Regional Donor Recognition

China Funds

We gratefully acknowledge our donors who support China-related programs:

China Funds Lead Founding Donor

Hurst was a cofounder of SINA and a pioneer in the development of China’s Internet industry. As a cofounding General Partner of DCM China, Hurst contributes experience and know-how in running start-ups to help entrepreneurs accelerate the growth of their businesses. At DCM, Hurst focuses primarily on consumer Internet businesses including e-commerce, digital media, online travel, mobile apps, and O2O. Hurst’s investments include Vipshop,, Tuniu, Wandoujia, 51Talk, Hudong (aka., Oriental Standard, PapayaMobile, Pharmaron, Luxin, Facishare (aka Fxiaoke), Ujipin, Huochebang, Tiebaobei, Udesk, Akulaku, DaGong, Huixiaoer, and Kwai. He has been listed by Forbes as one of the top venture capitalists in Asia and the U.S. for several years in a row.

China Funds Founding Donor

David Katsujin Chao is cofounder and general partner at DCM, an early-stage technology venture capital firm that invests in the U.S., China, and Japan. Prior to DCM, David worked at Recruit, Apple, and McKinsey, and was the cofounder of JCI (Japan Communications, Inc.), the first virtual mobile telecom company to go public in Japan. David is the chairman of 51job (Nasdaq: JOBS), the largest recruiting company in China, and is also responsible for the investments in 99Bill (Wanda Group), All About Japan, Inc. (JASDAQ: 2454), Careem, Eaze, eDreams (ODIGEO), Fortinet (Nasdaq: FTNT), (TSE: 8703), (TikTok), Recourse Technologies (Symantec), Sling Media (EchoStar/Dish Networks), SMIC (NYSE: SMI), SoFi, StarFlyer, and UCloud, among others. He has been listed by Forbes as one of the top venture capitalists in Asia and the U.S. since 2004, and was named to the Forbes Midas List Hall of Fame in 2016.

Korea Funds

We gratefully acknowledge our donors who support Korea-related programs:

Korea Funds Founding Donor

Jaeyon Won is the founder and chairman of Zenitas Investment, a leading single-family office based in Seoul. Prior to the forming Zenitas, Jaeyon founded and led Qrix Communications, for 16 years pioneering the Korean cable TV industry. As an active supporter of local charities, he serves as chairman of the Lee & Won Foundation where he guides young college students and supports studies in the humanities. Jaeyon received a BA in Business Administration from Seoul National University and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.