Joseph Zhou is Investment Partner at Bits x Bites, China’s first food tech acceleration platform VC that invests in startups tackling global food system challenges. With a mission to shape the future of food, Bits x Bites is a big step forward to inspire China’s entrepreneurial community to bring new ideas to solve global issues. It also serves as a critical catalyst to give startups the confidence and connections to prosper and make a meaningful and scalable impact. With a mission to shape the future of good food, Bits x Bites has invested in companies advancing nanoscale contaminant detection, blockchain solutions for supply chains, and cost-efficient meat production directly from animal cells.
Joseph brings 12 years of experience across corporate banking, investment banking, and private equity, having raised more than US$120 million for his portfolio companies in the primary market. His decision to enter the food sector was driven by one clear motivation: To fight for the future of good food so that his young son grows up with plenty of safe and nutritious food options.
Prior to Bits x Bites, Joseph and two other partners ran Fusi Capital where they self-raised US$50 million to invest in China’s international education sector. He has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth Business School. Joseph is an emerging voice on entrepreneurship and food tech investment. He has been a guest speaker at events including Future Food-Tech London, World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit, Startup Grind Tel Aviv, Food’s Future Summit in Hong Kong, and Food & Beverage Innovation Forum in Shanghai.
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