Cindy Mi is the founder and CEO of VIPKID, a global education technology company that connects children ages 4-12 in China (and 35 countries) with teachers in North America for online real-time English immersion learning.
Cindy considers herself a teacher first; she is passionate about the power of education to transform and empower students, parents and teachers. Prior to founding VIPKID in 2013, she was a classroom teacher and a co-founder of ABC English, a tutoring company, where she led business development and campus expansion across China.
VIPKID has become China’s market-leading education startup attracting investment from Sinovation Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Tencent, Jack Ma’s Yunfeng Capital, Matrix Partners, Learn Capital, Northern Light VC and Kobe Bryant’s firm, Bryant Stibel, among others.
Cindy earned her MBA from CKGSB, China’s leading private business school, and studied at Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management as part of an MBA exchange program. She serves on the advisory boards of the CKGSB Alumni Association and as an advisor to Teach for China.