Dr. Chu Gang, aged 54, was the Chief Operating Officer and Chairman of the Capital Markets Business Committee of China International Capital Corporation Limited. Previously, he was the head of the capital market department of CICC.
Since 1993, Chu Gang has worked for Citibank and successively served as the Risk Management Manager of the Emerging Markets Department, the Treasury Bond Option Trading of American Countries, the Latin American Stock Option Trading, and the U.S. Local Government Bond Tax-Free Product Department, etc. In New York, he is the managing director of Citigroup's Alternative Investment Department and senior manager of hedge funds, in charge of a $2 billion U.S. local government bond arbitrage hedge fund, and manages $10 billion in local government bond assets. He joined CICC in 2009 and is responsible for the investment strategy of CICC Research. In 1987, Chu Gang graduated from the Department of Physics, University of Science and Technology of China. In 1993, he received a doctorate degree in theoretical physics from Northeastern University, and was elected as a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society in the United States. From September 1993 to June 1996, he studied at the Leonard Stern School of Business at the New York University School of Business and holds the title of CFA. In 1993, he worked in the Risk Analysis Department of Citibank, and also served as the Risk Management Manager of the Emerging Markets Department of Citibank. In 1997, he worked in the Latin American derivatives trading front desk of the Emerging Markets Department of Citibank, engaged in the trading of national debt options in Latin American countries, and was transferred to Latin American stock options trading. Options trading account. In 1999, he worked in Citigroup's U.S. local government bond tax-exempt product department and began to engage in the arbitrage investment business of U.S. local government bonds. From 2002 to 2008, he worked for Citigroup Alternative Investment Company as a managing director and senior manager of hedge funds, responsible for the US local government bond arbitrage hedge fund with a capital of more than 2 billion US dollars, leading the team to manage assets of 100 One hundred million U.S. dollars. From the fund's launch in 2002 to the end of 2007, the rate of return, excluding all fees, averaged more than 15% per year.
Zhang Fan used to be the co-founder and co-managing partner of Sequoia Capital China. After leaving Sequoia, he made angel investments in Silicon Valley in the United States for a long time and devoted himself to the research and industrial investment of digital currency. BoostVC, which it has invested in, has been engaged in the incubation and investment of Bitcoin, blockchain technology, virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence (AI) on a global scale since 2012, and has incubated hundreds of projects so far. One of the world's largest digital currency and blockchain industry incubators.
Educational background: Zhang Fan received an MBA degree and a BA degree in Economics from Stanford University. Before that, he studied at the Department of Computer Science and Technology of Tsinghua University in Beijing. Career: In 2001, as the principal of DFJ ePlanet Ventures in Greater China, Zhang Fan became the first Silicon Valley venture capital to lead international venture capital funds to open representative offices in mainland China and conduct local investment business one of the homes. Zhang Fan has successively led and invested in successful companies listed in the United States, such as Baidu, Kongkong, and Focus Media. In September 2005, Zhang Fan, former director of DFJ Global Fund, and Shen Nanpeng, former president and CFO of Ctrip, together with Sequoia Capital (Sequoia Capital), started Sequoia Capital China. Zhang Fan was an investor in Baidu, Kongkong and Focus Media, and Shen Nanpeng was a co-founder of Ctrip and Home Inns. Zhang Fan left Sequoia Capital China in 2009 for personal reasons. Zhang Fan joined the American investment capital company Axone Capital in 2018 and served as the chairman of the board of directors, and started the Axone Ventures venture fund to invest in high-tech directions such as artificial intelligence and biomedicine. He has successively led investment cases such as HCW Bio (Nasdaq: HCWB), Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeons (BHPS), etc. Axone Capital was founded in 2012. Most of its limited partner investors are high-net-worth entrepreneurs in the United States and founders of companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Awards: In 2006, Forbes magazine introduced the global authoritative venture capitalist annual selection award "Forbes Midas List" into China. For the first time, Zhang Fan was named "The Golden Hand of Chinese Venture Capitalists". One of the recipients of the award. In 2007, 2008 and 2009, Zhang Fan won the honor of Forbes China Venture Capitalist's Golden Hand Award for three consecutive years. Zhang Fan was named one of the "Top Ten Venture Capitalists in China" by Zero2IPO, a leading venture capital research organization in China in 2004, 2005 and 2007. In 2007, Zhang Fan was named "Venture Capitalist of the Year" by China First Financial Media Group.
