Lex Zhao

Lex Zhao


At One Way Ventures, Lex identifies investment opportunities, leads diligence, and works with entrepreneurs to help build large, enduring companies. Lex previously led the operations team at Vestwell, a venture-backed fintech startup. Prior to Vestwell, Lex earned his MBA with Honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. At Chicago Booth, he was an Associate at Moderne Ventures and took part in the New Venture Challenge startup accelerator.

Lex started his career at Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund, and NERA Economic Consulting, a leading economic consultancy. Lex graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Cornell University where he earned his B.A. in Economics with Distinction. Lex has also passed all three levels of the CFA Program.

Location: Boston and New York

Immigrant Country: China

Investment interests: Fintech, proptech, logistics/mobility, and data liquidity