Laura Xiao came on board to lead the efforts in Operations, Finance, Marketing and Sales with a clear purpose to help develop Elementz Ventures into a world-class Venture Capital firm by working closely with the partners, startups and investors. She currently serves as Venture Partner for China.
Laura has over 14 years industry experience in B2B eCommerce and digital marketing. In the past 8 years Laura held positions as a senior executive in a large corporation managing a team of over 300 people that generated more than US$35 million in annual revenue through services that helped thousands of companies and Chinese startups going global. She has a strong track record of initiating MVP projects and turning them into new revenue streams. Laura also has an MBA degree from Thunderbird School of Global Management with a dual focus on Marketing and Finance. The global mindset, strong business sense, interpersonal, managerial and analytical skills that Laura possesses will bring huge value to the startups we invest and mentor.
Born and raised in China, yet Laura is quite a global citizen. She has lived her life in 7 different cities and traveled to over 20 countries and regions so far while the number keeps increasing each year. In her spare time, Laura enjoys doing things that can challenge her intellectually and is not afraid to get out of her comfort zone. She reads and travels a lot. Her favorite outdoor sports are scuba diving and skiing and she is a great singer.