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Baiyin Zhou
Senior Associate

I spend my time getting to know the people who build B2B software companies, and figure out ways to help them grow and become market leaders.


Prior to joining Ascent in 2016, I worked at OpenView Venture Partners and ClearSky Power & Technology Fund, both B2B technology investors with a focus on helping companies post-investment. I have worked with companies such as Logikcull (legal tech), Lesson.ly (HR and sales), Swiftstack (infrastructure), Resilient Systems (acquired by IBM), and Cylance (cybersecurity).


BBA in finance and accounting from The College of William and Mary, and minor in Art and Art History. When not spending time at the art studio, I focused my efforts on leading Net Impact, a non-profit organization focused on sustainable business practices and corporate social responsibility.


I enjoy spending time with my rescue pup Hunter, travelling to loved ones, and playing tennis. I’m currently supporting two local non-profit organizations: ABLE (Access to Better Learning Education) and Innercity Weightlifting. I also bring together Boston’s informal group of junior VCs.

Ascent is singularly focused on B2B IT, which means we have developed the expertise, network, and capabilities to invest in and grow the best early stage companies in our sector.