Eight Roads Ventures Welcomes New Partner in China

2016-08-03 18:58 5045

SHANGHAI, Aug. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight Roads Ventures has appointed Joe Chang as a Partner in its China Ventures team focusing on Enterprise Technology, Consumer IT, FinTech and Services investments. He will be based in the Shanghai office and starts with immediate effect.

Joe joins Eight Roads from SoftBank China Venture Capital where he was a Partner. Before that, he was Head of Corporate Development at Cisco Greater China. Prior to Cisco, Joe held various senior sales and general management roles in Microsoft China, having spent the first 10 years of his career in consulting in China and the US, first with Coopers & Lybrand, then McKinsey & Co.

Originally from the US, Joe graduated with an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, and an M.Eng. and B.Sc., Industrial Engineering & Manufacturing Engineering from Northwestern University.

Daniel Auerbach, Senior Managing Partner at Eight Roads Ventures said: "We are delighted to welcome Joe to the China Ventures team.  He is an experienced operator and investor with great instincts and the ability to spot new and emerging trends.  Joe will continue to build on Eight Roads' 15 year track record of venture investing in China."

Joe's arrival is the latest in a series of global recruits to the growing Eight Roads Ventures team. Michael Treskow from Accel and Rohit Krishnan from McKinsey & Co. recently joined the European Ventures team in London as partner and vice-president respectively.

For more information, please contact:

Karen Liu         +852 2629 2893 

About Eight Roads

Eight Roads (formerly Fidelity Growth Partners) is the proprietary investment arm of FIL, Fidelity International Limited. It backs technology entrepreneurs with aspirations for greatness. By combining a collaborative approach with the strength and resources of the Fidelity network and a near 50-year history of investing, Eight Roads helps companies across the globe accelerate their growth and become leaders in their field. A strong track record includes investments in Alibaba, PnR, Mtime, Hile, Wuxi Pharmatech, Innovent, DeltaHealth Hospital, CloudByte, Cúram (IBM), InnoGames, and Treatwell (Recruit).

Source: Eight Roads Ventures