Hans joined GGV Capital in 2013 as a Managing Director to focus on Internet, mobile, and gaming industry investments.
Hans’ prior work experience spans venture capital, internet start-ups, and tech investment banking over 18 years. Hans has led investments in or served on the boards of start-ups that have since become category leaders, including Xiaomi, where he was involved in attracting Hugo Barra, the former Head of Android Product Management at Google, Mafengwo Travel, Vancl.com, eHi Car Rental, Domob Mobile, and Forgame, which just went public on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, carrying a market valuation of over $1B.
He joins GGV from Qiming Venture Partners where he focused on investment in China for the past six years. Previously he was with Bessemer Venture Partners for three years, where he helped global players such as Skype to expand into China. Hans was also a founding member of Taipei-based Crimson Asia Capital and HelloAsia, a pan-Asian focused consumer Internet start-up based in Silicon Valley. He started his career at Merrill Lynch as an investment banker focused on the technology sector. He received his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.
Hans was one of seven venture capitalists from China named to the 2013 Forbes Midas List. He was also recognized by The Founder and CBN News magazines as a Top 10 most entrepreneur-friendly VC in China. Hans is frequently recognized as an industry thought leader in the Consumer Internet, Digital Media and Gaming sectors.