David Chao

Mr David K Chao

Overview

Mr Chao, cofounder and general partner of DCM, has been active in the information technology industry since the 1980s, participating in the fastest growing sectors of computers, communication, and the Internet. At DCM, he guides portfolio companies in formulating corporate and product marketing strategies, developing strong management teams, and implementing domestic and international partnerships. Prior to DCM, Mr Chao was a cofounder, acting chief financial officer and chief technical officer, and board member of Japan Communications Inc. (JCI) (Nasdaq Japan - Hercules: 9424. Earlier Mr Chao worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company in San Francisco. Earlier in his career, Mr Chao worked in marketing and product management at Apple Computer. Prior to Apple, Mr Chao was one of the top account executives for Recruit, Japan's largest HR advertising and web infomediary corporation.
Mr Chao serves on the boards of numerous DCM portfolio companies, and was the founding investor and board member of Recourse Technologies, one of the top 10 software acquisitions in 2002. Mr Chao is also on the board of 51job (Nasdaq: JOBS). Additionally, Mr Chao is responsible for the Kabu.com (TSE: 8703) and SMIC (NYSE: SMI) investments for DCM. He is also listed as a Top 100 venture capitalist by Forbes Magazine and is recognized by Zero2IPO as the third most active venture capitalist in China in 2004. Mr Chao serves on the boards of Red Herring and Spansion (NASDAQ: SPSN) as well as Legend Capital in China. He is a member of The Thacher School board of trustees and a management board member of the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Mr Chao holds an MBA from Stanford University and a BA with high honors in Economics and East Asian Studies (Anthropology) from Brown University.

Career

DCM Inc

   

Venture capital firm.
Founder
Position:
General Partner (current)

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