Richard Lim Managing Director
Richard Lim is co-founder and Managing Director of GSR Ventures. He focuses on investments in early-stage companies that apply artificial intelligence to healthcare and enterprise sectors. Prior to GSR Ventures, Richard was a serial entrepreneur. He was also an executive at Lotus Development Corp. and the National University Hospital of Singapore. Richard earned an MBBS degree (MD equivalent) from the National University of Singapore and an MBA from Stanford University where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.
(Exited - NASDAQ: QUNR) Qunar is an online travel information provider and search engine. Aiming to help travelers make suitable choices, Qunar organizes enormous information and provides thorough and instant search results for flights, hotels, packages, group-buying deals, visa, and other travel-related information. In 2016, Qunar merged with CTrip at a value of $11B.
Xiaohongshu is a leading online community and e-commerce platform, where users share and discover trending lifestyles, riding along the wave of consumption upgrade in China. Xiaohongshu’s user-generated content community allows users to share and explore diversified and individualized lifestyles, posted in the form of live streaming, short videos, pictures, and texts. The contents range from fashion, beauty, travel, food, and entertainment. Xiaohongshu boasts more than 200 million users, influencers, and celebrities. Xiaohongshu provides a complete marketing and e-commerce solution for its brand partners, including data insight, content marketing, traffic reach, and closed-loop transactions.
We believe that the biggest problem in healthcare globally is the spread of infectious illness. The key to stopping the spread is better information on where and when it is starting. It is unacceptable that, in 2020, tens of thousands of lives are lost every year to the seasonal flu – an illness that we know will come each year, yet each year we are unprepared to mobilize the right resources in the right places at the right times. We believe we can change this story. Our mission is to stop the spread of contagious illness, from the flu to Covid-19, through earlier detection and earlier response.
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