Fellows Directory

Grace Yun Xia

GiLi

Grace has over a decade of experiences in investment, corporate strategy, and business development across early-stage startups and Fortune 50 companies. Her experience spans technology sectors in both Silicon Valley and emerging markets in Asia.

Grace is currently founder and CEO of Gili, a cross border e-commerce platform in South East Asia. Prior to that Grace is the Principal of Jungle Ventures, a Singapore-based pan-Asia venture fund, where she focuses on identifying innovative startups in Asia and cultivating cross-border investment opportunities.

Prior to Jungle Ventures, Grace was the senior director of corporate strategy and investment at Tencent, where she focused on identifying strategic opportunities in emerging markets, building Tencent?s overseas product eco-system, and deploying capital. Grace oversaw the implementation of deals and stayed in close alignment with founders of portfolio companies and worked to add value at a strategic level.

Grace started her career in management consulting, where she advised clients in financial sectors.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Grace earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and finance from Tianjin Foreign Studies University in China. She earned an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

As a member of Class 22, Grace started her fellowship at Tencent and concluded it at Jungle Ventures. Her mentor was Jenny Lee (KF BOD member).