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Marc van der Chijs (40) is a former Dutch Internet entrepreneur in Shanghai turned venture capitalist in Vancouver. He was among others co-founder of leading online video site Tudou.com (listed on Nasdaq, later merger with Youku into Youku Tudou) and co-founder of customized online fashion site unitedstyles.com. Next to that he was an angel investor in and advisor to Chinese Internet start-ups, and an advisor to Spil Games for which he set up and led the Asian operations from 2006-2011. In 2013 Marc moved to Canada to join CrossPacific Capital in Vancouver as a partner.
After graduating with a Masters degree in Business Economics from Maastricht University in 1995, Marc started his career at Mercedes-Benz headquarters in Stuttgart (Germany). Late 1999 Marc moved to Beijing where he became a financial controller for DaimlerChrysler Northeast Asia. In 2002 Marc decided to quit his job, study Chinese and become an entrepreneur.
Marc is married to Grace Wang, with two children (Scott, born on 27-12-2007, and Elaine, born on 21-05-2009). In his free time Marc likes to participate in endurance sports. Among others he runs marathons, in 2007 he rode a mountain bike from Lhasa through the Himalaya to Kathmandu, in 2008 he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, and in 2010 he climbed Mount Fuji in one day during the off season.
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