Executive Director, Alibaba Entrepreneurs Hong Kong Fund
Executive director Cindy Chow leads the Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund, Hong Kong’s most important source of start-up funding
Cindy Chow has been the executive director of the Alibaba Entrepreneurs Hong Kong Fund since it was established in 2015. The non-profit, HK$1 billion Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund invests in Hong Kong-based startup companies, and organises various activities to bolster innovation and entrepreneurship. It has invested in a stellar line-up of Hong Kong’s best known and most valuable tech companies, including business payment platform Airwallex, digital insurer OneDegree, digital bank WeLab and medical testing company Prenetics.
She joined Alibaba Group in 2007 and has worked in a financial control and planning capacity, most recently as the senior director of international finance until she assumed her current role. Before joining Alibaba, Cindy has worked in a number of Hong Kong listed companies, specialising in financing, and management reporting and planning.
Chow holds a Master of Business Administration degree and is a certified public accountant. She is a member of the Committee on Innovation, Technology and Re-industrialisation (HKSAR) and is the chairperson of Cyberport Investor Network. She also volunteers with various organisations on youth development and social innovation.
Did You Know?
Alongside Cyberport and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks, the Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund is the organiser of Jumpstarter, Hong Kong’s leading start-up pitch competition.