As a general partner, Hurst Lin brings a wealth of business and cultural insight and co-leads the firm’s expansion of investment activities in Asia. A co-founder of China’s largest online portal, Hurst has a history of successfully acquiring Chinese IT start-ups, operating and taking a company public and then building it into a billion-dollar business.
Hurst was COO and Board Memeber of SINA Corporation (Nasdaq: SINA), the first Chinese Internet company to successfully list on the Nasdaq. He co-founded Sina.com’s precursor company, SinaNet, in 1995 and later guided the company through a $78-million IPO and the ensuing dot-com decline to eventually create a billion-dollar operation. Hurst oversaw SINA’s global business development and mergers and acquisitions and was heavily involved in the company’s day-to-day operations as well as major corporate transactions and pre-IPO funding.
Previously, Hurst served as a... See More