Kevin Fong is a Special Advisor to GSR Ventures, which he helped start in 2004 to focus on investments in China. He has over 20 years of track record supporting entrepreneurs in early-stage companies to build industry leaders. Kevin currently serves on the boards of DataVisor, Deepmap, Diamanti and Mirabilis.
Prior to GSR, Kevin was at Mayfield Fund for 20 years as a Managing Director, where he contributed to the creation of companies with an enterprise value of US$13.4 billion—achieving more than $1 billion in returns to limited partners in the past 23 years from investments such as Alantec, Citrix, Crescendo (now Cisco Catalyst), Legato Systems, Redback Networks, and Velocity 11. His recent exits include 3Par, which was acquired by HP for $2.35 billion.
While at Mayfield Fund, Kevin's focus was on investments in the Communications, Wireless, Semiconductor, Software, and Consumer Media sectors. He has also served as an operating executive at David Systems, HP, and Nortel/Bell Northern Research.
Kevin earned an MBA and an M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University, and a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He has been a board member of the Hua Yuan Science and Technology Association (HYSTA).