Victor Koo, founder and CEO of Youku, is responsible for the strategic planning and operational management of Youku.
In 1989, after receiving a bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Berkeley, Mr. Koo worked at Bain & Company in San Francisco for management consulting.
In 1992, Mr. Koo started his MBA studies at Stanford University. In 1994, Mr. Koo returned to China and worked at the venture capital firm Wells Fargo Group as vice-president of media, entertainment, and industrial venture capital projects.
In March 1999, Mr. Koo joined Sohu and served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer (COO), and President and COO consecutively.
In November 2005, Mr.Koo initiated a tri-network integration and started the $3 million search fund.
On June 21, 2006, with Youku beta on the line, Mr. Koo served as CEO of China's leading video media for the development of Youku.