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Zihao Xu

Zihao joined Octopus Ventures in 2016 and is part of our Fintech team. He is particularly drawn to the infrastructure layer in both traditional capital markets and the crypto world. He believes open ecosystems out-innovate closed ones, that plummeting transaction costs will re-organise entire industries, and that pricing new data into more efficient markets will be a driving force for economic prosperity in the next century.

Prior to Octopus, he spent five years as a strategy consultant at Roland Berger and ran a side-hustle selling sunglasses for Bitcoin (and fiat). Zihao was born in China and holds a BA in economics and management from the University of Oxford, where he developed a curiosity for Austrian economics and the denationalisation of money.

Outside of the office, Zihao is obsessed with adventure travel and has attempted overland trips with varying degrees of success.
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Articles from Zihao Xu

Timing is everything: tailoring your board to the needs of your growth cycle
What to consider when choosing your board members

Companies Zihao Xu has worked with

Other members of the Fintech team