Jixun Foo is the Managing Partner at GGV Capital, and joined the firm in 2006. He is consistently recognized among the top VCs in China and counts 12 of his investments as mega-unicorns, including, Didi, Face++, Grab, Hello, Manbang, Meicai, Qunar/Ctrip, Tujia, Mogu, UCWeb, Youku Tudou, and Xpeng Motors.
Jixun has spent the last 20 years working with entrepreneurs in the travel and transportation, social media and commerce, and enterprise services sectors in China. He led GGV’s investments in Didi, Grab, Mogujie/Meilishuo, MediaV, Qunar (NASDAQ:QUNR), UCWeb, Youku-Tudou (Acq: Alibaba), Manbang (fka Yunmanman), and currently serves on the boards of Hello, XPeng Motors, Boss Zhinpin, Kujiale, Tujia, Xiangwushuo and Zuiyou. Jixun played critical roles in many key strategic mergers and acquisitions, such as those of Youku-Tudou (first ever multi-billion dollar tech merger in China), Baidu/Qunar, Ctrip/Qunar, Mogujie/Meilishuo (NYSE: MOGU) and Manbang (Yunmanman/Huachebang).
Jixun was a Director at Draper Fisher Jurvetson ePlanet Ventures, where he led investment efforts in Asian companies such as Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU). Prior to DFJ ePlanet, Jixun headed up the Investment Group under the Finance & Investment Division of the National Science & Technology Board of Singapore (NSTB), and was previously a R&D project group leader at Hewlett Packard. Jixun graduated from the National University of Singapore with a First-Class Honors degree in Engineering, and received a M.Sc. in Management of Technology from the university's Graduate School of Business.
Jixun has been recognized by Forbes China as one of the “Best Venture Capitalists” every year since 2006. He was also recognized as one of the Top 10 Venture Capitalists by Zero2IPO and was named "VC Professional of the Year" by the Asia Venture Capital Journal. He frequently appears on the global Forbes Midas list and was recognized among the Top 100 Venture Capitalists by The New York Times/CBInsights in 2019.