Chen Xiaohong (陈小红), the founder and founding partner of H Capital, is responsible for raising the largest venture capital fund ever raised by a woman.
“Xiaohong is a terrific investor,” said Chase Coleman, founder of Tiger Global Management, where Xiaohong served as a managing director, partner, and general manager. “Her capacity to navigate the Chinese investment landscape and its many nuances is second to none.”
As an investor who has backed of some of the country’s most successful start-ups, she represents hope for the next generation of technological innovators in China.
H Capital was founded in 2002 and has invested in well-known start-ups, such as 17zuoye.com, an EdTech company; Nice, an image and sharing app; Mia.com, an e-commerce platform geared towards babies and mothers.
Before H Capital, Xiaohong was head of business development at Joyo.com, a Chinese online shopping platform, and was instrumental in the firm’s merger with Amazon.
Prior to this, she spent nine years at Veronis Suhler Stevenson (VSS) as a managing director responsible for mergers and acquisitions and private equity investments in the publishing and education sectors.
The former librarian shies away from the limelight, rarely attending conferences or industry events and avoiding media coverage. She gave her first interview in over a decade to Bloomberg in late 2016 at their headquarters, which lasted four hours.