Partner - LCP
James is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Lightspeed China Partners, a leading China-focused early-stage venture capital firm with investments in Internet, mobile, services, and information technology. Previously, James was Managing Director with Lightspeed Venture Partners (LSVP) and joined firm in 2008. Headquartered in the Silicon Valley, LSVP manages over $2B in assets and has offices globally.
James brings 16 years of operations experience at leading high-tech companies and startup. Prior to LSVP, James was Director of Corporate Development for Google, responsible for the company’s strategic investments and M&A efforts in Greater China and pan-Asian region. During this tenure, he led investments in leading Chinese Internet companies, including Baidu, Dianping, Xunlei, Tianya and Ganji. James joined Google in 2003 and served as Head of Asia Products and spearheaded Google’s early China efforts while serving as Chief Representative of the Google China Representative Office.
Before joining Google, James co-founded a venture-backed startup, iTelco Communications, which provided VOIP-based global communication products and services. Prior to that, James was with Intel, where he held management positions in engineering, marketing, product management, and business development. He also co-invented MLC NOR Flash technology, which developed into Intel’s billion-dollar StrataFlash business.
James received a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University and a B.S. in Physics from Fudan University. In addition, James received executive management training at Stanford University. James holds 14 U.S. patents in flash memory, communications, Internet security, and commerce. In 2012, James was named by The Founder Magazine as one of the “Top 10 Most Respected VCs in China”.