As a co-founder, Tom has grown Gobi Partners from its original base in Shanghai to a regional firm with 11 offices across Asia. He has close to 30 years of experience in venture capital, operations, fund management, and investment banking. Over the last 20 years, Tom has actively helped entrepreneurs build companies and create value. He has invested in 200+ startups, achieved over 40 exits, and returned US$550 M to investors. He was named one of China’s Top Venture Capitalists from 2013 – 2017. Tom graduated from Harvard with a B.A. in Economics and was the inspiration for Seinfeld’s Movie Phone episode. In 2006, he founded SEO-China, a non-profit organization, which has provided more than 200 internships for underserved college students. He also serves as Chairman of the Presidential Scholars Foundation, which cultivates, connects and celebrates U.S. Presidential Scholars (161 of the nation’s top high school seniors who are selected annually and honored by the White House).