Joseph Zhou is an investment partner at Bits x Bites, China’s first foodtech acceleration platform and VC fund that invests in start-ups tackling global food system challenges.
With a mission to shape the future of food, Bits x Bites is a big step forward to inspire
China’s entrepreneurial community to bring new ideas to solve global issues. It also
serves as a critical catalyst to give start-ups the confidence and connections to
prosper and make a meaningful and scalable impact.
Bits x Bites has invested in companies that are advancing nanoscale contaminant detection, blockchain-based solutions for supply chains, as well as a young company building weatherproof, cloud-connected farms to enable local food production by anyone anywhere.
Joseph brings 12 years of experience across corporate banking, investment banking,
and private equity, having raised more than US$120 million for his portfolio
companies in the primary market. His decision to enter the food sector was driven by one clear motivation: To fight for the future of good food so that his young son grows up with plenty of safe and nutritious food options.
Prior to Bits x Bites, Joseph and two partners ran Fusi Capital where they
self-raised US$50 million to invest in China’s international education sector.
He has an MBA from the University of Chicago's Booth Business School. Joseph is an emerging voice on entrepreneurship and food tech investment. He has been a guest speaker at events including Future Food-Tech London, World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit, Startup Grind Tel Aviv, Food’s Future Summit in Hong Kong, and Food & Beverage Innovation Forum in Shanghai.
Areas of expertise: Food tech investment, food supply chain, venture
capital, start-up fundraising, seed- and early-stage investment, Chinese start-ups,
start-up mentoring, consumption upgrade.