MENLO PARK, CA – The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) today presented Robin Li, Vice President at GGV Capital, with the 2018 Rising Star Award at the 2018 NVCA Leadership Gala.  Held at the Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park, CA, the NVCA Leadership Gala celebrates the venture industry and honors those who have made significant contributions to foster innovation, advance technology and drive new company formation. 

“Now in its second year, the Rising Star Award has become one of the most competitive award categories in our stable.  We were overwhelmed with nominations this year and while many were deserving of recognition, Robin’s name consistently rose to the top during the selection process,” said Bobby Franklin, President and CEO of NVCA.  “Recognized for her initiative and ability to make things happen, Robin is respected by many in our industry and widely recognized as a true rising star with a bright future in the venture industry.  We are incredibly honored to recognize her with this award and look forward to seeing where her career takes her next.”     

As a vice president in GGV Capital’s Silicon Valley office, Robin LI focus on investments in ecommerce and consumer internet.  She is a member of the board of directors for Lively and is actively involved with Boxed, Bustle, Function of Beauty,, Ibotta, OfferUp, Poshmark, Xiaohongshu, Yamibuy, and more.  Prior to joining GGV, Robin worked at Flextronics’ Venture Arm covering hardware and technology investments and at Qiming’s Beijing office.  Before venture capital, she spent three years at Teach For America as a teacher and administrator.

Robin holds an M.B.A from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, an M.S. from Hunter College in Education and Special Education, and a B.A. from Rutgers University in Art History and Economics.

About the Rising Star Award

The Rising Star Award was created to recognize the next generation of venture capital professionals who are rising through the ranks and establishing themselves as future standard bearers of the industry.  Recipients of the award have demonstrated a mastery of venture capital investing gleaned through a relatively short amount of time in the industry and are widely recognized by their peers and others as emerging leaders of the venture capital industry.

Previous Recipients: Kristina Shen