His portfolio includes 17 unicorns, many of them invested at an early stage, now valued at more than $1 billion. The public portfolio includes Affirm, Airbnb, Coinbase, Peloton, Poshmark, Slack, Wish and Xiaomi, and the private unicorn portfolio includes Bytedance, Bowery Farming, Frubana, Function of Beauty, Ibotta, Loggi, Offerup, Rupeek, StockX, Udaan, Vedantu, and Xiaohongshu.
Hans’ global portfolio at GGV spans six cities across the US as well as three continents:
Hans was an early investor and former board member of Xiaomi—most recently valued at $78 billion—and Musical.ly, which was acquired by Bytedance for around $900 million in 2017. He has actively worked with Airbnb co-founder Nathan Blecharczyk on Airbnb’s China strategy, and helped broker Uber co-founder Garrett Camp’s first meeting with Didi Chuxing in 2013.
Born in Taiwan, Hans grew up in Los Angeles and attended Stanford University, graduating with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering. In 2005, as an Asian American, he was among the first Silicon Valley VCs to move to China full time, spending eight years investing in the fastest changing tech landscape in the world before returning to Silicon Valley in 2013 to join GGV Capital to focus on globally-minded founders in the Americas and Asia.