Seeking Highly Differentiated Products & Services
Re: educating founders & funders:
"that’s not a large pool of people who have the skill and bandwidth and are willing to make it a priority; people like [Yang Ventures Founder] Terrence Yang [and others] are the sliver of a minority."
"Terrence's honest, hard-headed advice and generous amounts of help have been invaluable"
-- Larry Sanger, Founder CEO, Infobitt.com and Co-founder, Wikipedia
"Terrence is an excellent advisor and investor"
-- Andrew Lee, Co-founder and CEO of Purse.io
Made tiny investments in the accredited investor equity crowd investing funds of Navdy, Popup Archive, Shippo, Wefunder and about 70 other startups (via single and multi-asset funds).
** Denotes funded by Eric Yuan. ++ Denotes funded by Ellen Ma via Zuma Ventures.
AIRMULE.** Ship with people not boxes.
AIRSHIP does food delivery.
Singapore & Silicon Valley
NEXT TRUCKING.++ Freight shipping made easy.
P4RC. App games rewards layer.
WEFUNDER democratizes startup investing by bringing equity crowdinvesting to all eligible Americans.
Startup Investment Team
Value investor, x-MD at $1B+ AUM asset manager deploying Buffett-style approach
Angel Investor (9 direct since 2013)
USC Bachelor of Science, Harvard Law
Co-founder of multiple failed startups; ex-startup COO
Quora Top Writer 2017 (first cut)
Published in Inc., Forbes, Newsweek, Women 2.0
Ex-Wall Street officer who co-built several highly profitable innovative financial products used today
Dr. Vivy Chao
Partner (Edtech, Non-Traditional Founders)
Founder, Yang Camp
Teaches entrepreneurship program @ Silicon Valley charter schools
Community Manager, YC startup & startup founded by creator of top 40 website
Education Pioneers Fellow @ LAUSD Common Core Technology Project
CEO of funded edtech startup
Assistant principal, STEM private school
Adjunct professor, Long Beach State
Ed.D., Argosy University
Principal, Food & Beverage, Fitness Lead
Venture Partner (Fintech, eSports, Biotech, Elder care)
Help formulate Yang Ventures' blockchain investment thesis
Data Analyst - Hadoop, R, and SQL
Financial Regulatory Analytics
Ex-Hedge fund manager and Equity Prop Trader
FX and Crytpocurrency Trader
Venture Partner, Software Lead
Analyze and recommend investments for Yang Ventures
Principal and Lead for Enterprise Adtech, Lawtech
Source, analyze and recommend investments, including Pop Up Archive
Works with Silicon Valley startups on business strategy and marketing projects
Harvard College, Harvard Law School
Venture Partner, China, Fintech
Principal @ Zuma Partners, a venture fund in Los Angeles
Founder for Up Angels, a Wechat tech self-media
B.S. UCLA Mathematics/Economics
Active in Chinese community in LA, S.V & East Coast
Principal, Fintech, Food Tech
Payments Analyst with Royal Bank of Canada
Ivey Business School
Previously started two companies with international clients
Founder, home-cooked food delivery startup
Elizabeth Haynes Choi
Investment Strategy Principal, Retail, Financial Services, Health Care.
Senior Associate, VR, Fintech
Two time founder - built one company from ground up to 1.1M in annual revenue and sold a health tech startup
Queen's School of Business graduate
International work experience in Warsaw, Poland and Beijing, China
Growth Analytics and Partnerships experience at Fintech companies: Vouch and Lending Club
Startup Investment Focus
Verticals We like undervalued vertical others ignore, underestimate or mock. Also non-hyped subverticals in fintech, insurtech, lawtech, eldertech, edtech.
Stage Post-revenue. We will remove this when the current startup bubble implodes.
Financing Terms. Preferred equity with pro rata and protections against cram down.
Geographic Focus Silicon Valley, L.A./Orange County.