Ranadu's name is inspired by "Xanadu", we aim to build a paradise for craftsmanship.

Xanadu was the capital of Kublai Khan's Yuan dynasty in China. Xanadu was visited by the Venetian traveller Marco Polo in about 1275 and was destroyed in 1369 by the Ming army under Zhu Yuanzhang. In 1797 historical accounts of the city inspired the famous poem Kubla Khan by the English Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge.




Ran is from an artistic family that is into Chinese ink art for three generations. She's also a professional wealth manager for High Net Worth families. She participated research projects for digital economy field with United Nations.

She holds a Master of Public Administration degree in Economic Policy from Columbia University.


​Boying SUN

Boying is a photographer and film maker. She worked at art galleries in Paris. She speaks multiple languages. She holds a degree of MBA from Pepperdine University, and was trained in visual art program at National Tsing Hua University.

More of her work: Studio Asggan

Artistic Director/Co-founder




Qi was leading development on multiple FinTech analytical platforms such as Barclays. She was a consultant at BCG.

She obtained her MS degree of Computer Science from Columbia University, as well as MBA from INSEAD.


Joris J. F. Magenti

Adjunct faculty at Columbia University for entrepreneurship and venture capital; He has rich startup and project management experience in Central America, Europe and Africa.


Carla Hunt

Crafts collector and travel journalist. Over the last 25 years, Carla’s work has appeared in such publications as National Geographic, Vogue, American Airlines and British Airways in-flight magazines.


Catherine Liu

Professor in Visual Studies and Film and Media Studies at UC Irvine, School of Humanities . She is interested in critical theory and psychoanalysis.