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Zhi Yang
Founder & Managing Partner

Dr. Yang founded BVCF in 2005.  He has over 20 years of China and U.S. life sciences investment experience as a private equity investor, senior executive, entrepreneur, and scientific inventor. As private equity investor, he has built portfolios of over 30 companies, with 8 exits (4 IPO and 4 acquisitions). As entrepreneur, he co-founded 7 companies, 6 of which continue to conduct business and grow. As scientist, he was the principal inventor of more than 10 U.S. and international patents, which have been documented to have earned MNCs over $250 million. He was a senior fellow and faculty member at Rockefeller University and is now an advisor to the China Health and Medical Development Foundation, under China Ministry of Health. Dr. Yang earned his PhD in  Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at Harvard University as a fellow of CUSBEA first class, the first group of mainland Chinese biology scholars selected to be brought to the U.S. after China opened its doors in 1979.