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Kai Wu

Kai Wu

Formal First Name
Kai

Kai Wu is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Sparkline Capital, an investment firm implementing advanced machine learning to mine unstructured data sets to generate consistent alpha and profits. Prior to this, he co-managed Kaleidoscope Capital, a quantitative hedge fund he co-founded in 2014. Together with his partner, Wu grew Kaleidoscope to $350 million in assets from institutional investors. He jointly managed all aspects of the company, including technology, investments, operations, trading, investor relations, and recruiting.

Professional Experience


Academic History

  • Earlier in his career, Wu worked at GMO and became a member of Jeremy Grantham’s $40 billion asset allocation team. He worked closely with the firm's equity and macro investment teams in Boston, San Francisco, London, and Sydney.
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.