Betting on China's Innovations
— A Perspective from Innovation Works

Date: 3 December 2015
Speaker: Dr Lee Kai-fu


This talk will discuss Dr Lee’s views about technology entrepreneurship in China. In particular, he will discuss the unique environment and opportunities in China, the rapidly evolving early-stage eco-system, and his company’s strategy to identify growth areas, assist entrepreneurs, help build great companies, and deliver excellent investment returns.

Speaker Bio

Dr Lee Kai-fu

Chairman and CEO of Innovation Works

Dr Lee Kai-fu is the Chairman and CEO of Innovation Works which was founded in September, 2009. Innovation Works is a leading early-stage investment company targeting the next wave of Chinese high-tech companies and to mentor the next-generation of Chinese entrepreneurs. Prior to starting Innovation Works, Dr Lee was the Vice President of Google, President of Google China. Previously, he held executive positions at Microsoft, SGI, and Apple.

In addition to his technology and investment roles, Dr Lee is also an author of six top-selling books (two of the books sold over one-million copies). Dr Lee is also active on social networks, with a total of over 50 million followers world-wide.

Dr Lee received his Bachelor degree from Columbia University, and Ph.D. at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr Lee has Honorary Doctorate Degrees from the City University of Hong Kong and Carnegie Mellon University. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Dr Lee was the Vice Chairman of the Committee of 100, an elite group of Chinese Americans. He was selected by Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2013.