Congratulations to James Mi for Ranking #12 on Forbes' 2019 Midas List!

April 16, 2019

A huge congratulations from the Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China goes to CCC Advisory Council member and Princeton alumnus James Mi for ranking #12 on Forbes' 2019 Midas List!

Produced in partnership with TrueBridge Capital Partners, the Midas List recognizes those investors who’ve built leading portfolios by making bigger, bolder bets. Few embody the Midas golden touch like Sequoia China’s Neil Shen, this year’s repeat No. 1. Shen’s backed leading Chinese tech companies like Alibaba and and ecommerce site Pinduoduo. He’s joined by a record number of Chinese investors this year – 21 all told – including top-ranked newcomer Kathy Xu (Xu Xin). Xu is one of 12 women on the 2019 Midas list, a record number. And after years of Midas dominance, the reign of Facebook and Twitter is over, as those deals – and their well-known investors – make way for a new generation.

To make the list, investors are ranked by their portfolio companies that have gone public or been acquired for at least $200 million over the past five years, or that have raised additional funding at a valuation of $400 million or more. Forbes and TrueBridge put a premium on newer exits, as well as early-stage returns. A data-driven list, Midas is produced after reviewing the submissions of hundreds of partners across dozens of firms each year.

For the full story, please visit The Midas List.

Click here for James' Midas profile.