• Yang Ventures Founder Terrence Yang and Blockchain Capital Managing Partner Brock Pierce are two individuals who have been talkingpublicly for the past year about the need for Bitcoin and blockchain companies to focus on gaining actual users. Read more: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/why-venture-capitalists-are-flocking-to-blockchain-startups-cm625703#ixzz4A5feZJOw

    ELDERTECH, LAWTECH, FINTECH

     

    SMALL PRE-SEED ANGEL INVESTMENTS.

     

    Forbes 4/2016

     

    Re: educating founders on startup investing:

     

    "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."

     

    nasdaq.com 5/2016

     

    "Yang Ventures Founder Terrence Yang [and others] have been talking publicly for the past year about the need for Bitcoin and blockchain companies to focus on gaining actual users."

     

     

    FOUNDER TESTIMONIALS

     

    "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

     

    Very funny Alyse!

    WHY US? ​

    We spend hundreds of hours mentoring our most engaged startup founders. No other program we know of comes close.

     

    This enables us to communicate highly specific, customized, tactical, useful questions and advice.

     

    Because we really know our startup founders, what they need to hear, when they're ready to hear it.

  • Portfolio

    Made small investments in the accredited investor equity crowdinvesting funds of Popup Archive, Shippo and Wefunder.

    * Denotes funded by Eric Yuan. + Denotes funded by Ellen Ma via Zuma Ventures.

    37COINS. SMS Bitcoins over any mobile device.

    Germany -> Silicon Valley -> Singapore

    AIRMULE.* Ship with people not boxes.

    Los Angeles

    AIRSHIP is starting with restaurant food delivery in Singapore.

    Singapore & Silicon Valley

    CALAVERA SWIMWEAR makes athletic and active sports swimwear.

    Los Angeles

    COIN HAKO, the Coinbase+ of Singapore.

    Singapore -> Silicon Valley -> Singapore

     

    INFOBITT crowdsources quality information.

    Columbus, Ohio


     

    NEXT TRUCKING.+ Freight shipping made easy.

    Los Angeles

    P4RC. App games rewards layer.

    Los Angeles

    POPUP ARCHIVE makes sound searchable.

    Oakland

    PURSE.IO lets you shop on Amazon and other ecommerce sites and save up to 20%.

    Silicon Valley

    ROOMHUNT. Find a place. Find a roommate.

    Silicon Valley

    SHIPPO makes commerce shipping logistics cheap and easy.

     

    Germany -> Silicon Valley

    WEFUNDER democratizes startup investing by bringing equity crowdinvesting to all eligible Americans.

    Boston -> San Francisco

  • Team

    Terrence Yang

    Founding Partner

    (Eldertech, Lawtech, Fintech)

    Silicon Valley

    • Mentor, Angel Investor (9 direct since 2013)

    • USC Bachelor of Science

    • Harvard Law

    • Cofounder of 2 failed startups

    • Ex-startup COO

    • Quora Top Writer

    • Published in Inc., Forbes, Newsweek, Women 2.0

    • Investment Panelist to online VC

    • Ex-Wall Street officer

    Dr. Vivy Chao

    Co-founder & Partner (Edtech, Female Founders)

    Silicon Valley

    • Founder CEO, Yang Camp

    • Teaches at Silicon Valley charter schools

    • Community Manager, YC edtech startup and Infobitt

    • Education Pioneers Fellow @ LAUSD Common Core Technology Project

    • CEO of funded edtech startup

    • Assistant principal, STEM private school

    • Adjunct professor, Long Beach State

    • B.A., UCLA

    • M.Ed., USC

    • Ed.D., Argosy University

    Eric Yuan

    Venture Partner & Fintech Lead

    Orange County

    • 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

    • PIMCO Alumni

    • Co-owner, Bitcorati

    Gracye Cheng

    Principal and Lead for Enterprise Adtech, Lawtech

    Santa Monica

    • Source, analyze and recommend investments, including Pop Up Archive

    • Works with Silicon Valley startups on business strategy and marketing projects

    • Corporate lawyer

    • Harvard College, Harvard Law School

    Nick Carabetta

    Principal, Food & Beverage Lead

    Orange County

    • Profit Recovery Partners

    • Lean Startup expert

    • Pepperdine Executive MBA student

    • Manager, Coner Bakery, Crema Cafe

     

    Vishwas Hegde

    Venture Partner, Software Lead

    Silicon Valley

    • Analyze and recommend investments for Yang Ventures

    • Software Engineer 

    • Serial Entrepreneur 

    • Babson MBA Student 

    Ellen Ma

    Venture Partner, China Lead. Also Fintech

    Santa Monica

    • Principal @ Zuma Partners, a venture fund in Los Angeles

    • Founder for Up Angels, a Wechat tech self-media

    • B.S. UCLA Mathematics/Economics

    • PlusYoou Alumni

    • Active in Chinese community in LA, S.V & East Coast

    Ali Jiwani

    Principal (Fintech, Food Tech)

    Toronto

    • Help formulate Yang Ventures' blockchain investment thesis

    • Payments Analyst with Royal Bank of Canada

    • Ivey Business School

    • Previously started two companies with international clients

    • Founder, home-cooked food delivery startup

    Jessica McGlory

    Principal, LGBTQ Lead

    Los Angeles

    • Data and entertainment industry enthusiast
    • Founder of Forecastr, Nielsen for fandoms
    • Supporter of diverse founders/techies (particularly PoC and LGBT)
    • 3x Hackathon Finalist, including NBC Universal Best Hack

    Elizabeth Haynes Choi

    Investment Strategy Principal, Retail Lead. Also Financial Services, Health Care.

    New York

    • Evolving Customer Service from cost center model to a marketing and CX engine one company at a time
    • Intrapreneur (disruptor and entrepreneur inside the F500)
    • Harvard College, BA, Applied Mathematics
    • The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, MBA, Finance

    Ivy Xu

    Senior Associate (VR, Fintech)

    San Francisco

    • 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

  • Focus

    Achilles Heel. Have you found an Achilles heel of "formidable" competitors in your space? We want to talk to you. Email us at info@yangventures.com.

     

    Geographic Focus Silicon Valley, L.A./Orange County, Singapore.

     

    Verticals Fintech, lawtech. We will look at edtech, eldertech, food & beverage.

  • Contact

    We are located in San Francisco, and have team members in Los Angeles, Orange County, New York and Toronto.