James Zhang

Dr. James Zhang is an Entrepreneur in Residence at Formation 8, based in Beijing and Silicon Valley.

Prior to Formation 8, James was a Venture Partner at Softbank China Venture Capital and a Managing Director of Australian Government’s Renewable Energy Venture Capital (REVC) Fund. Previously, he was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Khosla Ventures, where he co-founded BioDiscovery Inc, a modern agriculture company, and led the China initiatives for a number of portfolio companies. James began his career as the founding scientist at Mendel Biotechnology and led its business development.

James attended the University of Science and Technology of China. He has a Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of California Davis and has completed his post-doctoral training at Stanford University and business training at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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