Mr. Ian Zhu is a founding member of NIO Capital and played a key role in building the firm’s investment team, setting up its venture and growth funds, and establishing its operations. His investment focus includes smart electric vehicles, low carbon energy networks, mobility and logistics services and manufacturing innovations. He led NIO Capital’s investments in CATL (SZSE: 300750), Ronbay (SHSE: 688005), Tuhu (SEHK: 9690), Momenta, Pony.ai, Newlinks Technology, Inceptio Technology, Black Sesame Technologies, TrunkTech, Innovusion, and BoCloud, among others.
Mr. Zhu has extensive experience in investment, fund management and business management. Prior to joining NIO Capital, he was a Managing Partner and Investment Committee member of Tsing Capital, where he led investments in Lucid (LCID:NASDAQ), Jing-Jin Electric (SHSE: 688280) and Horizon Robotics. Ian also worked in both start-ups and large technology companies like AT&T, where he managed diverse functions, including sales, business development, engineering and R&D.
Mr. Zhu holds a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford Graduate School of Business and dual bachelor’s degrees in physics and economics from Peking University.