Neil Shen Topped the 100 Venture Capitalists List 2019

Neil Shen

Among the world’s best venture capital partners in 2019, Neil Shen, founding and managing partner of Sequoia Capital China, ascended the throne.

Shen rose from 11th place to first within the span of one year. Last year, 10 Chinese investors were included in the list.

2019 VC Partner Rankings (photo source: CBInsights)

It is not the first time that Shen won the title as the world’s best investor. He reached the top position on the Midas List of the World’s Best Venture Capital Investors in 2018 by Forbesafter Ppdai Group went public in November 2017.

Founded in 2005, Sequoia Capital China has invested in more than 500 companies, including giants such as JD.com, Didi, Alibaba and Toutiao.

Before joining Sequoia, Shen was a successful entrepreneur himself and co-founded travel site Ctrip.com and Home Inn.

According to CB Insights, the rankings are based on data gathered via machine learning technology and complemented by thousands of submissions received from VC partners and firms via The Editor.

Featured photo credit to Sequoia Capital