Rui’s Bio

Rui Ma is a Venture Partner at 500 Startups, a leading accelerator and
seed investment fund in technology companies, where she is in charge
of all investment activity in the Greater China region. Prior to 500,
she worked for nearly a decade in private equity and mergers &
acquisitions roles at the Raine Group, Morgan Stanley and Merrill
Lynch in both Silicon Valley and China. She is based in Beijing and
has been living and working in China since 2007. Rui holds a B.S. in
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of
California at Berkeley. She is also currently studying for a Masters
in Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne and
an Executive MBA from Tsinghua University and INSEAD.

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