Alex Li

Partner, Investments


I love working with visionary founders. Their passion is inspiring, and their energy is contagious. I walk away from every conversation with a sense of excitement and possibility.

I moved from China to New Zealand when I was three. Those first few years in Auckland were tough. We didn’t have much and overcame a lot of challenges. From an early age, I learned the value of resilience and perseverance from my parents.

I’m a creature of habit. I start my day with a cup of coffee and exercise, and end it by meditating. I minimize the small decisions, so I can focus on the big things — like how to make our founders successful.

I like to focus on the possible. It’s easy for me to step into a founder’s shoes and see the world from their perspective. The worst part of my job is that we can’t partner with every founder we meet. Regardless of whether MVP partners with a founder, I try to be as helpful as possible.

The best leaders are selfless. They put aside their ego and dedicate their lives to serving others — be it their team, customers, partners, or community. They are servant leaders.

Success comes from equal parts hard work and luck. It’s also important to be passionate about what you’re doing and to know exactly where you’re trying to go.

I love building teams and organizations. Nothing is more fulfilling than bringing people together and building something that is more than the sum of its parts. I discovered this passion founding the Auckland Microfinance Initiative over a decade ago. I want to help founders build world-changing teams.

I learn something new every day at MVP. Every conversation with a founder is like getting a crash course from the world’s foremost expert on that topic. It feels like I’m still in school.

I am inspired by MVP’s vision and people. We are building something unique at MVP and we are doing it with some of the best people in the industry. This is our life’s work.


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