Jixun Foo

Managing Partner at GGV Capital

Jixun Foo

Jixun Foo

Managing Partner at GGV Capital

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GGV Capital
GGV Capital (China)

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4645

Number of Boards

18

Birthday

1968

Age

52

Number of Awards

4

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Managing Partner at GGV Capital

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Managing Partner at Granite Global Ventures III LLC

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Investor at Zylo, Inc.

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Co-Founder & Partner at ACME Capital

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Venture Partner at GGV Capital (China)

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Managing Partner at GGV Capital

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Founding Partner at GGV Capital

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Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director & General Manager at Hangzhou Xiaoka Technology Co., Ltd.

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Co-Founder at GGV Capital

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Co-Founder at GGV Capital

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Education
Graduate

National University of Singapore is a global university centered in Asia. It aspires to influence the future by changing the way people think and do things through education, research, and service.

Master of Science in Management of Technology

NUS Business School is the business school of the National University of Singapore (NUS). NUS Business School is consistently rated as one of the top business schools in the Asia Pacific region and one of the leading business schools worldwide. The Forbes ranking of International Two-Year MBA programmes ranks the NUS MBA 7th globally out of a total of 11 schools listed while the Quacquarelli Symonds Global 200 MBA Rankings 2014/15 ranks the NUS MBA 2nd in Asia.

MS Management of Technology

The Stanford Graduate School of Business has built an international reputation based on its innovative programs, which include: Two-year MBA Program, designed to educate business leaders One-year Stanford Sloan Master’s Program for mid-career executives PhD Program for future academics Executive Education programs for experienced managers Faculty research program Academic programs, including the two-year MBA, the 12-month Sloan Master's Program, and the PhD program, create a transformational student experience that reflects the tagline: Change lives. Change organizations. Change the world. Today the state-of-the-art Knight Management Center complex enables Stanford's innovative, globalized MBA curriculum, offering flexible classroom spaces for hands-on experiential learning small-group leadership labs, and team-based learning. It engages faculty and students across Stanford University, as well as alumni, global executives, and the broader world community.

Career History
Managing Partner
2006 - Current

GGV Capital leads expansion-stage venture capital investments in the US and Asia. The firm focuses on investments in information technology and healthcare companies that are seeking to expand into Asia. GGV Capital targets companies with strong management teams, proven product lines or technologies, customer traction, scalable business models and clear paths to liquidity. Initial investments typically range from $3 million to $15 million with significant capacity for follow-on investments. GGV typically serves and the lead investor and serves on the boards of directors of their portfolio companies

Director
2000 - Prior

DFJ ePlanet seeks to provide superior returns through investments in early-stage information technology and medical device start-ups in Asia and Europe, and in expansion-stage information technology and medical device companies in the US. The firm's investments are focused primarily on wireless, semiconductor, consumer Internet, life sciences, VoIP, broadband and other emerging services sectors.

Professional
Prior

Focus Media Holding Ltd. offers digital media network services. It also offers commercial location media, in-store media, LCD display network, movie theater advertising and poster frame network services. The company was founded by Nan Chun Jiang in May 2003 and is headquartered in Shanghai, China.

Boards & Committees
Independent Director, Board of Directors
2012 - Current

Youku Tudou Inc. (NYSE: YOKU) is China’s leading Internet television company. Its Internet television platform enables users to search, view and share high-quality video content quickly and easily across multiple devices. Youku, which stands for “what’s best and what’s cool” in Chinese, is the most recognized online video brand in China. Youku Tudou’s American depositary shares, each representing 18 of Youku Tudou’s Class A ordinary shares, are traded on the NYSE under the symbol “YOKU”. Content The majority of our offerings are professionally produced content licensed from copyright holders. Our extensive library of content has made Youku the first choice of Chinese internet users for television dramas, feature films, news programming, variety shows, music videos, animated features, sports coverage, and much more. We are also proud to be helping Chinese Paike -- video bloggers -- to tell their stories by uploading and sharing video shot on their mobile phones or home video cameras. Youku offers a space for ordinary internet users to share their treasured moments, independent films, viral videos, and anything else they create. Youku understands the needs of creative people because we're creators ourselves. Under our Youku Originals brand, we produce original web content for the young, hip, and upwardly mobile demographic that characterizes our viewers. Our in-house productions have proven popular, with some of our programs receiving hundreds of millions of views. Technology Of course, it's not enough just to have great content. Youku's industry-leading proprietary content delivery network (CDN) technology and back-end encoding technology ensure that our users get the best performance possible, whether they're uploading a video to our servers or streaming a video to watch on their PC, mobile phone, or mobile internet device. Marketing The same qualities that make us the favorite video site of Chinese internet users have also made us the clear choice for advertisers, with our premium advertising environment and innovative and engaging cross-media marketing capabilities. Youku has forged partnerships with nearly 500 brand advertisers over the past several years, including household names like P&G, Coca-Cola, General Motors, Apple, Lenovo, Samsung, and China Mobile.

