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DCM Promotes Three New Partners

DCM, a Menlo Park, CA-based global early-stage venture capital firm, promoted three new partners within its investment team.

They are: David Cheng, Kenichiro Hara, and Fiona Huang.

David Cheng

Cheng joined DCM as an Associate in the Menlo Park Office in September 2014. He focuses on opportunities in Vertical SaaS, Marketplaces, Consumer Applications, Fintech and Digital Health. He was named to the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 in Venture Capital. Cheng has been actively involved with portfolio companies such as Bill.com (NYSE: BILL), Brigit, EvenUp, LARQ, Metafy.gg, Musely, Musical.ly (acq. by Bytedance), Plenty, SoFi (NASDAQ: SOFI), Tempo, and Weekend Health (acq. by Weight Watchers). Cheng earned his M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and his B.A. degree from New York University. He is the youngest partner in DCM’s history. 

Kenichiro Hara

Since joining DCM in July 2015, Hara has made meaningful contributions to DCM’s Japan practice and has been involved with key investments in Japan, including CADDi, Enechain, freee, Linc’well, 10X and Sansan. At DCM, he focuses on B2B SaaS and marketplace, consumer facing or SME focused Internet and mobile service, healthcare and Fintech. Hara also contributed to the launch of DCM’s new seed investment program, DCM Atlas, and plays a key role in the program. he possesses a combination of consulting, business development, product management and branding/marketing experiences. Hara received his M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and his M.A. and B.S. degree from the University of Tokyo.

Fiona Huang

Huang joined DCM in the summer of 2016 as Investment Manager and has brought a combination of management consulting and early-stage investment experiences. At DCM, she has focused on investment opportunities in consumer applications, online marketplaces, China cross-border business, AI and software, with a primary geographic focus in Greater China and Southeast Asia. Huang’s expertise has significantly strengthened DCM’s position in Asia. Huang has been actively involved with portfolio companies such as Quantasing (NASDAQ: QSG), YunQuNa, SensorData, Mollybox, Leapstack, Zaihui, Akulaku and Glints. She received her M.B.A from Columbia Business School and B.S. degree from Shanghai Jiaotong University. 

DCM is a global venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley, Beijing and Tokyo with over $4.2 billion under management. DCM has invested in more than 400 early-stage technology companies globally and provides hands-on operational guidance and a global network of business and financial resources. DCM has backed industry-leading companies, including 51job, 58.com, Bill.com, BitAuto, Careem (Uber), Dangdang, Fortinet, Freee, FuboTV, Happy Elements, Hims & Hers, Houchebang (ManBang), Gigacloud, Kakao Talk, Kuaishou, Matterport, Musical.ly (TikTok), Quantasing, Sling Media, Sansan, SoFi, TanTan, Tuniu, UCloud, Uxin, Vipshop, YSB, Weekend Health (Weight Watchers) and Wrike. DCM has also led investments in rising startups, such as Assured, Brigit, CADDI, Cherry, DXY, Enechain, EvenUp, Figure Technologies, Immersively, Linc’well, Litmatch, Magic Moment, Maimai, Plenty, Tempo, and YunQuNa.

VCWire

03/10/2023