Jonathan is the Founder and Managing Partner of Genesis Capital. He has led numerous public corporations, family owned businesses and private companies in successfully completing key strategic initiatives, including mergers, acquisitions, sales, equity and debt capitalizations and restructurings totaling over $45 billion.
Prior Experience Jonathan served as Managing Director and Management Committee Member of Robertson Stephens, Managing Director of The Robinson-Humphrey Company, and Vice President of Investment Banking at Credit-Suisse First Boston. Boards, Affiliations and Organization Involvement Jonathan serves on several community, philanthropic and company boards. He is Chairman of the Children’s / Emory Pediatric Institute, immediate past Chairman of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and Chairman of Children’s Governance and Board Development Committee. Jonathan also serves on the Boards of the University of Texas McCombs Business School, the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, the Atlanta Charity Clays, and is a member of Rotary Club of Atlanta, the International Order of St. Hubertis, an Advisory Board Member to MAXEx, and formerly served as Director or Advisor to The Paradies Shops, HiCast Sports, The Last Straw, The Temple, Everybody Wins for Literacy, the Georgia Special Olympics and Camp Sea Gull Board of Visitors. Education University of Texas at Austin – BBA, Finance & Marketing. Passions Community impact, upland hunting, sailing, diving, tennis, golf, three sons and his dogs.
Jeremy has more than 20 years of investment banking experience and has worked in mergers and acquisitions and private debt and equity advisory services.
Prior Experience Jeremy has advised clients on mergers and acquisitions at Robertson Stephens and The Robinson-Humphrey Company. He started his career in management consulting at MarketBridge.Boards, Affiliations and Organization Involvement Jeremy serves as a Director for ACG Atlanta, Destroy Pancreatic Cancer, Piedmont Healthcare, and Scrubs & Beyond. Education Hampden-Sydney College – BS, Mathematics and Economics Passions Aerial and Underwater Photography, Volunteer Diver at The Georgia Aquarium, PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor and Humble Servant to Three Girls
Justin is responsible for leading teams to develop strategies to successfully execute transactions for clients, building relationships with clients and their other advisors, and working with the other members of our senior team to provide leadership for the firm.
Prior Experience BB&T, Automated Systems Design, Mazzone & Associates Other Organizations / Affiliations Honored as one of Georgia State University’s leading “40 Under 40” alumni, and an active supporter of many other organizations including the Georgia State University Foundation, Operation Homefront, and Bright Futures Academy. Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (DeKalb County), Conservative Policy Leadership Institute, and Association for Corporate Growth, Atlanta Chapter (former); Enterprise Club, American Enterprise Institute. Education MBA, University of Georgia; BBA, Georgia State University Passions Spending time with my family (preferably outdoors!), supporting organizations that work to expand opportunities for individuals and communities to thrive, and serving through the church.
Jack has been involved in seller and buyer M&A transactions for public, private and family business clients in the commercial services, consumer/retail, healthcare, industrial and specialty chemical industries.
past experience Jack is a summer analyst. Jack once held an analyst position in the wealth management department of Morgan Stanley. Board of directors, affiliates and organizations participate Pace College High School Boys Hockey Program. educate Jack studied at Hampton College Sydney and received a bachelor's degree. In economics and business. Jack is also an alumnus of the London School of Economics, after spending a year abroad at the university. Passion Travel with his wife and stay active, support the Atlanta sports team through tough times, and mentor undergraduate business students at his alma mater.
