Joe Zhao is a venture capital & growth equity investor in FinTech & blockchain, enterprise SaaS, and internet marketplaces.
Past representative investments:
FinTech: SoFi (NASDAQ: SOFI), AvidXChange (NASDAQ: AVDX), Kraken, Blockstream
Enterprise tech: FiscalNote, HootSuite, DataStax, Dataminr
Internet marketplaces: Airbnb (NASDAQ: ABNB), Udacity, Indigo
Area of focus: big data, cybersecurity, automation, artificial intelligence, machine learning, text analytics, payments, API, payments, B2B & B2C marketplaces, blockchain, web 3 applications, DeFi, node services
Across the portfolio of investments, he has assisted portfolio managements with hiring strategy, fundraising strategy, valuation analysis, comps analysis, and business model, strategy, pricing and operations discussions
Previous to VC, he worked in management consulting, investment banking, and public markets investing.
He earned his MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum.