Ex-Google China chief targets five start-ups this year
The new endeavor is backed by several high-profile investors – including YouTube co-founder Steve Chen, electronics manufacturer Foxconn (FXCNY) and Legend Holdings (LGDI), Lenovo's parent company.
To make the most of his early-stage investments in new and promising technology companies in China, Lee is planning to use a hybrid investment/incubator approach. This model, the first of its kind in China, will enable him to nurture companies rather than merely wander in the wild with his (and his investors') money. Several Taiwanese venture capital funds do operate in China, but with neither the incubator support nor with the penchant for angel investment risks.
So, what is this new company looking for? To start, Lee says he wants companies with mobile internet and cloud computing technology.