- 2018 Speakers
Advance.AI , Partner, GSR Ventures & CEO
Jefferson is the CEO of ADVANCE.AI, a Fintech & Artificial Intelligence company focused on Asia, and also a Partner at GSR Ventures, a leading venture capital firm in China who was the first investor in “unicorn” internet companies including Didi, Qunar, OFO, DZH, FunPlus, and Inke. Prior to starting ADVANCE.AI, Jefferson was head of private investing for Greater China at Farallon Capital (a leading alternative asset manager with AUM of over US$20 billion) where he led investments into Huarong AMC, Cinda AMC, Didi, ND Micro Credit and others. Jefferson previously worked at Goldman Sachs where he was involved in the IPO and M&A transactions for numerous Asian companies including Bank of China, ICBC, CIMB, BankThai, Baidu, New Oriental, and others. Jefferson received Bachelor degree in Computer Science from Tsinghua University and MBA from Stanford University.