Sinovation Ventures is an established Chinese technology-savvy investment firm, started in 2009 by a team led by Dr. Kai-Fu Lee, with presence in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Seattle and Silicon Valley. Currently Sinovation Ventures manages an estimated $2B AUM between six USD and RMB funds in total, and over 300 portfolio companies across the technology spectrum in China and the U.S. Sinovation Ventures is one of the first Chinese ventures firms establishing a presence and investment practice in the U.S.
Dr. Kai-Fu Lee is the Chairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures and President of Sinovation Venture’s Artificial Intelligence Institute. Sinovation Ventures, managing US$2 billion dual currency investment fund, is a leading technology-savvy investment firm focusing on developing the next generation of Chinese high-tech companies. Prior to founding Sinovation Ventures in 2009, Dr. Lee was the Vice President of Google, President of Google China. Previously, he held executive positions at Microsoft, SGI, and Apple. Dr. Lee received his Bachelor degree from Computer Science from Columbia University, and Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Lee has Honorary Doctorate Degrees from the City University of Hong Kong and Carnegie Mellon University. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Dr. Lee was the Vice Chairman of the Committee of 100, an elite group of Chinese Americans and one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine in 2013. Dr. Lee has authored ten US patents, and over one hundred journal and conference papers, and author of seven top-selling books in Chinese, and has over 50 million followers on social media.