Allen Zhu is a Managing Director with GSR Ventures, where he focuses on investments in the firm's digital practice, looking at early-stage companies in the Internet, Mobile and New Media sectors. Allen currently serves on the boards of Airkitchen, AdMaster, Le Cake, ofo, Xuele, Xuexibao, YangCheDianDian, YunNiaoHuoYun and Zhoutao Intelligence. He also led GSR's investment in DiDi Taxi, ele.me, and Yingke.
Prior to GSR, Allen co-founded eBaoTech, a leading provider of insurance core back-end systems. He led the development of the core products, as well as the business division for North and East Asia, including China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Allen has rich experience in software product development and global expansion. Allen has also worked for McKinsey Greater China, earning deep consulting and implementation experience in strategy, process re-engineering, cost reduction, and IT systems.
Allen holds an M.A. degree in international economics from Fudan University, and a B.S. in telecom from Shanghai Jiaotong University.