Francis Kao is associate partner of Lightspeed China Partners，currently based at Lightspeed Shanghai Office.
Francis focuses on enterprise software, medical technology and digitalization of traditional industry investments. He is actively involved in Bluepha, Convertlab, Linkedcare, METiS, Stepone, Stonewise. Prior to joining Lightspeed China Partners, Francis worked with Alibaba Strategy Investment and DCM Ventures. The projects he leads include 51Talk(NYSE:COE), Ledongli(acquired by Alibaba Group), Bestsign, Boohee Health, Fxiaoke, Udesk, Gago Bigdata, SequoiaDB, Tungee and Udesk.
Prior to Alibaba and DCM Ventures, Francis worked with Amazon and Asus where he held positions in product, sales and management.
Francis holds a B.A in International Business Management from National Taiwan University (NTU) and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University.