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Kobe Bryant picks a Jack Ma-backed Chinese education company as one of the first investments for his $100 million venture capital fund

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
he recently retired NBA star will invest an undisclosed amount in VIPKID, which connects Chinese students and North American English teachers.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.