• 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

    Angel investing where we can add lots of value and have an unfair advantage over other investors

    nasdaq.com 

     

    "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 and Co-founder, Wikipedia

     

    "Terrence is an excellent advisor and investor"

     

    -- Andrew Lee, Co-founder and CEO of VC-backed Purse.io

     

    Very funny Alyse!

    WHY US? ​

    "We have a great volunteer part-time team of people who are leveraging what makes them uniquely valuable." - Terrence Yang, founder of Yang Ventures

  • Partial Portfolio

     

    ** Denotes funded by Eric Yuan. *** Denotes indirect investment. Help facilitate each startup to raise over $300,000.

    AIRSHIP automates delivery. Female minority cofounder CTO.

    Singapore & Silicon Valley

    COIN HAKO, the Coinbase+ of Singapore.

    Singapore

     

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

    Silicon Valley

    SHIPPO makes commerce shipping logistics cheap and easy.***

    Silicon Valley

  • Team

    We have an outstanding volunteer part-time team. Each of them is a good person and knowledgable in certain substantive areas.

    Alexander Lordan Kamgar

    Summer Associate

    Software

    San Francisco/Los Angeles

    • Analyze and recommend investments for Yang Ventures
    • Software Engineer
    • Computer Science major @ UC Berkeley

    Dave Friedman

    Principal

    ICO Lead, Fintech, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency

    New York

     

    Evan Shum

    Senior Associate

    Software, EdTech

    San Francisco

    • Bachelors of Science at the University of California, Berkeley
    • Founder of a non-profit that has raised over $71.5K for underserved university students 
    • International work experience in Microfinance
    • Technology M&A, GP Bullhound Alumni
    • Strategy & Operations at Google/Accenture

    Eric Yuan

    Venture Partner

    Fintech, Eldertech

    Orange County

    • Source, analyze, discuss fintech and other startups.

    • 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

    • Works with YC startup on business strategy and marketing projects

    • Corporate lawyer

    • Harvard College, Harvard Law School

    Jane Shui

    Senior Associate

    Real Estate, Social Investment

    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

    Joseph Philleo

    Summer Associate

    Fintech, Insurance

    Los Angeles/Indianapolis

    • Undergraduate, USC – Applied Mathematics, Economics, Physics

    • Machine Learning Enthusiast

    • 2016 M3 Challenge Runner Up

    • Quora Top Writer 2016-2017

    Nick Carabetta

    Principal

    Food & Beverage, Fitness

    Orange County

     

    Rachit Shah

    Senior Associate

    Automotive, Blockchain and Real Estate

    Michigan

    Terrence Yang

    Founder

    ICOs, Smart Contracts, Fintech, Lawtech

    San Francisco

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

    • Ex-Wall Street officer who helped structure, build and launch several new, highly profitable financial products used today

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

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

    • Founder of failed startups

    • Quora Top Writer 2017

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

    • Advisor to cryptocurrency fund

    Thomas Miller

    Senior Associate

    Fintech

    San Francisco

    • 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.

    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

    Vishwas Hegde

    Venture Partner

    Software

    Silicon Valley

    • Analyze and recommend investments for Yang Ventures

    • Software Engineer

    • Serial Entrepreneur

    • Babson MBA

  • Focus

    We focus on our circle of competence (which is very narrow).

     

    Unlike VCs that are under pressure from LPs to deploy capital now, we are particularly picky during the continued startup froth.

    Approach. 

     

    We focus on investment opportunities where we have a big unfair advantage and are a major value-add to the startup.

     

    What do we know that virtually every other investor else disagrees with?

     

    Why are we right and why is almost everyone else wrong?

     

    Allocation.

     

    AngelList Syndicate or ICO presale/core team allocation, in each case of $250,000 or more.

     

    We are seeking to invest $50,000 and syndicate the remainder.

     

     

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