Cairui (Arnold) Fu, founder, chairman and CEO of Hujiang, was born in Lianyungang City, Jiangsu province in 1979. As a notable young entrepreneur and one of the most successful student-turned businessmen in China, Fu also serves as the executive president of Shanghai Informatization Youth Talent Association and the council member of the 21st Century Education Research Institute. He was recognized by dozens of honors such as Chinese Top10 Economic Leading Figures, Shanghai Top10 Outstanding Youths, etc.
Fu founded Hujiang in 2001 as a junior in college. In 2006, after five years of operating the website as a non-profit platform, he started commercial operations with a founding team of 8 members and start-up capital of 80,000 yuan. Today, Hujiang has become the unicorn company in online education industry, a corporation with company valuations over 1 billion US dollars and serving more than 100 million users.
As for Fu, online education is crucial to promoting fair education across the board by creating more equal access to educational resources, and he has adhered to this ideal for several years.
Hujiang is China’s largest e-school. It has successfully transformed into one of the largest foreign language learning communities in China with a strong capacity for hosting and mediating online education. Hujiang is increasingly ambitious in the mobile learning market. It has launched CCTalk and collaborated with online video company LeTV to enhance its capacity to stream online courses to mobile learners, enabling them to learn anywhere and anytime.