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James Chou

Microsoft Accelerator Shanghai

James Chou is Managing Director and CEO in residence for Microsoft Accelerator Shanghai.

He has more than 20 year experiences in TMT space in China and US.  He is a serial entrepreneur and ventures investor before joining Microsoft.

From 2003 to 2016, he co-founded one SaaS based education software company, one private cloud company, and one Internet Datacenter company in China.

Previously, he served senior management positions at AsiaInfo and UTStarcom, the first 2 NASDAQ listed Chinese technology companies.

Prior to that, he worked product management, sales, and engineering roles at Hewlett Packard and NEC in Silicon Valley for 7 years.

James holds a MBA from Santa Clara University and BS in Electrical Engineering from University of Houston.