Gary Rieschel has over twenty five years of successful operating and investing experience as a senior executive, entrepreneur, investor, and global business strategist in technology. During his career, Mr. Rieschel worked at Intel, Sequent Computer, Cisco Systems, and Softbank Corporation. Over the last 20 years as a venture capitalist, he led investments in 12 companies which grew to over $1B USD in market capitalization. Gary aided in the creation of the venture capital industry in China through sponsoring and founding several of China’s leading VC firms including Softbank China Ventures, SAIF Partners (2001), Ceyuan Ventures (2004), and Qiming Venture Partners (2006). He is Founding Managing Partner of Qiming, a firm with over $1.7B USD focused on early stage investments in China. Mr. Rieschel’s personal investment areas are Healthcare and Cleantech. He has sponsored investments in imaging systems (Alltech), clinical trial execution (Tigermed), fuel cells (Bloom Energy), industrial waste water treatment (CSD Water and Sludge), clean coal technologies (LP Amina), smart meters (Hexin) and bioengineering (Lanzatech).
Mr. Rieschel is well regarded as a mentor to entrepreneurs, founders, and other venture capitalists. He advised both JUCCCE (Joint US China Cooperation Clean Energy), the China Greentech Initiative, and the Rocky Mountain Institute in its move to China. He actively supports the US China Clean Energy Forum, Asia Society, Paulson Institute, and the Council on Foreign Relations, among other philanthropic organizations. Gary is a Trustee of Reed College. He has structured numerous cross border joint venture and M&A transactions during his career. He served on the joint venture boards of Blackrock/Bank of China and Silicon Valley Bank/Shanghai Pudong Development Bank the last four years.
Gary is passionate about supporting entrepreneurs, and in driving pragmatic technology solutions against the resource allocation and environmental issues the world faces today.
Gary holds a BA in Biology from Reed College in Portland, OR, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He lived in Japan for five years in the late 1980s and since 2005 lives in Shanghai with his family.