Investor Edith Yeung has a stellar record of backing future household names

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A general partner at early-stage Silicon Valley venture capital fund Race Capital, Edith Yeung and the company she helms focuses on investing in infrastructure, fintech, and deep tech verticals. She was previously a partner at 500 Startups, the prolific early-stage fund that has backed more than 2,400 companies, including Grab, Credit Karma, Wildfire and Eat.

Born in Hong Kong and based in the US, she has personally invested in a huge range of successful companies, including crypto exchange FTX, blockchain platform Solana, and low-cost currency exchange protocol Stellar, which have all reached decacorn status. One of her investments has reached unicorn status, web development tool Agora.io, and she has also invested in machine learning company Silk Labs, ultra-fast keyboard maker Fleksy and 60 other startups.

Prior to entering the venture capital scene, Yeung was general manager for mobile browser company Dolphin, and worked with companies including Siebel, AMS, AT&T Wireless and Autodesk. She is a frequent guest lecturer at Berkeley and Stanford universities on subjects including entrepreneurship, innovation and venture capital fundraising. Media companies such as the BBC, CNBC, Bloomberg and more often invite Yeung for commentary on topics ranging from trade to technology.

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She is the creator and author of China Internet Report, a popular annual technology research paper, as well as the weekly Silicon Valley newsletter, Silicon.news, which offers a briefing on funding, mergers and acquisitions.

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