Senior Industry Professionals
Peter Cornelius is a Managing Director at AlpInvest Partners, which is part of the Investment Solutions group of The Carlyle Group. At AlpInvest Partners, he is responsible for analyzing the economic and financial environment for private equity markets and examining the implications for the firm’s strategic asset allocation. Mr. Cornelius joined AlpInvest Partners in 2005 from Royal Dutch Shell, where he was Group Chief Economist. Previously, he was chief economist and Director of the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Program. Prior to that, he was head of international economic research at Deutsche Bank and a senior economist with the International Monetary Fund. He also served on the staff of the German Council of Economic Advisors. Mr. Cornelius was a visiting professor at the Vlerick Business School, an adjunct professor at Brandeis International Business School and a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University. He serves on the Board of Directors of the BTI Institute and is a research fellow of the Emerging Markets Institute at Cornell University. He also serves on the advisory boards of the Private Capital Research Institute at Harvard Business School and the Institute of Private Capital at the Kenan–Flagler Business School of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as well as on EMPEA’s Latin American Council. Mr. Cornelius studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science and received his doctorate in economics from the University of Göttingen. He is the author of International Investments in Private Equity (Elsevier, 2011) and a co-author of Mastering Illiquidity (Wiley, 2013).
Kevin Fedewa is in his 18th year with the State of Michigan Retirement Systems (“SMRS”), a $70 billion plan with a 15% allocation to Private Equity. Mr. Fedewa has spent his entire time with the SMRS in a leadership role within the Private Equity portfolio where he has been instrumental in building out the plan’s exposure to Asia. Mr. Fedewa represents the SMRS on several Asia Fund LPAC committees. Mr. Fedewa holds an MBA from Grand Valley State University and a BS (Finance) from Ferris State University.
Maurice Gordon is a managing director and the head of private equity.
Mr. Gordon has extensive experience originating and leading both direct and co-investment transactions and has managed institutional private equity portfolios with a wide range of structures, including buyout, venture capital, mezzanine and special situation partnerships, hedge funds and private placements. He has served on numerous boards of directors and fund advisory boards.
Prior to joining Guardian in 2010, Mr. Gordon spent more than six years as a senior manager at the Stockwell Capital co-investment fund. Before that, he was a managing director and head of The Hartford Insurance Company's private equity investment group. He also was managing general partner and head of CIGNA Investment Corporation’s mezzanine limited partnerships. Mr. Gordon began his investment career at The Northern Trust Bank. He has over 25 years experience in private equity investing and portfolio management.
Mr. Gordon holds B.A. and M.S. degrees in economics from the University of Illinois and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
Peter Keehn is Global Head of Private Equity at Allstate Investments, a subsidiary of the Allstate Corporation that manages approximately $85 billion on behalf of Allstate’s insurance subsidiaries and pensions. Mr. Keehn leads a team located in Chicago and London that manages Allstate’s $5 billion global fund and direct portfolio, covering corporate and Infrastructure/Real Asset investments. He represents Allstate on numerous fund advisory and portfolio company boards. From 2007 to 2010 Mr. Keehn also established and managed Allstate’s UK-based investment affiliate. He joined Allstate Investments in 2003. Previously he was a Principal at Waud Capital Partners and a Director at Northwestern Investment Management Co. Mr. Keehn has an AB from Brown University, an MBA from Northwestern University, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Hemal Mirani rejoined HarbourVest's senior management team in Asia in 2015 to focus on investments and investor relations across the Asia Pacific region.
Hemal first joined HarbourVest in 1997 and spent eleven years developing relationships with leading Asian private equity managers and working with our investors and consultants across the region to advance and optimize their private market investment programs. She rejoined HarbourVest after six years with CVC Capital Partners in Hong Kong, where she was head of investor relations in Asia and Chief Administrative Officer.
Hemal received a BA in Commerce from Sydenham College (Bombay) in 1989, an MA in International Studies with a Japanese language concentration from the Joseph H. Lauder Institute, and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School in 1997. The latter two were part of a joint degree program at the University of Pennsylvania. Hemal speaks fluent Japanese.
