About This Talk
We have witnessed a marked growth in the amount of capital flowing into social impact funds in recent years. Unlike philanthropic investing, impact investment also seeks to generate a competitive financial return. This high-impact panel will discuss why companies that prioritize social impact consistently outperform the market, and what investors can do to avoid being left behind.
Lu Zhang, Founder and Managing Partner of Fusion Fund, is a renowned Silicon Valley investor, a serial entrepreneur, and a Stanford Engineering alumna. Lu is a World Economic Forum - Young Global Leader (Class of 2018).
She has also garnered other accolades including the Featured Honoree in VC of Forbes 30 Under 30 (2017), Silicon Valley Women of Influence (2018), Town & Country 50 Modern Swans – Entrepreneurship Influencer (2017) and was recently selected as the Best 25 Female early-stage Investor by Business Insider (2021). Lu is also on the Jury Board of Cartier’s Young Leader Award. Prior to starting Fusion Fund, she was the Founder and CEO of a medical device company (acquired in 2012)
Lu is a frequent speaker at tech events and conferences such as Davos World Economic Forum, Future Investment Initiative (FII), Forbes, Web Summit, SuperReturn, etc., and serves as a mentor and advisor to several tech innovation programs in Silicon Valley.