Mr. Duane Kuang is a Founding Managing Partner of Qiming Venture Partners and a member of the Investment Committee. Duane has over 30 years of operational and investment experience and started his venture capital career in 1999.
Duane's areas of investment include Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and Blockchain. Some of his prior investments include Roborock (SHSE:688169), WeRide, UBTech (SEHK:9880), Unisound, Hesai Technology (NASDAQ:HSAI), Intelligent Automation, Chaitin, Qiniu Cloud, etc. Duane is the Chairman of the China Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA) and a member of the VC committee of AMAC.
Duane has been recognized by the Forbes Global 100 VC Midas List in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.
Prior to founding Qiming, Duane was the Director of Intel Capital China where he led the strategic investment activities of Intel. Before joining Intel, Duane spent five years at Cisco Systems in China, holding various senior management positions.
Duane started his career in Silicon Valley as a software engineer and later entered into management role in the digital communications field.
Duane is born in Guangzhou, China and educated in the U.S. Duane holds an MBA degree from the University of California at Berkeley, a Master's degree in Computer Science from Stanford University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from California State University in San Francisco.