Dr. Xuhui Shao is the Managing Partner of Foothill Ventures, a technology-focused venture fund investing in early-stage startups in the US. His investment areas are AI applications and enterprise software. Before Tsingyuan Ventures, Xuhui was Vice President Engineering for data and advertising platforms at Yahoo, CTO of the Ad-Tech pioneer Turn ($310M exit), and the Founding Technologist of ID Analytics ($170M exit).  Xuhui earned his BS and MS degrees from Tsinghua University, Beijing, and his Ph.D. in EECS from the University of Minnesota.

Tsingyuan Ventures is a $100M+ fund that bets on highly technical, early-stage companies.  Prior funds made seed-stage, highly successful bets on companies like Zoom Communications, Quanergy, Carta, Plus.ai, and Ginkgo Bioworks, all reaching Unicorn status. Tsingyuan Ventures is deeply technical, where among the eight partners, six hold Ph.D.’s, and together count 150 patents filed and granted.