Jenny Lee joined GGV Capital in 2005 as a managing partner and was instrumental in setting up the GGV presence in China. As a self-professed geek, Jenny firmly believes that only the entrepreneurs who are passionate about products will be able to create new models and new products. As an investor, Jenny is focused on finding and partnering with disruptive technology companies that can change the traditional business models and create new value for users and enterprises.
Jenny’s previous operation and finance work experience with Singapore Technologies Aerospace, Morgan Stanley and JAFCO Asia enhanced her role as a preferred board mentor and investor to many entrepreneurs in China. Jenny graduated from Cornell University with a Masters and B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and an M.B.A. from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. Jenny is a member of the Board of Directors for Kauffman Fellows, a leadership organization for innovation and capital formation. In her spare time, Jenny enjoys following the latest development of hacker technology and discussing new applications, new direction of products with entrepreneurs.
Since 2011, Jenny has been recognized by the Forbes Global 100 VC Midas List of top venture capitalists, ranking as the #1 woman and #10 overall in 2015. In 2016, she was named to the Vanity Fair New Establishment list, Fast Company Most Creative People in Business list and was recognized by The New York Times and CB Insights among the top 100 venture capital investors worldwide, ranking #17 and one of the only two selected from Mainland China. Jenny is also the recipient of Business China's Young Achiever Award, prestigious recognition awarded by the Singapore Deputy Prime Minister for helping to foster relationships between China and Singapore through technology and investment.
Jenny’s areas of focus are on consumer internet and SaaS companies especially those in mobile social, IoT, finance and education sectors. Jenny has led GGV’s investments in hiSoft (NASDAQ: PACT), 21Vianet (NASDAQ: VNET), SinoSun (SHE: 300333), YY (NASDAQ: YY) and successfully helped them go public. Jenny also serves on the board of other innovative private companies, including Liulishuo (a.k.a Lingo Champ), CashShield, eHang Technology, Keep, Kingsoft WPS, Niu.com, Phononic, Zuoyebang, Xiaozhan (Education), 51zhangdan (Finance) and UCWeb until it was acquired by Alibaba. Her other investments include Drive.ai, Momenta, and Clobotics.
Recent Articles and Appearances
- Venture Capitalist Jenny Lee Says China’s New Economy Is Not Slowing Down
- China’s Latest Offering: Innovative Business Models
- The Year That Shaped Technology in China
- Cracking The Boys Club: Jenny Lee On What It Means To Be The Top Woman In Venture Capital
- Jenny Lee, Mike McNamara Assess Innovation in China
- GGV's Jenny Lee: Top tech investor [video]
- 34 Surprising Facts About Top Tech Investor Jenny Lee
- Kauffman Fellows Names New Board Member