Catherine (Hualei) Zhang 张华蕾
Catherine (Hualei) brings a combination of early-stage investment, corporate strategy, and data science application experience to her role in identifying new investment opportunities. At DCM, Catherine focus on technology enabled opportunities including big data, artificial intelligence, IoT, and fintech. Catherine deeply understands the challenges in entrepreneurship, yet she strongly believes that the future and opportunities lie in changes and innovations. Therefore, she sincerely respects and empathizes entrepreneurs who take the courage and conviction to change the world despite all the challenges. She feels lucky and honored to support great entrepreneurs and join the journey in discovering the future.
Prior to DCM, Catherine took multiple roles at AIG data science team and personal insurance strategy team. As an early practitioner of data science, Catherine has led multiple projects that use AI and big data technology to enable top-line growth and operational improvements. As the youngest team member at personal insurance strategy team, Catherine helped to scope innovative investment opportunities and develop / implement major ROE improvement strategies for the $13B portfolio. As an MBA summer associate at Legend Capital, Catherine also participated in several deals and researches in fintech and artificial intelligence space. Her experience living and working in both US and China gave her a broader perspective, and the ability to learn and adapt quickly.
Catherine loves many beautiful things in life, including delicious food, wine, travel, and art. To better and more sustainably enjoy these hobbies, she also has to keep a diet and exercise, from which she gradually found the fun in sports, especially tennis. In addition to becoming a good investor, she also aspires to become a certified sommelier one day.
Focus on technology enabled opportunities including big data, artificial intelligence, IoT, and fintech
Combination of early-stage investment, corporate strategy, and data science applications
Be a strong supporter and partner of entrepreneurs
Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, M.B.A.
Sloan School of Business, MIT, M.S.
Peking University, B.A.
Peking University, B.S.