Ian is known for his exceptional network of entrepreneurs in Asia, helping with the founder of Grab.com to link up with Didi/Kuaidi, which lead to their investment. He also invested in REEBONZ, a pan Asia luxury e-commerce platform. He was an early investor in Lalamove (leading uber logistic platform in Asia), Chemanman (TMS SaaS provider) and Huodada (commodities transport platform).
Ian is a Founder and General Partner of 01VC, a venture firm building on China's untapped potential in enterprise and transaction platforms. His focus is on discovering opportunities to capitalize on startups in 2B platforms, vertical SaaS, and supply chain to leverage on China's various dominance in industries. Ian was previously a partner of Matrix Partners a global ventures firm with offices in Boston, Palo Alto, Beijing, Shanghai, and Mumbai. He was primarily involved in consumer internet and transaction platforms.
Prior to Matrix, Ian has been a partner with Kleiner, Perkins Caufield and Byers (KPCB) based in Shanghai as well as a partner in TDF. He also spent 4 years at Lycos Asia, a search engine and web portal.