Zhou Jianping is a Chinese billionaire and one of the founding partners of the private equity firm China Creation Ventures. He is well known for his investments in technology startups and is widely regarded as one of the most successful venture capitalists in China. His net worth is estimated to be around $4.5 billion.
Early Life and Education
Zhou Jianping was born in China in 1968. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in physics from Peking University in 1991 and went on to complete a master’s degree in physics from the same university in 1994. He later studied for a PhD in physics at the University of California, Berkeley, which he completed in 1999.
Career and Achievements
After completing his studies in the US, Zhou Jianping returned to China and worked for several years in the semiconductor industry. In 2006, he joined the venture capital firm GGV Capital, where he became a managing partner and focused on investing in technology startups. During his time at GGV Capital, Zhou was involved in the early funding rounds of several successful companies, including Alibaba Group and Xiaomi Corporation.
In 2017, Zhou and two other partners left GGV Capital to found their own venture capital firm, China Creation Ventures. The firm focuses on investing in early-stage technology startups in China and has quickly established itself as one of the most active and successful venture capital firms in the country. Some of the companies that China Creation Ventures has invested in include online education platform Zuoyebang, mobile e-commerce platform Pinduoduo, and cloud computing platform QingCloud.
In addition to his work as a venture capitalist, Zhou Jianping is also involved in several other business ventures. He is a board member of the online gaming company NetEase and is also an investor in Tesla, Inc.
Zhou Jianping is married and has two children. He is known for his low-profile approach to business and rarely gives interviews or speaks publicly about his investments.
|Companies||China Creation Ventures, NetEase, Tesla|
|Net Worth||$4.5 billion|