Kevin has been actively involved in every stage of the buyer and seller transaction process, including preparing presentations and marketing materials, financial modeling, drafting meetings and due diligence meetings, and maintaining relationships with corporate and private equity professionals.
past experience Kevin has interned at Genesis Capital and Invesco. While at Invesco, Kevin worked in the global equity department, assisting global and international investment teams. Board of directors, affiliates and organizations participate Kevin is active in the local community and actively participates in the World Children’s Fund. Everyone wins! Atlanta. educate University of Alabama-Bachelor of Finance and Economics Passion Travel, golf, Atlanta sports, obstacle races and active lifestyles
Tyler has participated in seller and buyer M&A transactions for public, private and family-owned clients in various industries. He was involved in all aspects of the transaction process, with a focus on financial modeling and the drafting of marketing materials.
past experience Prior to this, Tyler worked in the Deloitte tax department of the Multi-State Tax Services Group. Board of directors, affiliates and organizations participate Tyler is a certified public accountant and a volunteer in the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. educate University of Florida-Master of Accounting, Florida State University-Bachelor of Accounting and Finance. Passion Football, golf and travel.
Matthew is involved in all aspects of the seller and buyer transaction process, including preparing presentations and marketing materials, financial modeling, and coordinating due diligence workflows.
past experience Matthew has held key positions at Genesis Capital and Bullock Mannelly Partners. Board of directors, affiliates and organizations participate Matthew is an active member of the Atlanta West Presbyterian Church and the School of Classical Architecture and Art, and actively participates in the Atlanta Association program. educate Baylor University-Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance and Accounting. Passion Water sports, skiing, college rugby and classical architecture.
Alex served as the Chief Compliance Officer, responsible for overseeing the compliance, bookkeeping and other administrative functions of FINRA and SEC.
Experience Before joining the company, Alex was an aquarium enthusiast at the Georgia Aquarium, where she was responsible for the animal care, training, and breeding of the Ocean Voyager exhibit. Alex also works as a dog trainer for comprehensive pet therapy, where she teaches obedience, agility, and targeted behavior modification. Board of directors, affiliates and organizations participate Alex is currently a volunteer diver in the Georgia Aquarium and a volunteer K9 handler in the K9 search and rescue team in central Georgia. educate University of Georgia-Bachelor of Science, Biology Passion Scuba diving, dog sports, photography, travel, food.
John-Cole Garwick serves as an analyst. He is involved in all aspects of the transaction process and supports senior bankers in analyzing new opportunities, preparing customer-facing materials and managing the transaction process.
past experience John-Cole worked as an investment bank analyst at Arlington Capital Advisors, where he spent time dealing with various buy-side M&A transactions focused on the consumer sector. Board of directors, affiliates and organizations participate John Cole is a volunteer for the Marvel League and supervises undergraduate students at the Culver House School of Business at the University of Alabama. educate University of Alabama-Bachelor of Finance and Economics Passion Baseball, reading, college football and exploring the Southeast with his wife.
John Walsh serves as an analyst. He is responsible for the development of financial models, the preparation of customer-oriented materials, and the conduct of due diligence, research and analysis.
past experience John interned at Genesis Capital and Le Cheile Capital in Dublin, Ireland. Board of directors, affiliates and organizations participate John is a member of the Youth Committee of Friends of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, is the golf coach on Atlanta's first tee, and actively participates in the boys and girls clubs of Atlanta. educate University of Iowa-BBA, Economics and Finance, International Business Certificate. Passion Play golf, travel, and spend time with friends and family by the lake.
Josh serves as an analyst. He is responsible for developing financial models, preparing customer-facing materials, and conducting due diligence, research, and analysis.
Experience Josh has interned at Genesis Capital and UBS. During his time at UBS, Josh worked in the private wealth management department, focusing on family offices and multi-generational families. Board of directors, affiliates and organizations participate Josh is an active member of Atlanta Young Jewish Professionals (YJP). educate Wake Forest University-BS, Finance. Passion Golf, tennis, exploring local cuisine and outdoor activities.
