Founder and Managing Director
Dragon Gate Investment Partners
Lijie Zhu is a visionary business leader and the Founder and Managing Director of Dragon Gate Investment Partners. With a strong focus on international trade, supply chains, transparency, and logistics, Lijie brings her expertise to the investment and financial advisory industry. Dragon Gate Investment Partners, headquartered in New York City, specializes in space-related technology and art that can shape the future and transform our world.
Lijie began her career in the financial industry as a Credit Analyst at Rogge Global Partners in London after completing her MBA degree from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Armed with four degrees in Journalism, Law, Natural Resource Management, and an MBA, Lijie possesses a diverse skill set and deep industry knowledge. Her multidisciplinary background enables her to approach investment decisions from various perspectives and contribute effectively to the dynamic financial landscape.
Lijie has been involved in significant projects and initiatives throughout her career. Notably, she has contributed to CorpStarter and Interstellar Communication Holdings. Moreover, Dragon Gate Investment Partners was honored as the Business Model Innovation of the Year by the International Trade Council at the Go Global Awards Ceremony in 2022, held in Tallinn, Estonia. This recognition underscores Lijie’s success in business.
Lijie sees parallels between the financial industry’s evolution and the intricate layers depicted in the movie “Inception.” The industry has witnessed the seeding of new ideas, shaped perceptions, navigated resistance, and impacted real-world outcomes. Upholding integrity and trust is paramount, as clients rely on financial institutions and professionals to act responsibly and provide accurate information and unbiased advice.
Looking ahead, Lijie believes the financial industry faces waves of uncertainty in the next 5 to 10 years. She contemplates whether the industry should continue the process of inception or return to fundamental values with integrity. Adapting to change and making wise choices will be crucial for sustainable growth and success.
Lijie finds great excitement in the emergence of commercial space exploration, satellite technologies, and space tourism. The opportunities presented by these advancements have the potential to revolutionize the financial landscape. Exploring the universe can bring profound changes, uncover new resources, and offer innovative investment opportunities. Lijie envisions the discoveries made through space exploration shaping investment strategies and driving advancements in the industry.
For those starting in the industry, Lijie emphasizes the importance of taking care of each customer and building credibility. By providing exceptional service to clients and ensuring their satisfaction, professionals can establish a strong reputation in the financial industry.
Lijie’s approach to setbacks and challenges can be summarized by the phrase, “Never give up. Never surrender,” from the movie “Galaxy Quest.” She maintains resilience and a determined attitude, never losing sight of her goals.
Lijie finds inspiration in visionary individuals such as Elon Musk, Nikola Tesla, Albert Einstein, and the fictional character Wonder Woman. Outside of her professional life, she enjoys scuba diving, reading books about aliens, and playing the video game Legend of Zelda.
As the Founder and Managing Director of Dragon Gate Investment Partners, Lijie Zhu combines her financial expertise with a forward-thinking approach. Her commitment to integrity, innovation, and the exploration of new frontiers positions her at the forefront of the industry. Lijie’s passion for space-related technology and art fuels her contributions to international trade, supply chains, and transparent and sustainable business practices.