Session Information

Monday, May 16th, 11:15–11:55am

TRACK 1: Disruptive Startups and Pioneering Brands

New Marketplace Startups

Hans Tung
Managing Partner, GGV Capital
Hans Tung joined GGV Capital in 2013 as a managing partner to focus on consumer mobile and cross-border ecommerce investments in China and the US. Hans led GGV’s investment and serves on the boards of Wish, a fast growing cross border mobile commerce marketplace; Xiaohongshu, a leading active social community and recommendation app for cross-border shopping in China; GrubMarket, a marketplace for local farm goods; Totspot, a mobile marketplace for moms; and FlightCar, the world’s first peer-to-peer carsharing company at airports. He has invested in mobile social communication companies such as Musical.ly, a popular user-generated music video-sharing app, and Curse, a social communication platform for gamers. He is also actively involved with GGV portfolio companies Airbnb, Flipboard, Draftkings, and Yodo1.

Hans was one of the earliest investors in, and a former board member of, Xiaomi. At GGV, he has backed IoT companies Misfit, maker of wearable and smart home products; More Tech, maker of mom-friendly smart devices; and several Xiaomi IoT ecosystem companies, e.g. Zhimi (air purifiers and other smart home appliances), Zimi (mobile wifi devices), and 1More (headphones). Hans has been ranked as a top VC on the Forbes Midas list the past three years (2013, 2014, and 2015). He was recognized by The Founder and CBN News magazines in the past as a Top 10 most entrepreneur-friendly VC in China.

Hans’ prior work experience spans venture capital, internet startups, and tech investment banking over 18 years. He previously led investments in, or served on the boards of, startups that have since become category leaders, including Xiaomi, Mafengwo Travel, Vancl.com, 51fanli, Domob Ads (sold to Blue Focus Advertising, Shenzhen Stock Exchange: 300058), Forgame (HKSE: 0484), and eHi Car Rental (NYSE: EHIC). He joined GGV from Qiming Venture Partners, where he focused on investment in China from 2007 to 2013. Previously, he was with Bessemer Venture Partners, where he helped global players such as Skype expand into China. Hans was also a founding member of two pan-Asian internet startups with roots in Silicon Valley that were subsequently sold to telcos, HelloAsia and Asia2B. He started his career at Merrill Lynch as an investment banker focused on the technology sector. He received his BS in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.