Independent Director
2000 - 2005

Baidu was founded in 2000 by Internet pioneer Robin Li, creator of visionary search technology Hyperlink Analysis, with the mission of providing the best way for people to find what they’re looking for online. Over the past decade we have strived to fulfill this mission by listening carefully to our users’ needs and wants. To provide intelligent, relevant search results for the tens of billions of queries that are entered into our search platform every day, we focus on powering the best technology optimized for up-to-date local tastes and preferences. Our deep understanding of Chinese language and culture is central to our success and this kind of knowledge allows us to tailor our search technology for our users’ needs. Just to cite one example, we believe there are at least 38 ways of saying "I" in the Chinese language. It is important that we recognize these nuances to effectively address our users’ requests. We provide our users with many channels to find and share information. In addition to our core web search product, we power many popular community-based products, such as Baidu PostBar, the world’s first and largest Chinese-language query-based searchable online community platform, Baidu Knows, the world’s largest Chinese-language interactive knowledge-sharing platform, and Baidu Encyclopedia, the world’s largest user-generated Chinese-language encyclopedia, to name but a few. Beyond these marquee products we also offer dozens of helpful vertical search-based products, such as Maps, Image Search, Video Search, News Search, and many more. We power these through our cutting-edge technology, continually innovating to enhance these services. Our new Box Computing Open Platform brings users deep-linked content and even applications they can use directly through their search box. We believe that Box Computing will dramatically improve people’s search experience and become ubiquitous across all Internet devices including computers and mobile platforms. In addition to serving individual users, we also serve as a media platform for online marketing customers. Our business model is mainly based on a performance-oriented marketing platform for businesses to cost effectively reach relevant Internet users. We offer performance-based online marketing services and display advertisements through both Baidu organic websites and our affiliated websites (our Union business). Our affiliated websites lead traffic to us through integrating a Baidu search box into their sites and/or by displaying relevant contextual promotional links for our customers. The majority of our revenue is derived from performance-based online marketing services and our customers pay on a cost per click basis – that is, our customers only pay when their paid-link is clicked through and they get the “lead”. Our goal is to give our customers an online marketing platform that has a wide range of functions which they can use to meet their marketing needs and an extensive selection of tools for managing their accounts as well as data for analyzing and optimizing ROI. To best serve our customers, our sales efforts consist of direct sales teams in first tier cities and third-party distributors in lower tier cities. This allows us to better penetrate each market and tailor our support and personal interaction based on customers’ needs. Today, our online marketing platform serves hundreds of thousands of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and many branded multinational customers. The measurable ROI offered by our online marketing platform has made it one of the most effective marketing platforms for companies targeting the Chinese market. We will continue to strive to provide an extra level of value-added sales and customer service to address a wide range of customer needs. Our focus is to help the market continue to develop and educate the many companies who don’t understand the benefits of search engine marketing so that we can help them grow their businesses.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

Business China provides business support services. The company is headquartered in Singapore.

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GGV Capital IV Entrepreneurs Fund LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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GGV Capital IV LP raised money in a private placement transaction

Investments
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TNF Venture focuses on investing in startups mainly seed and early stage companies.

Awards & Honors
Rank #35
2015
Forbes Magazine - The Midas List
Rank #43
2009
Forbes Magazine - The Midas List
Rank #75
2008
Forbes Magazine - The Midas List
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