Michael Taylor joined HarbourVest in 1998 in the Boston office. He is focused on primary partnership investing. In 2014, Mr. Taylor relocated to Asia to complement our local teams and act as a member of our global leadership team in Asia. Mr. Taylor has experience across all investment areas of the HarbourVest platform – in addition to his current focus on partnership fund investments, he was originally a member of the direct team and also focused on secondary interests in partnerships and direct portfolio acquisitions. He serves on the advisory boards of partnerships managed by Battery Ventures, Highland Capital Partners, Pamlico Capital, Spark Capital, Stone Point Capital, Ventizz Capital Partners, and Vestar Capital Partners. Mr. Taylor also serves on the Board of Directors of Earth Networks (weatherbug.com).
He joined HarbourVest after several years with Morgan Stanley’s investment banking division. Mr. Taylor served as a Lieutenant Commander with the United States Navy, as a Naval Aviator.
He received a BS (with distinction) from the United States Naval Academy in 1986 and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1995.
Reginald Tucker invests in Alternative Credit, Absolute Return Strategies and Opportunistic Funds as a Senior Investment Officer with the New York State Common Retirement Fund. Previously, Mr. Tucker spent three years as an Investment Officer covering hedge funds, private equity, real assets and real estate for the Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds. Mr. Tucker is a Robert Toigo Fellow and holds a BA from NYU and an MBA from the Wharton School as well as a Chartered Alternative Investments Analyst (CAIA) certification. He is also a member of the Investment Advisory board for the Alternative Investment Forum (AIF). In 2013, Mr. Tucker was recognized as a Rising Star of Public Plans and also a Toigo Foundation 40 Under 40 in Finance. In 2016, he received an award for excellence in “Opportunistic Investment Strategies” from Institutional Investor Intelligence and an award for Institutional Investor 2016 Hedge Fund Rising Star.
Gaurav Ahuja is a Managing Director with ChrysCapital and has been with the firm since 2004. He is responsible for the LP Relations and Fund Raising functions at ChrysCapital. Mr. Ahuja is a member of the Investment Committee and sits on the board of Infogain, ChrysCapital’s IT Services portfolio company. Prior to joining ChrysCapital, he was in the M&A group at Lazard Freres in San Francisco and Merrill Lynch in New York.
Mr. Ahuja received an MBA from INSEAD and a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Economics from the University of Virginia.
Hans Allegaert is a Managing Director of CITIC Capital Partners based in New York. CITIC Capital Partners, the private equity arm of CITIC Capital, invests globally in companies which are capitalizing upon the growth and productive resources of the Chinese economy. The firm currently manages USD4.7 billion of committed capital and operates in China, Japan and the U.S. Since inception, the team has made over 50 investments globally across a number of sectors including Consumer Products, Healthcare, Industrial and Business Services.
Kenneth S. Blazejewski is counsel at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in its New York office, where his practice focuses on organizing and advising private investment funds. His work includes advising private equity secondary investors on secondary transactions and other hybrid private equity transactions, such as fund restructurings, direct secondaries and tender offers, as well as private investment fund joint ventures and investments in private equity sponsors. He recently advised KKR in the formation of its $9.3 billion flagship Asia private equity fund, KKR Asian Fund III.
Mr. Blazejewski joined the firm in 2007 and became counsel in 2017. From 2011 to 2013, he was resident in the London office. He received his J.D. in 2007 from New York University School of Law, his M.P.A. in 2007 from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and his B.A. in 1999 from Harvard College.
Tim Burroughs is managing editor of Asian Venture Capital Journal, having joined the publication in May 2011. He is responsible for all editorial content put out under the AVCJ brand, including Asian Venture Capital Journal, AVCJtv, AVCJ Awards and AVCJ.com. Tim previously spent five years at China Economic Review, serving as editor-in-chief and then editorial director. Located in Greater China since 2003, during which time he has lived in Beijing, Qingdao and Hong Kong, Tim has been a China-based contributor for publications including The Sunday Times, Sunday Telegraph, BBC and China Daily. Prior to moving to China, he trained and worked as a journalist in the UK. He was honored at the Society of Publishers in Asia awards in 2007, 2008 and 2010, and at the State Street Institutional Press Awards - Asia in 2012.
Denning & Company, LLC, A FINRA registered firm, headquartered in San Francisco was formed in 2001 to serve the global private equity fundraising needs of both veteran General Partners seeking to broaden their L.P. base, as well as the next generation of Private Equity and Private Credit Managers. Prior, Paul Denning was a Partner at Robertson, Stephens and Hambrecht & Quist in San Francisco, and became Co-Head of the J.P. Morgan Private Fund Group after the merger in 1999. He has been in the investment banking industry for over 35 years.
