Jet-setting business 'guru' for digital stars

Venture capitalist Li Jin, a Harvard University graduate who was inspired by the ideas of Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx, is aggressively pro-worker. Born in Beijing, she was among the first investors in Silicon Valley to take influencers seriously a
Venture capitalist Li Jin, a Harvard University graduate who was inspired by the ideas of Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx, is aggressively pro-worker. Born in Beijing, she was among the first investors in Silicon Valley to take influencers seriously and has written about and backed creators for years. PHOTO: NYTIMES

(NYIMES) - YouTuber Cody Ko, who has 5.7 million subscribers, found himself in a pickle in May. Two different start-ups wanted to give him stock and he was concerned that they were potentially competitive deals.

So he called someone he trusted for advice - Li Jin.

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