Between Meetings

Ken Xu, Partner at CMC Capital Partners. The Investor

August 19, 2023 Marian Danko Season 4 Episode 8
Between Meetings
Ken Xu, Partner at CMC Capital Partners. The Investor
Show Notes

In a recent installment of Between Meetings, I had the privilege of interviewing Ken Xu, a Partner at CMC Capital Partners. Our conversation delved into the formative years of the VC industry in China, his experiences at Gobi Partners, and the pivotal decisions that startup founders must navigate in a post-COVID world.


  • Back in the early 2000s, 75% of Gobi's startups were from Beijing
  • The effects of COVID-19 will stick around longer than we think
  • CMC Capital Partners mainly invests in China
  • If you're a foreign company wanting funding in China, be clear about what you want to leverage from China
  • To succeed in China, have locals on your team

Ken joined CMC Capital in 2018 and serves as a partner. While at CMC, he has made investments in Clobotics, Revobit, and TAGE. Before joining the Firm, Ken served as the Managing Partner of Gobi Partners China and managed the operation of the fund. During this period, his successful investment included: Lingtu Software, Madhouse Inc., CSDN, Hanchen DT, Link Motion, 36kr, etc.

Between Meetings is a series of on-the-go interviews featuring industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and corporate innovators. In these interviews, we delve into the latest trends and developments in innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship, catching our guests between meetings in a car ride across town. Along the way, they share inspiring stories, personal experiences, industry insights, and practical advice on how to scale your way to success. Each interview is packed with valuable information and inspiration for anyone looking to make an impact in the tech and innovation world.

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