Appointed by then San Francisco Mayor, The Honorable Senator Dianne Feinstein he served 7 years pro-bono as a Trustee and Commissioner of the City and County of San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System, a $15 billion Public Employee Pension plan.
He is a frequent speaker at private equity conferences worldwide and has published several industry publications including: “How to Sell Restricted Securities, a Guide to Rule 144” and “Stock Distribution, a Guide for Venture Capitalists”. He inaugurated and hosted The Annual Private Equity CFO conferences in San Francisco, Hong Kong and London from 1990-2001.
He graduated with honors from the University of Akron, Ohio and later received his Master’s Degree in Public Finance. He served in the U.S. Navy as an officer and carrier based aviator from 1966 to 1970.
Enrico Granata is an M&A and Private Equity partner in the New York office of Morrison & Foerster LLP. His practice focuses on representing private and public corporate clients, private equity funds, and hedge funds in negotiated and contested mergers, acquisitions, tender and exchange offers, proxy fights, takeover defense counseling, joint ventures and restructuring and other corporate transactions.
Mr. Granata has advised on a broad range of public and private transactions, frequently with a significant cross-border dimension. He has acted for buyers, sellers, and targets in mergers, tender offers, stock and asset acquisitions, spin-offs, joint ventures, and restructuring transactions. In addition, Mr. Granata also routinely advises public and private companies and their management, officers and directors on fiduciary duties and responsibilities, board/management issues, “best practices” for boards and board committees, and a variety of other corporate governance matters.
Mr. Granata has extensive M&A and PE experience in a variety of sectors, including technology, life sciences, energy, financial services, media, telecommunication, consumer products, defense, and real estate/REIT.
Simon Guo is a director at Ocean Link, a private equity firm with a focus on travel and leisure related industries. He played key roles in the fund's investments in eLong, Mafengwo, New Century Kaiyuan Hotels, Ruby Hotels & Resorts, and Mind Education, etc. Prior to Ocean Link, Mr. Guo was with AGIC, The Carlyle Group and Morgan Stanley Private Equity. He received a Master's degree in Computer Science from Shanghai Jiaotong University.
Mr. Hara has 18 years of experience in lower middle market controlled buyout investment in Japan. He founded J-STAR Co., Ltd and became a President in February 2006. Up until today, he has made a number of buyout/MBO investments in a variety of industries such as Healthcare Service, Manufacturing, IT Service, Consumer Goods and Food. He achieved adding value to the portfolio companies through developing business in emerging countries, reforming cost structures, add-on acquisition and strengthening customer bases. As a consequence, his effort led to the successful exits of some investments.
From 1999 to 2005, he had managed several management buyout transactions in IT/Media/Healthcare/Service industry at JAFCO Co., Ltd. and involved also in investment banking activities, especially M&A, at Lehman Brothers.
In and before 1999, Mr. Hara held several senior positions at The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan. During his 12 years at LTCB, Mr. Hara’s responsibilities included promotion of global corporate finance activities such as LBO/MBO/Project finance in logistics/automotive/telecom sector in the United States and Japan.
Mr. Hara is a graduate of the department of law at Keio University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Security Analyst Association of Japan.
Jinyo (J.Y) Jung joined KOTRA, the investment promotion agency of the Korea government for both inbound & outbound investment in February 2016. Invest KOREA, Korea’s national investment promotion agency, was established as part of KOTRA to support the entry and establishment of foreign businesses in Korea. Mr. Jung supports foreign investors making investment in Korea for both direct and indirect investment.
Mr. Jung’s previous positions include Manager at LG Group, he has been involved M&A for overseas energy and raw material investment projects and worked for establishing the Natural Resources Fund in Korea.
Mr. Jung holds a BCom in Accounting & Finance from the University of Sydney.
Tatsuo Kawasaki is one of the founding Partners of Unison Capital founded in 1998. His investment experience ranges from retail, service, food, financial service, to manufacturing sector. Prior to joining Unison, he worked for Goldman Sachs Japan, McKinsey, and NextCard, an online credit card venture based in San Francisco. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Keio University and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.
Rahul Khanna is the co-Founder and Managing Partner of Trifecta Capital, a leading provider of private debt to emerging businesses in India. Rahul has twenty-three years of operating, investing and structured lending experience in India and the US.
