Thomas G. Tsao is a forthright and sharp investor; he graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and has extensive experience in investment banking, merger and acquisitions.

Before making waves in Mainland, Mr. Tsao started as an investment banker with Merrill Lynch in New York and has also worked for Dresdner Kleinwort Benson covering the TMT sectors. After shifting his focus to China, Mr. Tsao co-founded the Beijing Technology Development Fund, backed by Beijing Enterprises and Tsinghua University Enterprise Group, where he helped make investments in CommerceOne, MyRice and SiRF. The fund was the first international venture capital fund jointly established by Chinese stated owned enterprise (Beijing Enterprises Holdings Limited) and a Chinese top university (Tsinghua University).

In 2002, Mr. Tsao staked out on his own; he and Wai Kit Lau founded the Gobi Partners, a venture capital firm that mainly focuses on the A round of investment, staying ahead of the curve, and finding LP on their own.

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Kang Zhou

Kang is a Tech writer, Event planner and Chairman of Beijing 3 Day Startup.