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Ron Cao

Managing Director - LCP

Ron 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 enterprise technology.  Previously, Ron was Managing Director with Lightspeed Venture Partners (LSVP) and started the firm’s China operations in 2006.  Headquartered in the Silicon Valley, LSVP manages over $2B in assets and has offices globally.  Prior to joining LSVP, Ron was Managing Director of KLM Capital, a cross-border venture firm with offices in Silicon Valley and China, where he primarily focused on investments in early-stage technology companies.  Some of the investments that Ron led include MetroWave (acquired by IPG Photonics), Opulan Technologies (acquired by Atheros), and ShareWave (acquired by Cirrus Logic).

With over thirteen years of venture capital experience in both US and China and operating experience in technology companies, Ron started his career at Intel in the Silicon Valley where he served as an operations manager focusing on ramping up leading-edge manufacturing processes.  Ron also worked as a marketing executive in the Mobile and Handheld Products Group and contributed to the successful launch of the mobile Pentium III processor.

Ron received both his B.S. and M.Eng. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Ron is actively involved with various philanthropic pursuits including serving as board member of Maitian Education Foundation and as advisor to BEAM Alliance.  Ron was named by Forbes China as one of the “Top Chinese Venture Capitalists” over multiple years.  In 2013, Ron was selected by the World Economic Forum as one of its Young Global Leaders.

Ron Cao
Email:   ron@lightspeedcp dot com

Current Investments:

China Vocational Training
Mei Lele
Teralane Semiconductor

Prior Investments:

Lucky Pai

Acquired, LOTTE