At Trifecta Capital, Rahul co-leads Trifecta VDF-I, India’s first Venture Debt fund with $70 million in commitments from leading Financial Institutions and Family Offices. Over the last three years, the Fund has provided venture debt to thirty category leading businesses like Big Basket, Rivigo, Paper Boat, UrbanLadder, UrbanClap and Curefit.
Mr. Khanna was previously, Managing Director at Canaan Partners, a global venture capital fund with $4.5 billion under management. In the past, he’s served on the Boards of companies like BillDesk, Naaptol, LoyltyRewardz and Games2Win.
Mr. Khanna also supports the startup ecosystem by advising early stage companies and making angel investments. Mr. Khanna has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Megumi Kiyozuka currently serves as Managing Director (Head of Japan) of CLSA Capital Partners Japan. In this capacity, he is responsible for the overall investment activities of the firm and serves on the board of numerous portfolio companies. Prior to joining the firm in 2006, Mr. Kiyozuka was a Director focused on Japanese buyout opportunities in the consumer, healthcare, and industrial sectors with The Carlyle Group in Tokyo. He spent 6 years at Carlyle and was one of the founding members of Carlyle Japan. Prior to his tenure at The Carlyle Group, he was a Senior Manager at the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, where he accumulated over 10 years of experience in M&A and syndicated loans across various countries in Asia. Mr. Kiyozuka received a B.A. in Economics from Shiga University and an M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley.
T. J. Kono joined Unison Capital in 2002. He is a founding member of the Seoul office, and is leading Unison's Korea initiative for portfolio company value creation as well as sourcing new investment opportunities. Prior to Unison Capital, he worked at Merrill Lynch Japan, where he was responsible for M&A advisory operations.
Chris Lerner is a global Partner and Head of Asia for Eaton Partners where he leads the origination and execution of fundraises, secondaries and strategic advisory. Mr. Lerner has over 18 years’ experience in private markets investments and investment banking with over $15 billion in completed transactions. He is based in China where he has lived and worked for fifteen of the last twenty years. He began his career with Citigroup and its predecessor firms, Salomon Brothers and Smith Barney.
Mr. Lerner received an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from Tufts University. He also earned a Certificate in Mandarin Chinese from the College of Foreign Languages in Beijing. Under his leadership, Eaton Partners has been awarded Private Equity International’s fund placement firm of the year in Asia for the past three years, and secondary advisor of the year in Asia for 2016.
David Lin was previously a Managing Director for CITIC Goldstone Investment Co. Ltd, the direct investment arm of CITIC Securities. Prior to joining Goldstone, Mr. Lin was the Head of Global Fund Investments and Asian Direct Investments for Teachers’ Private Capital, the private equity investment arm of Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. Mr. Lin was involved in making a number of international private equity fund and direct investments.
Mr. Lin was a director on the boards of Almatis and New Zealand Yellow Pages Group, two of the direct investments he oversaw for Teachers’. Mr. Lin has sat on the advisory boards of a number of leading private equity funds and has been involved in the creation of several new private equity firms sponsored by Teachers’, including Actera Group (Turkey’s largest private equity fund), FountainVest (a China-focused growth equity fund), MBK Partners (one of Asia’s largest buyout funds), and Park Square (one of Europe’s largest private mezzanine debt funds).
Previously, Mr. Lin worked in investment banking at National Bank Financial and at GE Capital as a financial analyst. Mr. Lin holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.
In 2015, Peter Mao co-founded Panda Capital with 3 other uprising star investors Adam Li, Tony Liang and Ryan Li. Prior to founding Panda Capital, Peter served as VP of Qiming Venture Partners and has played an important role in the investment and management of Xiaomi, Yunzhisheng, Xiaoyi, Intelligent Automation and FraudMetrix etc.
Peter has rich experience in technology startup investment and currently focuses on new opportunities in entertainment, social network, consumption upgrade, and new technology areas. His portfolio includes Mobike, Atzuche, Face++, Qiniu, Roborock, Insta360, etc.
Rodney Muse is one of two Managing Partners of Navis. Mr. Muse leads investment teams in making, monitoring and exiting investments, sits on Investment Committee and sits on the boards and/or executive committees of several Navis portfolio companies. He has been active in Navis investments across many industries and geographies since Navis' inception.
Mr. Muse co-founded Navis in 1998 with Messrs. Bloy and Foyston with whom he worked while at The Boston Consulting Group.
He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts Hons degree from St. Lawrence University.
