Lei Jun was part of the founding team of Kingsoft in 1992 and became CEO in 1998. A year later, he founded the IT information service and download website Joyo.com. After Kingsoft successfully completed their IPO, Lei Jun stepped down from his position and became Vice Chairman at Kingsoft. In the early 2000’s, he invested in many successful start-up companies like YY, UC and Vancl as an angel investor, and on April 6, 2010, he founded Xiaomi. In July 2011, he returned to Kingsoft as Chairman of the Board. Lei Jun is currently the Chairman and CEO of Xiaomi.
Xiaomi was founded in 2010 by serial entrepreneur Lei Jun, who believes that high-quality
technology doesn't need to cost a fortune. We create remarkable hardware, software, and internet
services for and with the help of our Mi fans. We incorporate their feedback into our product range,
which currently includes the Mi Note Pro, Mi Note, Mi 4, Redmi 2, Mi TV, Mi Band and other accesso-
ries. With more than 61 million handsets sold in 2014, and products launched in Taiwan, Hong Kong,
Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, India, Indonesia and Brazil, Xiaomi is
expanding its footprint across the world to become a global brand.