Lee Kai-Fu

Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Sinovation Ventures Co., Ltd.

Lee Kai-Fu

Lee Kai-Fu

Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Sinovation Ventures Co., Ltd.

Career Highlights

Cosmo Software
Google China
Innovation Works Development Fund LP

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12/03/1961 - New Taipei, Taiwan



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Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Sinovation Ventures Co., Ltd.

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Founder at WI Harper Group, Inc.

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Partner at Innovation Works, Inc.

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Advisor at Berkeley SkyDeck

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Advisor at Berkeley SkyDeck

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Chief Operating Officer & Partner at Sinovation Ventures Co., Ltd.

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Co-Founder at Meitu, Inc.

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Research Partner, Ai Institute at Sinovation Ventures Co., Ltd.

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Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director at Meitu, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Fosun International Ltd.

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Lee Kai-Fu
Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Sinovation Ventures Co., Ltd.
Ph.D. in Computer Science
Class of 1988

Carnegie Mellon University challenges the curious and passionate to imagine and deliver work that matters. A private, global research university, Carnegie Mellon stands among the world's most renowned educational institutions, and sets its own course.With cutting-edge brain science, path-breaking performances, innovative start-ups, driverless cars, big data, big ambitions, Nobel and Turing prizes, hands-on learning, and a whole lot of robots, CMU doesn't imagine the future, they create it.

B.S. in Computer Science
Class of 1983

Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

Ph.D Computer Science

Carnegie Mellon’s School of Design is one of the oldest and most respected programs in North America, with a rich history in Product (Industrial) Design, Communication (Graphic) Design, Interaction and Service Design. It is one of the only leading programs to offer design degrees at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels within a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural research university.


The Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, Inc. is a non-profit organization that owns and operates technical professional association. It provides membership and services, societies and communities support, publication services, and conferences and events. The company was founded in 1884 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Career History
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
2009 - Current

Sinovation Ventures Co. Ltd. is a Chinese multi-national private company headquartered in Beijing that acts as an alternative investment manager. The firm was founded in 2009 by Kai Fu Lee, who has been the CEO since that date.

Managing Partner

Innovation Works Development Fund LP seeks investment opportunities in Hi-technology start-up companies located in China. The fund focuses on companies operating in the fields of mobile internet, consumer internet, e-commerce and cloud computing. It provides the initial financing for angel or series-A round capital requirements and also participate in subsequent rounds of financing of the company.

Member, Management Team

Fosun International Ltd. engages in creating customer-to-maker ecosystems in health, happiness and wealth, and providing products and services for families. It operates through the following segments: Health Ecosystem, Happiness Ecosystem, Insurance and Finance, Investment, and Hive Property. The Health Ecosystem segment includes research and development, manufacture, sale, and trading of pharmaceutical and health products and providing medical services and health management. The Happiness Ecosystem segment comprises operation and investments in tourism and leisure, fashion consumer, and lifestyle industries. The Insurance and Finance segment involves in the operation of and investment in the insurance businesses, banking, and other financial businesses. The Investment segment consists of primary investments, secondary market investments, and investments in asset management companies and other companies of the group. The Hive Property segment focuses on the development and operation of the hive city properties. The company was founded on December 24, 2004 and is headquartered in Shanghai, China.

Boards & Committees
Independent Director

Xunlei Ltd. is a holding company, which provides shared cloud computing and blockchain technology services. It provides a wide range of products and services across cloud acceleration, blockchain, shared cloud computing and digital entertainment to deliver an efficient internet experience. The company was founded by Sheng Long Zou and Hao Cheng in December 2002 and is headquartered in Shenzhen, China.

Vice Chair, Board of Directors

The Committee of 100 is an international, non-profit, non-partisan membership organization that brings a Chinese American perspective to issues concerning Asian Americans and U.S.-China relations. The organization draws upon the collective experience, knowledge, and resources of their members - Chinese Americans who have achieved prominence in a variety of fields and work in partnership towards the mission.

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Megarobo Technologies Co. Ltd. is a company headquartered in Beijing, China. The firm develops and manufactures intelligent collaborative robots. It was founded in 2016 by Zhi Xin Qiao and Yu Qing Huang.

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Hangzhou Nationalchip Science & Technology Co., Ltd. specializes in IC design, system solution development, marketing and sales for digital TV, family media center, and artificial intelligence markets. Its products include digital home and intelligent interconnect. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Hangzhou, China.

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Beijing Duiawang Educational Technology Co. Ltd. is a company headquartered in Beijing, China. The firm provides mobile internet educational solutions. It was founded in 2014 by Jian Ting Luan.

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Awards & Honors
Carnegie Mellon University
TIME - 100 Most Influential People in the World
Rank #83
Foreign Policy magazine - Top 100 Global Thinkers
New York City, NY
Bloomberg Markets Hedge Fund & Investor Summit

Bloomberg Markets Hedge Fund & Investor Summit: The World's Leading Hedge Fund Managers & Investors Discuss Opportunity Beyond the Crisis is the first annual, invitation-only gathering of the world’s smartest minds in the hedge fund and institutional investing industries. Throughout the more than 20 interviews, panel discussions and debates, we’ll explore the latest economic and financial trends dictating global markets as they start to emerge from the worst downturn since the Great Depression, and provide insight for investors to understand where their money can best perform. Featured speakers, including managers who made the Bloomberg Markets magazine Richest Hedge Funds ranking in 2010, have profited from investing in a broad range of fields such as distressed securities, convertible bonds and emerging markets. Institutional investors include managers of public and private pension funds, university and foundation endowments and sovereign wealth funds. The more than 100 executives in attendance will include portfolio managers from top performing and mid-sized hedge funds, chief investment officers from sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, and major university endowments, c-suite banking officials, economists and lawmakers.

Tianjin, GD, China
2012 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions

Davos, Switzerland
2012 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

A record 2,600 business, government and civil society leaders – including nearly 40 heads of state or government – participated in the 42nd World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, which took place under the theme The Great Transformation: Shaping New Models. The record participation indicated the international community’s level of concern for the world today, as one crisis after another emerges. It also underscored the commitment of the Forum’s Members, Partners and communities to improving the state of the world.

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