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Zihao Xu

Investor
Fintech
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

Everything you love is non-fungible, but let’s not tokenise it all just yet
Our investment in Skew
What does the ‘Future of Money’ look like for Octopus Ventures?

Companies Zihao Xu has worked with

Other members of the Fintech team

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