served as Head of Asia Products and spearheaded Google’s early China efforts while serving as Chief Representative of the Google China Representative Office.
Before joining Google, James co-founded a venture-backed startup, iTelco Communications, which provided VOIP-based global communication products and services. Prior to that, James was with Intel, where he held management positions in engineering, marketing, product management, and business development. He also co-invented MLC NOR Flash technology, which developed into Intel’s billion-dollar StrataFlash business.
James brings 16 years of operations experience at leading high-tech companies and startup. He received a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University and a B.S. in Physics from Fudan University. James holds 14 U.S. patents in flash memory, communications, Internet security, and commerce.
James Mi is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Lightspeed China Partners, a leading China-focused early-stage venture capital firm with investments in Internet, mobile, services, and information technology. Amongst the most respected VCs in China, James was previously Managing Director with Silicon Valley-based Lightspeed Venture Partners (LSVP) with over $2B in assets.
Prior to LSVP, James was Director of Corporate Development for Google, responsible for the company’s strategic investments and M&A efforts in Greater China and pan-Asian region. During this tenure, he led investments in leading Chinese Internet companies, including Baidu, Dianping, Xunlei, Tianya and Ganji. James joined Google in 2003 and