Mei Gao joined IDG Capital, a leading China-focused VC/PE firm, as a Partner in 2016 to focus on cross-border Investments. Prior to joining IDG Capital, Mei was the President of Fore Research & Management, a New York City-based hedge fund with over USD $3 billion of peak AUM. She started her career in finance in 1998 with TD Securities where she managed a convertible arbitrage portfolio. In 2003, Mei left with her colleagues and co-founded Fore Research & Management where she was the Head of Portfolio Management and gained extensive investment experience in equities, equity-linked securities, leveraged finance, distressed securities and structure products. She is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University (MBA) and Shantou University (BA). Mei is also a CFA charterholder.