Michael ZHU   朱勇

Managing Director
Huayuan International (USA)
Investment Co.,Ltd.


I am a serial entrepreneur, who is extremely passionate about art, culture and technology. Huayuan Art is a global initiative driven and inspired by traditional East Asian art and culture. We seek to share and spread appreciation of the artistic and cultural wonders conceived in Asia. Meanwhile, we’ve successfully built a New York based co-working community that emphasizes the importance of technology and culture. It is a habitat helps entrepreneurs, startups, and young professionals achieve their goals and make real impact on the world around them by leveraging best resources from our collective network of individuals spanning the globe between China and U.S.

What was your first job, and how did it shape your life?

Tour guide. The whole learning experiences provided me special privileges and knowledge that taught me how to solve the problems appropriately and timely as well as the interpersonal skills.

What keeps you awake at night?

Soccer matches

What books are currently on your bedside table?

“The Hard Thing about the Hard Thing”


When do you feel most free?

Appreciating the arts

What was the last present you received?

Suzhou Embroidery

What’s your view on money?

Cannot buy a lot of real valuable things, such as health.

What is an extraordinary place you have recently traveled to?


What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?