Vice President, Tesla China
GGV Capital Singapore
Jenny Lee is a pioneer investor in the Chinese tech space, where she has spent 15 years leading some of the most exciting VC investments.
Lee joined GGV Capital in 2005, with the aim of establishing the firm’s presence in China. By any standard this has proved to be a wise move, with GGV’s portfolio including a number of China’s most valuable companies.
Lee’s investments are primarily in the online and enterprise tech space. Recent investments have included online education startup Huowa, online home-decoration platform Kujiale, and Beijing-based robot producer Geek+. She has also led ten early-stage companies to go public on US and Asian exchanges.
For Lee, who originally trained as an electrical engineer, identifying disruptive technology and passionate entrepreneurs, combined with local insight, is crucial.
“While global giants are doubling down here, they are to be respected but not feared,” she tells Business Insider. “Local champions who know when to collaborate and where to compete still have an edge. We believe the talent to build great companies can come from anywhere and we want to empower them.”