Hugo Shong

Founding Chairman, IDG Capital

Hugo Shong has been the founding general partner of IDG Capital since 1993. IDG Capital was China’s first technology venture capital firm and went on to invest in a number of successful internet companies such as Baidu and Tencent (QQ).

Shong also launched and published over 40 magazines in China and Vietnam, including the Chinese editions of Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, National Geographic, Men’s Health, Robb Report and Electronic Products, along with the Vietnamese editions of PC World and CIO magazines. Shong has served on the Board of Trustees at Boston University, the Harvard Business School Asia Advisory Committee, and the Leadership Board of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT.

Shong completed the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program in the fall of 1996. Previously, he undertook graduate studies at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and earned his MS degree from Boston University’s College of Communication in 1987. He studied Journalism at the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and received a BA from Hunan University.


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