Wei Zhou is a Managing Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers China and leads its China digital practice group. He has accrued more than 10 years of operational experience with leading local technology companies in various functions and regions in China. His focus areas of investment include internet, wireless, media and online financial services. Wei has led KPCB’s investment in a number of successful investments, and serves on the Board of Directors or works closely with the teams at JD.com (NASDAQ IPO: JD), Beijing VenusTech (Shenzhen IPO: 002439), KJY Water (NEEQ: 835159), Manzuo.com (acquired by SuNing), Arrail Dental Group, Doodle Mobile, ID5, Limei mobile ads, Miaozhen Systems, Rong360, China Valley Mobile Finance, Ximalaya mobile Raido, Miaopai Mobile Video, Peng Peng, Xiu.com, Scinor Water. He is based in the firm’s Beijing office.
Before joining KPCB China in early 2007, Wei served as the chief executive officer and chairman of Shanghai Hanbo Technology Co., a leading e-payment solution provider in China. In that role, he successfully led the strategic merger and acquisition of Hanbo and its post-merger integration and business model transformation. In addition, Wei held various senior managerial and operational positions during his eight years at Start Computer Group (SH: 600734). While there, he directed teams focusing on product management, business development, corporate operation and M&A, went through its startup stage, IPO process, and following years of fast growth.
Wei was honored by Chinaventure CVAwards as one of the Top Ten Best Venture Capitalists of the Year in 2011.
Wei holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor of engineering degree from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China.