DCM Promotes Three New Partners
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Firm promotes partners within investment team
MENLO PARK, Calif., September 27, 2023-- DCM, a global early-stage venture capital firm, today announced it has internally promoted three new partners within its investment team: David Cheng, Kenichiro Hara, and Fiona Huang.
“We’re excited to announce the promotion of David Cheng, Ken Hara and Fiona Huang, who all are dedicated to being trusted partners to help entrepreneurs build, scale and sustain businesses globally,” said Hurst Lin, DCM’s general partner. “We look forward to seeing how the next generation of partners helps our portfolio companies become some of the world’s leading technology companies.”
David joined DCM as an Associate in the Menlo Park Office in September 2014. He focuses on opportunities in Vertical SaaS, Marketplaces, Consumer Applications, Fintech and Digital Health. He was named to the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 in Venture Capital. David has been actively involved with portfolio companies such as Bill.com (NYSE: BILL), Brigit, EvenUp, LARQ, Metafy.gg, Musely, Musical.ly (acq. by Bytedance), Plenty, SoFi (NASDAQ: SOFI), Tempo, and Weekend Health (acq. by Weight Watchers). David earned his M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and his B.A. degree from New York University. He is the youngest partner in DCM’s history.
Since joining DCM in July 2015, Kenichiro (“Ken”) has made meaningful contributions to DCM’s Japan practice and has been involved with key investments in Japan, including CADDi, Enechain, freee, Linc’well, 10X and Sansan. At DCM, Ken focuses on B2B SaaS and marketplace, consumer facing or SME focused Internet and mobile service, healthcare and Fintech. Ken also contributed to the launch of DCM’s new seed investment program, DCM Atlas, and plays a key role in the program. Ken possesses a combination of consulting, business development, product management and branding/marketing experiences. Ken received his M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and his M.A. and B.S. degree from the University of Tokyo.
Fiona joined DCM in the summer of 2016 as Investment Manager and has brought a combination of management consulting and early-stage investment experiences. At DCM, she has focused on investment opportunities in consumer applications, online marketplaces, China cross-border business, AI and software, with a primary geographic focus in Greater China and Southeast Asia. Fiona’s expertise has significantly strengthened DCM’s position in Asia. Fiona has been actively involved with portfolio companies such as Quantasing (NASDAQ: QSG), YunQuNa, SensorData, Mollybox, Leapstack, Zaihui, Akulaku and Glints. Fiona received her M.B.A from Columbia Business School and B.S. degree from Shanghai Jiaotong University.
DCM is a global venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley, Beijing and Tokyo with over $4.2 billion under management. DCM has invested in more than 400 early-stage technology companies globally and provides hands-on operational guidance and a global network of business and financial resources. DCM has backed industry-leading companies, including 51job, 58.com, Bill.com, BitAuto, Careem (Uber), Dangdang, Fortinet, Freee, FuboTV, Happy Elements, Hims & Hers, Houchebang (ManBang), Gigacloud, Kakao Talk, Kuaishou, Matterport, Musical.ly (TikTok), Quantasing, Sling Media, Sansan, SoFi, TanTan, Tuniu, UCloud, Uxin, Vipshop, YSB, Weekend Health (Weight Watchers) and Wrike. DCM has also led investments in rising startups, such as Assured, Brigit, CADDI, Cherry, DXY, Enechain, EvenUp, Figure Technologies, Immersively, Linc’well, Litmatch, Magic Moment, Maimai, Plenty, Tempo, and YunQuNa. For more information, visit https://www.dcm.com.