In the last few decades, China has been the land of opportunities for locals and foreigners alike, creating millionaire and billionaire entrepreneurs as the country grows by leaps and bounds. Mr Foo Jixun has been in China for the last 20 years, building his business and helping other entrepreneurs to build their businesses. He has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Venture Capitalists by Zero2IPO, was named “VC Professional of the Year” by the Asia Venture Capital Journal, and frequently appears on the Forbes Midas list. Join Young China Watchers to listen to Mr Foo share his thoughts and experiences at the Fireside Chat.
This event is jointly organized by Young China Watchers (Singapore Chapter) and Hong Kong Singapore Business Association. It is part of the series of events on China post Open Door policy.
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Hong Kong Singapore Business Association, Drew & Napier LLC
Jixun is the Managing Partner at GGV Capital, and joined the firm in 2006. He has more than 20 years experience in venture capital investing and have worked with many successful entrepreneurs. Jixun focuses on travel and transportation, social media and commerce as well as enterprise services in China. Jixun has led GGV’s investments in Qunar (NASDAQ:QUNR), Grab, Didi, Youku-Tudou (NYSE:YOKU), UCWeb, Mogujie-Meilishuo, MediaV, Full-Truck Alliance (formerly Yunmanman), Meicai, and currently serves on the boards of XPeng, Hellobike, Tujia, Xiangwushuo, Zuiyou and Kujiale. Jixun played a critical role in many key strategic mergers and acquisitions, such as those of Youku-Tudou (first ever multi-billion dollar tech merger in China), Baidu/Qunar, Ctrip/Qunar, and Mogujie/Meilishuo. Jixun has been recognized by Forbes China as one of the “Best Venture Capitalists” every year since 2006. Jixun was recognized as one of the Top 10 Venture Capitalists by Zero2IPO, was named “VC Professional of the Year” by the Asia Venture Capital Journal, and frequently appears on the Forbes Midas list.
Jixun was a Director at Draper Fisher Jurvetson ePlanet Ventures, where he led investment efforts in Asian companies such as Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU). Prior to DFJ ePlanet, Jixun headed up the Investment Group under the Finance & Investment Division of the National Science & Technology Board of Singapore (NSTB), and was previously a R&D project group leader at Hewlett Packard.
Jixun graduated from the National University of Singapore with a First-Class Honors degree in Engineering, and received a M.Sc. in Management of Technology from the university’s Graduate School of Business.