Cody Nguyen joined Cisco Investments in 2020 and focuses on investments and acquisitions broadly across domains. Prior to joining Cisco, Cody was an investment banker at BTIG where he advised clients on M&A and private capital raising across the technology industry, covering AR / VR, Industrial Software, CRM Software, Digital Health, Digital Media, and FinTech. Previously, Cody was an investment banker at B. Riley FBR where he focused on M&A transactions across a range of industries.
Cody holds an MS in Management from Duke University and a BS in Education from the Pennsylvania State University.
Bert has more than 25 years of software and technology experience, as well as a good record of early investment.
Bert was an investor, consultant and director of several technology companies. He co-founded Delrina Corporation, which is known for its communication software product WinFax. As Delrina's CTO, he is responsible for all product strategy and R&D. When Delrina was acquired by Symantec for $415 million, Burt served as Symantec's vice president. As an investor, Burt has a good track record, investing his personal angel investment and seed funds in ten sold companies. He was an angel investor in Wattpad, Farelogix, Echoworx and Jiffy. Bert has held a technical development position at the IBM Canadian Research Laboratory and is the co-founder and executive officer of Schematix Computer Systems Inc., a software and consulting company. He holds an honours degree in engineering from the University of Toronto.
Jamie was an investment analyst who worked closely with the portfolio founder, entrepreneur, accelerator, incubator, and the broader startup community.
Jamie started his career at O'Leary Ventures, a private early-stage investment company owned and chaired by Kevin O'Leary. Subsequently, he joined Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, engaged in corporate law business, focusing on development, mergers, and investment in the technical field. Jamie was also the head of business development at Avid Life Media. He holds a JD/MBA degree from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Philosophy from Western University.
Tarun is an expert in investing in internal education technology operations. He brings reform experience to analysts and investment products.
Tarun was a lifelong leader in media and education technology, with more than 20 years of experience. As senior vice president and general manager of Endeavor, New York, Tarun manages the growing vertical education of this global media company. Before that, he was the general manager of Wattpad. Tarun is an active angel investor in the community and a frequent blogger.
Mark manages back office operations. He brings more than 25 years of experience to his role, from other venture capital firms, multiple companies (public and private), and public accounting.
Mark started his career as an auditor at KPMG. After receiving the CA title, Mark worked as a financial reporting manager and chief financial officer at Cineplex Odeon Corporation. After that, he served as the Finance Director of Galaxy Entertainment, completed the job as a Canadian sales tax expert, and then served as the Vice President of Finance at Turtle Island Recycling. Mark was previously the vice president of finance at Brightspark Ventures and served as an advisor to several other venture capital companies and technology companies. Mark has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a chartered accountant.
Chase has been engaged in underwriting, investing, and working with mid-market companies in various industries during his eight-year career.
Previously, Chase worked at Twin Brook Capital Partners, the direct lending and minority investment arm of Angelo, Gordon & Co., focusing on due diligence, financial modeling, legal documentation, and portfolio management. Chase was a member of the Financial and Healthcare Products and Services team of the promoters of Huntington Bank. Chase was born in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from Ohio State University. He likes to make computers and robots, he likes alpine skiing, and pretends to be a Chicago food critic.
Jeremy has more than 10 years of professional experience in growth and strategy, trends, financial modeling and practical operations.
Prior to this, Jeremy held many positions at Lakeview Investment Group and Levy Family Partners (Larry Levy's family office). During Levy, Jeremy completed the merger of Levy Acquisition Corp. and Del Taco and helped promote investments in Aloha Poke and The Wiener's Circle. Jeremy used to work in the investment banking department of Raymond James in Chicago, providing analysis and strategic consulting services as well as debt and equity financing for companies in the financial industry group. Jeremy graduated from Northwestern University and currently lives in Chicago with his beautiful wife Jenna. He is an enthusiastic Chicago sports fan and likes to stay active in the gym or sports.