Euan Rellie is co-founder and Senior Managing Director of BDA Partners, the global investment bank for Asia, based in New York.
BDA Partners is a leader in cross-border investment banking involving Asia. BDA advises on M&A and capital raising. The firm has been consistently owned and managed by the same team since 1996. BDA has a track record of providing independent advice to blue-chip corporate and financial sponsor clients from North America, Europe, and Asia. BDA is headquartered in New York with offices in London, Dubai, Mumbai, Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul, and Tokyo. BDA was named Investment Bank of the Year 2017 by both The M&A Advisor and ACG New York. BDA formed partnerships with William Blair & Company in 2011 and Development Bank of Japan in 2017. www.bdapartners.com
He is BDA’s Global Head of Consumer & Luxury. He is also President of BDA Advisors Inc, the firm’s registered broker-dealer. Since founding BDA in 1996, Mr. Rellie has lived in Singapore, New York and London, and worked in China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, India and the Middle East. 1990-1996, he worked for Schroders, the UK investment bank now part of Citigroup, in New York, London and Singapore. He was Head of SE Asia Execution for Schroders Asia-Pacific Regional Advisory Group. His clients have included AgFeed, Axa, C.R. Bard, CITIC Capital Partners, Dainippon Ink & Chemical, DuPont, Ecolab, Gores Group, Happy Socks, ICICI, Intel, Kraft Foods, Life Technologies, Lubrizol, Pfizer, Philip Morris, Platinum Equity, Sara Lee, Sigma-Aldrich, Singapore Technologies, Tenneco, Terex, ThomsonReuters, and Wockhardt. He was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge. He was named 2014 North American Investment Banker of the Year, one of the Top 50 Global M&A Dealmakers (by The Global M&A Network), and Dealmaker of the Year in 2012 and 2016 (by The M&A Advisor).
Jason Shin is a co-founding partner of VIG Partners, which was founded in 2005. Mr. Shin sits on the investment committee of the Firm and is responsible for sourcing proprietary investment opportunities and overseeing execution of new investments and exits. He also acts as the primary partner in charge of several portfolio companies where he serves as the head of their management committees and leads the close monitoring of their operational and financial performances. VIG Partners is currently in its 3rd fund and have invested in 17 companies, 15 of which have been for outright control.
Mr. Shin brings extensive experience and network as one of Korea’s leading M&A bankers during his years at Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse First Boston. Mr. Shin also has significant legal experience as a lawyer with Baker & McKenzie and Kim & Chang prior to becoming an investment banker in 1995. Prior to joining VIG, Mr. Shin was a Managing Director and the Head of Morgan Stanley’s Korea investment banking group and is credited with execution of many of Korea’s landmark M&A transactions, representing the Korean government, leading Korean banks and financial institutions, top 20 chaebol groups, and numerous multinational companies.
Mr. Shin earned his JD from the University of California, Berkeley Law School and holds a BA with honors from Northwestern University.
Wayne Shiong is a Partner at China Growth Capital, a Beijing-based early stage technology investor since 2006. Mr. Shiong leads technology investments at the firm with recent portfolio including JingChi Corp., Innovusion, DeePhi, ScaleFlux, Mech Mind, Sobot, Tezign, HealthBio and Celixir etc.
He was a Partner at Bertelsmann Asia Investments (BAI) with investments into iClick (NASDAQ: ICLK), Mogujie, Douban and domob (sold to BlueFocus SZSE 300058) etc. Mr. Shiong started his VC career at WI Harper Group, a cross border early stage investor in technology and healthcare where he worked on Maxthon, Go Mobile (NASDAQ: GOMO), Mapbar (sold to NASDAQ: RENN), ChIVD (sold to Actis), Edan Instrument (Shenzhen Stock Exchange: 300206) and Innovation Works.
Mr. Shiong started his investment career as Consultant to Piper Jaffray's Internet equity research team. Prior to Piper Jaffray, he was a co-founder of a Bluetooth start-up funded by Mobile Internet (Asia). Mr. Shiong grew up in Beijing with a B.A. in Economics from Peking University.
