Industry sector: Information technology, pharmaceuticals
With listings on the exchanges of Shanghai, Shenzhen, Malaysia and Hong Kong, Founder Group has come a long way since it started life in Peking University in 1986. Among the first companies to place innovation at the heart of its business, today Founder remains one of the most influential high-tech operators in China. With a dominant domestic market share, Founder also enjoys healthy overseas exports and anticipates continued growth. It is primarily known for its achievements in the IT and, more recently, life sciences spheres; its successful development of laser typesetting technology is just one example of astute IP management across the entire product lifecycle.