Song Mao

Managing Director, China


China | Korea

Song Mao is the Managing Director for Qualcomm Ventures China where he leads Qualcomm’s venture investments in China. Song focuses on investments in intelligent driving, XR, robotics, 5G, IoT, V2X and other fields, and he has participated in the investment and post investment management in Chinese startups including ZongMu Technology, HAOMO.AI, Memblaze, SenseTime, Extreme Vision, Gantu Technology, DeepVision Technology, SinoITS, Denglin Technology, ThunderX, Unisound etc. Song also manages Qualcomm’s venture investments in South Korea.

Song was awarded the “40 Investors Under 40” by Cyzone for three consecutive years in 2020, 2021, and 2022; In 2022, Song was also selected as an F40 Chinese Young Investors by PEdaily.

Song co-founded two companies and worked as a strategy investment manager at SK Telecom before joining Qualcomm Ventures. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University and an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Outside the Office

Song used to be a GMAT teacher. He is a history buff, loves walking, and has also written a book.