James Chou

Managing Director & CEO, Microsoft for Startups, North Asia


About James

James Chou is the Managing Director and CEO of Microsoft for Startups North Asia, Chair of Technology and Innovation Committee of American Chamber of Commerce Shanghai. Within Microsoft, he leads the effort to scale-up some of the best and most innovative startups in China, Japan and Korea by providing them unprecedented access to top Microsoft partners and customers and venture capitalists. He is a frequent speaker on corporate open innovation and China startups, also an advisor to several VC funds, a mentor to several leading accelerators and incubators in China. He has over 20 years experiences in TMT space in China and Silicon Valley, US. Before Microsoft, he was a serial entrepreneur and served senior management positions at UTStarcom, Hewlett Packard and NEC.