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Sharon Ji Joins Venture Firm, G2VP, to Focus on the Digitization of Traditional Industries


Sharon Ji Joins Venture Firm, G2VP, to Focus on the Digitization of Traditional Industries

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MENLO PARK, Calif., July 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today G2VP, a venture capital firm dedicated to building and supporting industrial technology companies, announced that Sharon Ji has joined as an investor. Ji joins on the heels of the close of G2VP I, the firm's first $350 million fund dedicated to investing in exceptional teams that are applying emerging technology to traditional industries, sustainably. 

Ji brings unique perspective and experience on the impact that transformational technologies such as A.I., robotics and big data can potentially have on traditional industries. She developed her principal investing expertise at TPG Sixth Street Partners, a $25 billion special situations investing platform. During her tenure there, she evaluated and managed investments across both public and private markets, working with a wide range of growth to late stage companies across the retail, real estate, healthcare and software sectors. Ji began her career in investment banking with Morgan Stanley in New York and Citigroup in Asia, where she advised Media and Telecom, Ecommerce and Industrial companies on merger and acquisitions (M&As), initial public offerings (IPOs) and strategic transactions.

"Many of these traditional industrial companies that produce a lot of data, have an overload of information that they're not yet leveraging to make more strategic, swifter decisions across the board. That's a huge missed opportunity," said Sharon Ji, G2VP Investor. "I've seen firsthand how A.I. and machine learning have enabled major operational transformations in traditional industries, which is perfectly aligned with G2VP's thesis and why I'm so excited to join the G2 team as we expand and grow our portfolio."

"As our team here at G2 continues our work with start-ups, corporates and investors around the world, we're finding a deep resonance around our thesis and an incredible pool of talented, experienced leaders that are ready to engage with us to accelerate the digitization of industries," said David Mount, G2VP Co-founder and Partner. "We're very happy to welcome Sharon to the team and look forward to working together to help proliferate technology and drive efficiency in traditional industries that make up more than half of the economy."

About G2VP
At G2VP, we invest in emerging technology companies that digitize traditional industries and drive market transformations. Tapping into global industries from transportation, energy and agriculture to manufacturing and logistics, G2VP was founded around a multi-trillion dollar trend: the digitization of industry. As this trend takes root, and industries worldwide transition from traditional analog to digital processes, G2VP sees tremendous opportunity for value creation, economic growth, and sector disruption. By aligning companies, purpose and profit, we aim to unlock previously unidentified paths to sustainability and resource efficiency.

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