As employee #84 at Alibaba, Lake led the product development team to launch Alibaba’s first revenue generating marketplace and travel products. As head of Yahoo! Search in China, Lake and her team recognized that the Internet needed to evolve from directory and web search to vertical search and launched the first Image Search and Music Search in China. As a product executive at several Silicon Valley and Los Angeles start ups, Lake launched industry-leading search engine, marketplace and advertising products and turned them into profitable businesses.
Lake currently mentors start ups at top incubators in Silicon Valley including 500 Startups, Muckerlab, Lab360 and Shinect. She co-founded Shinect Accelerator, a start-up acceleration program designed to connect Silicon Valley’s entrepreneurs to China’s market. She is an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University and holds several US patents in search algorithm, search tokenization, mobile data analytics, and mobile monetization.
Lake earned her MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business and her B.S. from Beijing International Studies University. She is a Board Governor and Chair of the US Chapter of 前橙会, an non-profit organization to foster entrepreneurship for Alibaba alumni worldwide.