Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP) invests in early-stage, hyper-growth startups, partnering closely with entrepreneurs to build durable businesses. BVP is a global firm with offices in Menlo Park, Cambridge, New York, Bangalore, Herzliya, and Sao Paulo. With $4 billion under management, BVP invests anywhere from $100,000 to $75 million in innovative companies like Pinterest, Twilio, Box, LinkedIn, Shopify, Yelp, Skype, and Cornerstone OnDemand. Over 100 BVP companies have gone public.
Oct 2013 - NowManaging Partner at GGV Capital in SF and BeijingForbes Midas Lister: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016Board of Directors - Wish, Musical.ly, Poshmark, Misfit, Curse, Grubmarket in CA; Xiaohongshu, Xiaomi ecosystem companies, Forgame (HKSE: 0484) in ChinaCo-led GGV investment in Airbnb, Slack, Didi, MogujieEarly investor in Xiaomi Technology, eHi (NYSE EHIC), Dianping in China; Snapdeal in IndiaGGV: $4Bn AUM and 18 IPOs since 2010Fall 2007 - Aug 2013Managing Partner at Qiming Venture Partners (Beijing)Qiming: $200mil Fund 1, $320mil Fund 2; $450mil Fund 3: China-focused VC Fund; US affiliate: Seattle-based Ignition Partners2005 - Fall 2007VP/Associate at Bessemer Venture Partners started in Menlo Park, and based in ShanghaiBVP: oldest VC practice in the US2002 - 2004MIT Sloan, Venture Consulting1999 - 20012 Start-Ups: Hello Asia (co-founder, VP, and MD of Southeast Asia, based in Singapore); Asia2B (EVP of Corporate Development and Marketing - split between HK & Beijing)1996 - 1999Associate at Crimson Asia Capital, a $435mil Pan-Asia PE fund(based Taipei, Taiwan and Singapore)1993 - 1996Financial Analyst at Merrill Lynch (M&A - New York; Corporate Finance - HK)1989 - 1993Stanford UniversityBorn in Taipei, Taiwan; Parents from Zhejiang and Shandong, ChinaWent to CA, USA at age 13Specialties: early stage investing; sector interest: consumer services, e.g. click-and-mortar ecommerce, online games, baby/children products/services, restaurant chains, car rental; and IT-enabled services, e.g. fintech, infotech, cross-border trade enablement