Xu Xiaoping is one of China's pioneering angel investors, with distinctions from The Founder as: "2010 Most Respected Angel Investor" and "2011 Angel Investor of the Year." Prior to founding ZhenFund, Xu Xiaoping was a co-founder and the former Vice Chairman of New Oriental Education & Technology Group (NYSE: EDU), the largest provider of private education in China. Xiaoping is highly regarded amongst college students and considered a legendary figure by the millions of young Chinese students studying abroad who were influenced by his writing and teaching. In 2006, China Southern People's Daily voted him one of the most charismatic characters in China, and in 2004 Forbes Magazine listed Xiaoping as one of the "Top 100 Celebrities in China". Xiaoping is an active philanthropist and devout social responsibility advocate. He attended the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music in China and received his Masters in Music from the University of Saskatchewan.
Wang Qiang joined New Oriental Education & Technology Group as a co-founder in 1996. He designed the foundations of New Oriental's oral English classes, as well as practical English and computer science courses. He served as Vice President and Board Member of New Oriental, as well as the New Oriental Beijing Branch Director and Standing Vice Principal. Prior to co-founding New Oriental Technology and Education, he held engineering positions in the software division of Bell Communications Research, and was formerly was a lecturer of English language and literature at Peking University. He received an M.S. in Computer Science from State University of New York, and a B.A. in English from Peking University.
ZhenFund Board Member and Venture Partner. Prior to ZhenFund, Mr. Zhang managed New Oriental Technology and Education Group's Public relations, Branding, Media and Market departments respectively. He was also the Operating Director of New Oriental's Research Institute for Education, Culture and Overseas Study. He currently serves as a council member for 21 Century's Education Research Institute and as an advisor to Boyu Capital. He participated in establishing the Private Education Institute at Peking University and Peking University's China Capital Research Center. He has also served as an investment advisor to Providence Capital China.
Ms. Anna Fang is the General Manager of ZhenFund, an affiliate seed fund for Sequoia Capital China, where she is responsible for seed stage investments in the China region. Before joining ZhenFund, Ms. Fang was an Associate at GE China responsible for corporate business development initiatives. Ms. Fang was previously an investment banker at J.P. Morgan. She serves as a member of the board of directors for several internet start-ups in China and is a member of the Advisory Board of Columbia University's East Asia Center. She received her undergraduate degree from Columbia University, and a Master of Business Administration from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
April has worked with Xu Xiaoping as his assistant since 2007, and was ZhenFund's earliest team member. She graduated in 2008 with a B.A. from Beijing Normal University. In 2010, she completed Columbia's University's one year American Language Program.
Tayler graduated from Stanford University in 2010 with a B.A. in Human Biology and an M.S. in Management Science and Engineering. She particpated in Lightspeed Ventures Summer Grant Program in 2008 at a TMT startup she co-founded with several classmates. She moved to China in 2010 to study Chinese at BLCU and joined ZhenFund in early 2011.
Prior to ZhenFund's establishment, Chenwen was Xu Xiaoping's Investment Assistant and coordinated over 30 of his early stage angel investments. In addition, Chenwen oversees ZhenFund's relationships with overseas student communities. She graduated in 2010 with a B.A. in Finance & Marketing from Boston University.
Prior to ZhenFund, Luna managed PR strategy and marketing for the CEO of Beijing Rongyao Media. She is an experience PR Professional, having built her career in the PR department for New Oriental Education and Technology's flagship Beijing Campus.
In addition to being an investment professional, Haifai also manages ZhenFund's outreach and entrepreneur relations in the United States. He is currently a P.h.D candidate in Electrical Engineering at Harvard University
Prior to ZhenFund, Grace worked as investment analyst in Shanda Innovations. She graduated in 2010 with B.A. in Accounting and Finance from the University of Hong Kong.
Before joining ZhenFund, Daniel worked in Deloitte's TMT group and participated in several intertnet sector audits, including Renren, 56.com, and Nuomi. He started his career in FiveMinutes as a game data analyst, and attended the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management, where he received a B.A in Commerce.