Managing Director - LCP
Ron Cao, Managing Director
Ron Cao is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Lightspeed China Partners (LCP), a leading China-focused early-stage venture capital firm with investments in Internet, mobile, services, and information 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 that, Ron was a 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. Ron also worked at Intel as a marketing executive in the Mobile and Handheld Products Group and contributed to the successful launch of the mobile Pentium III processor. He also served as an operations manager focusing on ramping up leading-edge manufacturing processes.
With over ten years of venture capital experience in both US and China, Ron has been involved with investments in China Vocational Training, GMedia, LuckyPai (acquired by Lotte), MediaV, MetroWave (acquired by IPG Photonics), Opulan Technologies (acquired by Atheros), PCH International, ShareWave (acquired by Cirrus Logic), Teralane Semiconductors, and Tujia.
Ron received both his B.S. and M.Eng. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ron serves as a board member of Maitian Education Foundation and is a venture advisor to the Shanghai Yangpu District KIC Project. In 2011, Ron was named by Forbes China as one of the “Top 50 Chinese Venture Capitalists”.
曹先生在美国硅谷和中国具有十几年风险投资管理经验，投资的公司包括北方汽修、银河传媒、乐拍电视购物（被乐天并购）、聚胜万合、MetroWave (被IPG Photonics [IPGP] 收购)、普然科技(被Atheros [ATHR] 收购)、PCH International、ShareWave (被Cirrus Logic [CRUS] 收购)、天利半导体以及途家网。