In Good Company

Jixun Foo is a Singaporean with the Midas touch

Shanghai-based managing partner at venture capital firm GGV Capital has a knack for picking winners, including Baidu and Xpeng Motors

The big investment scores aside, Mr Jixun Foo counts his involvement in some key Chinese strategic mergers and acquisitions as his proudest career moments. One of those was the merger of Youku-Tudou, China's first multibillion-dollar tech merger, whe
The big investment scores aside, Mr Jixun Foo counts his involvement in some key Chinese strategic mergers and acquisitions as his proudest career moments. One of those was the merger of Youku-Tudou, China's first multibillion-dollar tech merger, where he helped to bridge the trust gap between the two companies.PHOTO: GGV CAPITAL

Jixun Foo remembers the deal that won him recognition as a venture capital ace and his first-time entry to the Forbes Midas List.

Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) ePlanet Ventures, a venture capital firm that was one of the early investors in Hotmail, had opened an office in Singapore and Mr Foo was hired to lead investment efforts in Asian companies.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 25, 2021, with the headline 'Jixun Foo is a Singaporean with the Midas touch'. Subscribe