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Cha Li

Founder and Managing Partner of iStart Ventures LLC


Mr. Cha Li is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor, and the Founder and Managing Partner of iStart Ventures LLC and Dragonvest Partners LLC. He is one of the most active angel investors in China today, with a portfolio of approx.. 50 technology start-up companies including 31huiyi, Bobo, Ultizen, Meishisong, ZFA, Wolongge, Qushu and Ertu etc.

Prior to founding iStart and Dragonvest, Mr. Cha Li was the CEO of MotionPoster PLC (Asia). He was also the founder and managing director of Idea Factory, a technology start-up incubator in Shanghai. Mr. Cha Li had founded and managed a number of successful start-up companies such as EastWest Creative Communications Inc, InterPro Inc. He had worked at global corporations such as Saatchi & Sattchi and ZiffDavis. Mr. Cha Li has deep knowledge and extensive hand-on skills in international entrepreneurship and venture investing. His career spans from China, US and Europe in media, telecom, technology, entertainment and investment.

Mr. Cha Li graduated with a master degree from the University College London. He is an Horary Professor at Jiaotong University Shanghai as well as an Executive Advisor to Shanghai University Campus Technology Venture Foundation.

Since the end of 2008, Mr. Cha Li has maintained one of the most popular Chinese business blogs on entrepreneurship with a readership in millions. His bestselling book What Will You Do With 100 Million Dollars is regarded as a bible for start-up founders.