Ati Sugiharti has been instrumental in leading TAEL's investments in Indonesia, leveraging on her transactions experience and business relationships built over close to 30 years. Through her experience at JP Morgan Chase, Banker Trust Securities and Citibank N.A., she focused on corporate finance transactions across industries and advised many of the largest corporate groups in the region. Prior to co-founding TAEL, Ms. Sugiharti was the head of investment banking Indonesia in UOB Asia Limited where she also built the organization’s capital market capabilities. Ms. Sugiharti is a deputy chairperson of the investment committee in TAEL, she drives the portfolio management process and ensures the investment team maximize the value of the investments made in the respective countries. Ms. Sugiharti is also a member of Angel Investment Network Indonesia. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Civil Engineering and Planning Faculty of Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia.
Hamilton Tang is a Managing Director of CDIB Capital. Prior to joining he served as the group Chief Executive Officer of Simon Murray & Company and Managing Partner of SMC Capital China (“SMC”), a Greater China focused investment management firm in private equity, long only funds, hedge funds, fixed income, and other direct investments. Prior to that, his background includes appointments as co-CEO of a regional entertainment company and Vice President at Morgan Stanley investment banking division in New York and Hong Kong.
He received a JD-MBA from Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School, and an undergraduate degree from Harvard College.
Jenny Wu has been serving as the first Managing Partner of Baidu Capital since November 2016.
Ms. Wu has been serving as the Managing Partner of Baidu Capital since November 2016. Prior to BC, Jenny held various positions in Ctrip such as CFO and CSO since 2011.
During her time at Ctrip she spearheaded over thirty acquisitions and investment deals and managed post-investment affairs for such investments totaling tens of billions of yuan, covering the four largest online travel companies in China behind Ctrip; Tujia, China’s largest homestay network; India's largest online travel company MakeMyTrip, and many others, a portfolio extending to both platforms or technology companies in the online sector and offline resources and services. She helped to build a top-class ecosystem in the travel industry and deliver outperforming returns to Ctrip and investors.
Ms. Wu was an senior Wall Street analyst of China TMT. From 2005 to 2011, she was employed by Morgan Stanley as a core member of Mary Meeker’s China team and also employed by Citi as Head of TMT Research of Greater China. During the time Jenny and her team participated in the IPO of Alibaba and tens others.
Ms. Wu holds a PhD degree in Finance from the University of Hong Kong, and two master’s from the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology and Nankai University respectively. Jenny is also a CFA charter holder.
Pei Zhou is Managing Director and Head of Healthcare at Pagoda Investment, a China based growth/buyout fund with emphasis on Healthcare, and Advanced Technologies. Prior to Pagoda, Dr. Zhou worked at CITIC PE (the largest PE fund in China) and Everbright Healthcare Fund.
Dr. Zhou has over 16 years of combined experience of scientific research and healthcare investment. He has extensive deal experiences, esp. cross-border experiences, in Healthcare Service, Biopharma and Med Tech. He has successfully invested in ICON, Ambrx, 3SBio, Biosensors, Beigene and etc.
Dr. Zhou has a Ph.D. degree in Biological Sciences from Dartmouth College; M.E. and B.E. in Biochemical Engineering from Tianjin (Beiyang) University.
Wei Zhou is the Founding and Managing Partner of China Creation Ventures (CCV). Before starting CCV, Wei was Managing Partner at KPCB China and led its TMT investment group. The companies that he backed include JD.com (NASDAQ IPO: JD), JD Finance, VenusTech (Shenzhen IPO: 002439), Manzuo.com (acquired by SuNing), ID5.com, CreditEase (NYSE: YRD), Rong360, China Valley Mobile Finance, Ximalaya FM, Miaopai Mobile Video (Yixia.com), ULUCU (NEEQ: 837110), Miaozhen Systems, Asia Innovation Group, Tan Tan Mobile Social, Meican.com, Scinor Water (acquired by TRCE: 300332), KJY Water (NEEQ: 835159), Arrail Dental, etc.
Before joining KPCB China as a founding member, Wei was the CEO of Shanghai Hanbo Tech Co., a leading e-payment solution provider, which was later successfully acquired. Prior to that, Wei held senior positions at Start Computer Group (SH: 600734) since 1994. As the youngest executive, he grew from a regional operation leader to the supervisor of the entire e-payment ecosystem and corporate M&A. He led the company throughout its startup stage, IPO, to the following years of fast growth.
Wei has been honored as Most Influential Venture Capitalist by Fortune, FT China Leader Venture Capitalist, and China Venture Best Venture Capitalist, 21st Century Economy Annual Investor, CV Awards Best Venture Capitalist.
Wei also serves as a governor and treasurer of China Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (“CVCA”).
Wei holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China.