June 2016,WiFi Master has over 900 million users and over 520 million monthly active users worldwide.

Awards and Accolades

Accoladed "China Top 50 Most Influential Business Leader" in 2017 by Fortune.

Accoladed "China 40 under 40 Business Leader" in 2016 and 2017 by Fortune.

Awarded "Annual Entrepreneur Tribute" in 2016 by The Founder.

Awarded "Annual Innovation Achievement Award" in 2016 by Fudan University School of Management.

Awarded "China Most Innovative Figure" in 2015 by Fast Company.

Appointed as a judge for the "30 under 30 Elites" in 2013 and 2014 by Forbes.

Accoladed "The 400 Richest Chinese" from 2006 to 2010 by Forbes.

Accoladed "Shanghai Outstanding Information Service Industry Leader " in 2009 by Shanghai Information Services Association.

Awarded "Shanghai Top 10 Young Economic Figures" in 2008 by Shanghai Municipal Government.