Ron Cao

Ron Cao
  • Co-Founder and Managing Director
    Lightspeed China Partners

Ron Cao is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Lightspeed China Partners, a leading China-focused early-stage technology venture capital firm with investments in Internet, mobile, IT services and enterprise solutions. Previously, Cao was Managing Director with Lightspeed Venture Partners, starting the fund's China operations in 2006. Prior to that, he was Managing Director of KLM Capital, a cross-border venture firm with offices in Silicon Valley and China. Cao started his career at Intel, serving in multiple roles in marketing and operations. With over 10 years of venture capital experience in the US and China, he has invested in China Vocational Training, LuckyPai (acquired by Lotte), MediaV, Meilele, MetroWave (acquired by IPG Photonics), Opulan Technologies (acquired by Atheros), PCH International, ShareWave (acquired by Cirrus Logic), Teralane Semiconductors and Tujia.com. Since 2011, he has also served as Director of the Maitian Education Foundation. In 2011 and 2012, Cao was named by Forbes as one of China's “Top 50 Venture Capitalists”. He received BSc and MSc degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.