Jimmy Wei joined KPCB China as a Venture Partner in April, 2012. His primary interests are building new companies in the area of life sciences in China.
Prior to join KPCB, Jimmy was the Senior Vice President and head of business development at Hutchison MediPharma, where he led the effort to set up multiple partnerships with US and European pharmaceutical companies. Before joining Hutchison in 2007, Jimmy was the Deputy General Manager of Burrill China Group, where he managed Burrill’s business activities related to the Greater China region. Prior to Burrill, Jimmy was the Vice President for WI Harper Group to oversee firm’s life sciences investment. He also worked for McKinsey Shanghai office as a management consultant. Prior to the business career, Jimmy has conducted R&D in several leading research organizations, including Duke University Medical Center and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Jimmy received a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from North Carolina State University. He also holds an M.B.A. from Darden Business School, University of Virginia and a B.S. degree in Biology from Wuhan University.