Analyst-turned-fund manager basks in Xiaomi glow


WELL POSITIONED: Ji, whose 11 years as an industry analyst helped him build close ties with Chinese tech entrepreneurs including Xiaomi founder and CEO Lei Jun, says he targets what he calls 'category leaders' and 'category killers'.

HONG KONG: Richard Ji, whose little-known fund was the biggest investor in leading Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc's US$1.1bil (RM3.94bil) fundraising last month, is a numbers man looking to spot 'category killers' — startups with the power to disrupt. 

Ji, a former Morgan Stanley technology industry analyst, co-founded All-Stars Investment Ltd in Hong Kong last April with half a dozen colleagues from the Wall Street bank. 

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