Mr. Yang is the founding partner and Managing Director of WestSummit Capital Management.
He was the Managing Partner of Navi Capital Partner, a fund dedicated to growth stage companies in China in TMT, health care, clean tech, etc. areas.
Before that Mr.Yang was a venture partner at Northern Light Venture Capital, and was managing a US$120 million venture fund. He actively participated in a number of deals in Internet, wireless value-added service, IT media and consumer products sectors.
Mr. Yang has built reputable leadership and in-depth industry knowledge over the past sixteen years in the Internet, wireless, IT, new media and telecommunication sectors in China.
He joined Linktone (NASDAQ:LTON) in March 2003 as CEO to handle a turn-around situation, eleven months later he turned the company into a high profitable and high growth business and took the company to the IPO on NASDAQ, and created the first "Chinese wireless entertainment company on NASDAQ". Linktone has given its investors over twenty folds return.
Before joining Linktone, he had followed a career as a senior executive and entrepreneur at several high-technology companies in Silicon Valley U.S. and China.
Mr. Yang attended Tsinghua University in Beijing.
- 07/20/11 -techcrunch.com