Jessie Jia Guo
Jessie is a Principal at Legacy Venture, a Palo Alto, California-based venture capital fund-of-funds with a philanthropic mission. She enjoys helping investors amplify their positive impact in the world through investing in the best venture managers. In her role, Jessie conducts extensive analysis, performs due diligence, and monitors venture capital funds and the venture industry.
Jessie has a wealth of industry knowledge and relationships from the China venture capital market. Jessie was an Associate with China International Capital Corporation Ltd. (CICC), a leading investment bank in China. In this role, she focused on private equity and venture capital funds investment. Jessie was a key member in developing a funds research platform and several new investment products for CICC’s wealth management business. She was also part of the pioneering team that initiated CICC’s fund-of-funds business.
Before CICC, Jessie worked for China Renaissance Partners, a boutique investment bank, where she helped technology startups raise capital from venture funds.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Jessie received her master’s degree in finance as well as bachelor’s degrees in finance and psychology from Peking University in China, all with Honors. She earned her MBA from the University of California at Davis, with Highest Honors.
Jessie and her husband immigrated from China to the US for their graduate studies and now have a young son.
Jessie is serving her fellowship at Legacy Venture as a member of Class 23. Her mentor is Jenny Lee (Mentor Class 22, KF BOD), Managing Partner of GGV Capital.