Wei Hopeman is a Managing Partner at Arbor Ventures. Prior to Arbor, Wei was Managing Director and Head of Asia for Citi Ventures, Citigroup's strategic venture investment and innovation arm. She established the group in Asia to invest in financial services, payments, digital commerce, Big Data and analytics. Additionally, her team incubated new technology and go-to market models at Citi to accelerate disruption from within.
Wei brings with her a unique set of experience and perspective in finance and technology spanning the Silicon Valley, Greater China and Southeast Asia. Prior to joining Citi, she managed the China private equity practice at Winnington Capital. She established the China office for Jefferies & Company and was a technology investment banker in the Silicon Valley with Goldman Sachs. Wei began her investing career with Dimensional Fund Advisors where she helped to establish the firm's Asia presence and invested across eight Asian markets.
Wei has a BA from Pomona College and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She is a founding member of the Internet Securities Services Committee established by the Chinese Securities Regulatory Commission. She also serves on the board of AngelVest, the largest angel investment group focused on Greater China with presence in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore. She was previously the Vice Chairman of Women in Leadership in China, the premiere network of female VC partners and entrepreneurs.