We Have a Driven Team
 Our fund grew out of Stanford University network.  Deep-rooted in Silicon Valley, we are a purpose-driven team of technology enthusiasts, with different backgrounds from high-tech, private equity, operation, marketing and finance.  We make cross-stage investments from early to growth stages.  We believe technology is the force driving human race forward, making us truly free, happy and powerful.  We strive to embrace the force and empower daring entrepreneurs to change the world.
 
  
Helen Liang, PhD
Managing Partner

Helen is a deep-tech investor and serial entrepreneur. She has invested in over 30 fast-growing tech companies with strong focus on Biotech, Telehealth, Fintech and Enterprise SaaS.  She is an invited speaker at TechCrunch and global investment forums and a guest lecturer at Stanford University.  

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Benjamin Xu
Partner

Benjamin has over 20 years of global investment experience. Founder of XCap Management. Previously with Intel, DFJ, Harbinger and Disney Steamboat Ventures. He has deep insights in high-tech industries, with strong record of IPOs and acquisitions. Benjamin holds a MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Tom Kosnik,PhD
Partner

Tom is a seasoned tech investor and consulting professor at Stanford University with expertise in global marketing. He was a key contributor to Stanford Technology Venture Program and BASES Challenge. A super connector in Silicon Valley with a global network. Tom has served as advisor to numerous tech startups.

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Cyrus Hodes
Partner

Cyrus has extensive experiences in global operation as an entrepreneur and technology executive. He is passionate about AI and robotics.  Cyrus was the co-founder of the Future Society with AI Initiative out of Harvard Kennedy School.  He served as senior consultant to Fortune 500 companies.  Cyrus holds a MPA from Harvard.  

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Simon Vine
Simon Vine
Partner

Simon is a seasoned tech investor, founder of Yesod Capital, and former Head of a large investment bank. Simon has broad experience in risk management, deal structuring and global markets.

Simon is a public speaker and author of 9 books. Simon holds a MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School.

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Wendy Hayes
Venture Partner

Wendy is a board member of several NYSE and NASDAQ listed companies and an advisor to a number of start-up companies. She has extensive IPO experience. Previously a partner at Deloitte China, also worked at PCAOB (under the SEC) in the US. Wendy is a Fellow of Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University.

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John Sun
John Sun
 Advisor

Experienced tech investor, former Managing Partner of New Horizon Capital, Head of TMT Investments. Investment areas include healthcare, enterprise services and consumer products. John started his career at IFC and Accenture. John holds a MBA from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management.

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Sizi Chen
Venture Fellow

Former Producer of Special Projects at MIT Media Lab, launched research breakthroughs at the intersection of tech, music, health into real-world operations. Served as go-to resource for team of 11 world-class musicians, computer scientists, neuroscientists and architects.  Graduated from Stanford with MS in Management Science & Engr. 

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Yvonne Jiang
Associate

Yvonne is passionate about low-carbon solutions and emerging technologies in biotech, foodtech, smart Agtech. Previously worked in Google and Disney World. At FoundersX, Yvonne is focused on in-depth industry trend analysis and startup due diligence analysis. MBA from University of California - Davis.

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