• 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

    MEET UNMET NEEDS

    FOUNDER TESTIMONIALS

     

    "Terrence's honest, hard-headed advice and generous amounts of help have been invaluable"

     

    -- Larry Sanger, Founder CEO, Infobitt and Co-founder, Wikipedia

     

     

    "Terrence is an excellent advisor and investor"

     

    -- Andrew Lee, Co-founder, Handshake, PurseIO

     

    We want to be a great investor for you. That requires empathy, trust, candor and transparency.

  • Case Studies

    Terrence Yang is an angel investor and adviser who gets help from friends & invests with friends. He no longer leads deals.

    Abacus Protocol is powering the future of finance. Made more than several introductions to investors, security token experts, securitization experts, etc. Help in other ways.

    San Francisco

    Airship automates last-mile delivery. Female minority cofounder CTO. First investor. Invested 3X. Originated Airship's next 2 investors.

    Beijing (formerly Singapore & Silicon Valley)

    BITMAIN makes ASIC chips to mine Proof of Work coins such as Bitcoin. .Syndicate LP. Mentored a GP cofounder briefly in past.

     

    https://ambcrypto.com/bitmain-completes-its-pre-ipo-round-tencent-invests-in-the-bitcoin-mining-company/

    Beijing

    Coinbase is a secure online platform for buying, selling, transferring, and storing digital currency. Syndicate LP. Investment panelist for GP.

     

    https://www.businessinsider.com/coinbase-8-billion-company-funding-2018-10

    San Francisco

    Coinhako: Buy and sell digital assets in Singapore and Malaysia. 2nd investor. Helped Coinhako with their successful Boost VC application. Invested after Boost VC and before Tim Draper.

     

    http://www.thesundaily.my/news/2018/08/27/more-buyers-sellers-malaysian-cryptocurrency-market-coinhako

    Singapore

     

    Handshake (HNS) is decentralized certificate authority and naming co-founded by the Lightning co-creator. Initial backer & hodler. Helped originate a VC investor and angel investor.

     

    https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/vcs-are-investing-big-new-cryptocurrency-introducing-handshake

    San Francisco

    Infobitt is Wikipedia cofounder Larry Sanger's project to crowdsource news facts. (mothballed). 1st investor, COO. Originated multiple investors - including a VC & 6 figure angel - and close another, totaling ~60% of the funds raised.

    Columbus, Ohio

    Layer1 Capital is an infrastructure and investment platform that empowers cryptocurrencies. Introduced potential investors, custodian, recruiter and provided other help. Other investors in the round include a top VC as an angel.

    San Francisco

    Pixery gives fans awesome merchandise. Female minority CTO founder. Introduced to potential investors & provided other help. Other investors include Robert Downey Jr., the Tetris CEO, etc.

    Los Angeles

    Popup Archive makes sound searchable. Female CEO & CTO cofounders. Sold to Apple. Syndicate LP. Helped facilitate syndicate investment.

     

    https://www.businessinsider.com/apple-buys-pop-up-archive-signals-getting-serious-about-podcasting-2017-12

    Oakland

    Purse lets you shop on Amazon and other ecommerce sites and save up to 20%. Seed & Series A investor. Originated 2 micro VCs to invest in Purse. Helped close a $1M+ VC investment.

     

    https://techcrunch.com/2016/10/04/lessons-from-shippos-series-a/

    San Francisco

    Quantstamp (QSP) is the standard in blockchain security. Hodler. Helped Quantstamp early with successful strategic advice and introductions.

     

    https://bittpress.com/cryptocurrency-top-5/

    San Francisco

    Sagewise is the safety net for smart contracts. Female minority CEO & founder. Seed investor & adviser. Helped originate 3 VCs to invest in Sagewise. Introduced potential customers.

     

    https://medium.com/@amywan/raising-a-seed-round-as-a-pregnant-minority-female-founder-687d53b4de38

    Los Angeles

    Shippo makes commerce shipping logistics cheap and easy. Female minority CEO & founder. Syndicate LP. Helped facilitate investment by syndicate LP. Introduced potential customers.

