The rest of the 100 (in alphabetical order): William Wang, managing general partner and director, Tsinghua Technology Transfer Fund 

William Wang led the creation and became the managing general partner and director of Tsinghua Technology Transfer Fund in August 2016, two months after the university was reported to be establishing a $1.5bn commercialisation fund.

Wang also remains a venture partner of Yu Venture Philanthropy, one of the first venture philanthropy management vehicles in China, having joined in July 2015.

His responsibilities at Yu Venture Philanthropy include heading the Social Innovation Hub at Tsinghua and helping to run the social innovation centre at the university’s incubator, Tsinghua X-lab.

He was previously a partner, managing director and head of China at investment firm Advantage Ventures from September 2012 to June 2015.

As one of more than 120,000 alumni of Tsinghua University – he obtained a bachelor of engineering degree in management information systems in 1991 –Wang will be intricately familiar with the institution’s enormous size and is well placed to help bring some fascinating technologies to market.