Founding Partner of Sequoia Capital China
Neil Shen, the managing partner of Sequoia Capital China, has built a reputation as one of China’s most successful entrepreneurs and investors. In 1999 Shen cofounded and served as president of Ctrip.com International, the country’s largest travel booker. His legacy may be greater as Sequoia’s lead Chinese investor, a role he’s held since 2005. Portfolio companies that have successfully gone public include Vipshop Holdings, Qihoo 360 Technology and e-commerce giant JD.com. Shen’s best bets aren’t always in tech: the one-time programming whiz also founded Homeinns Hotel Group in 2002, a large hotel chain in China. It went public on the Nasdaq in 2006. Shen serves as co-chairman.