     

    https://techcrunch.com/2016/10/04/lessons-from-shippos-series-a/

    San Francisco

  • Team

    We are blessed to have a great volunteer team!

    Dave Friedman

    Principal

    Tokenized Assets Lead, Fintech

    New York

    • Source and analyze over 200 ICOs and ICO white papers, including Quantstamp which holds QSPs for Terrence
    • Advise a variety of cryptocurrency-related startups, including a GPU-as-a-Service platform, a tokenized real estate investment fund, and a Stellar-based remittance platform."
    • Founded a mobile video game company
    • Former investment banker and financial analyst
    • https://medium.com/@friedmandave/what-makes-a-good-ico-bb86bc67b1fb

    Eric Yuan

    Venture Partner

    Blokchain, Eldertech, Health Care

    Orange County

    • Source, analyze, discuss fintech and other startups.

    • SVP, Business Development, Iconiz

    • 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

    Enterprise, Lawtech

    Santa Monica

    • VP, Business Development and General Counsel, GoodRx

    • Worked with a YC startup on business strategy and marketing projects

    • Ex-corporate lawyer

    • Harvard College, Harvard Law School

    Jane Shui

    Senior Associate

    Real Estate Finance

    Vancouver

    • Value investor, with a focus on the real estate and social investment sector

    • Queen’s Commerce graduate

    • Co-founder of 1 failed tech start-up, and a currently running not-for-profit start-up

    • Interested in the Social Investment area and would like to explore how finance can be used for positive impacts and social enterprises

    • International work experience in Toronto, Vancouver, Suzhou and Hong Kong
    • https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-should-you-invest-real-estate-investment-trusts-reits-jane-shui?published=t

    Nick Carabetta

    Principal

    Food & Beverage, Fitness

    Orange County

     

    Piyush Gupta

    Principal

    AI in FinTech, GeoTech, EdTech. Enterprise

    Silicon Valley

    • Principal PM in San Francisco Bay Area
    • Focused on opportunities leveraging AI in FinTech / GeoTech / EduTech / Enterprise
    • Founded Request.to - a Social messaging iOS app. Incubated at CMU startup accelerator
    • Ex VP-Product at EKO, led company to 5M customers with $500M in volume
    • Co-founded RouteGuru - world’s first “landmark intelligent driving directions” startup
    • Management from Carnegie Mellon University

    Terrence Yang

    Angel Investor

    Fintech, Lawtech, Ledgers, Privacy, Regtech

    San Francisco

    • x-MD at $1B+ AUM value investing asset manager

    • Ex-Wall Street officer, swaps, ABS, MBS and securities lawyer, deal manager, executions and business development MD who helped structure, build and launch several new financial products used today

    • USC Bachelor of Science, Harvard Law J.D.

    • x-COO at Infobitt, founded by Wikipedia cofounder Larry Sanger

    • Published in Forbes, Business Insider, Apple News, Newsweek, Inc., Women 2.0

    Thomas Miller

    Principal

    Bitcoin, Fintech

    East Bay

    • Professional trader
    • Assisted with due diligence and company profiling of potential investments
    • ·Accompany on founder meetings to gauge individuals, ask questions and make recommendations
    • Discuss and analyze startups and investment themes with Terrence.

    Vishwas Hegde

    Venture Partner

    Software

    East Bay

    • Analyze and recommend investments for Yang Ventures

    • Software Engineer

    • Serial Entrepreneur

    • Babson MBA

    Dr. Vivy Chao

    Co-founder

    Edtech, Non-Traditional Founders

    San Francisco

    • 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

    • B.A., UCLA, M.Ed., USC, Ed.D., Argosy University

  • Focus

    Terrence Yang is an angel investor who gets help from friends & invests with friends. He no longer leads deals.

    We focus on startups meeting an unmet need.

     

    Our most recent investments have been in founder friends we have known for years or in Bitcoin, law and finance related projects

     

    Our check size is typically $25K.

     

  • Email Us

    In plain English without jargon, please tell us:

     

    *what you're building

    *how you are meeting an unmet need, preferably urgent

    *founder-market fit

    *intro deck, one-pager (optional)