Why a Career in Venture Capital is both Exciting and Rewarding

What specific industries should you invest in? This a question that venture capitalists constantly research. [what you’re doing] is both “exciting and rewarding,” says Robin Li, VP at GGV Capital. Listen as Robin share what’s it’s like for her to switch from a career in education to the VC industry and why she finds her job to be so thrilling.

About Robin Li:

Robin Li is a VP at the GGV Capital Silicon Valley office. She focuses on investments in ecommerce and consumer internet. She is a member of the board of directors for Lively and is actively involved with Boxed, Bustle, Function of Beauty, musical.ly, Ibotta, OfferUp, Poshmark, Xiaohongshu, Yamibuy, and more.

Prior to joining GGV, Robin worked at Flextronics' Venture Arm covering hardware and technology investments and at Qiming's Beijing office. Before venture capital, she spent three years at Teach For America as a teacher and administrator.

Robin holds an M.B.A from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, an M.S. from Hunter College in Education and Special Education, and a B.A. from Rutgers University in Art History and Economics.