Person Overview

Founding Managing Director at Northern Light Venture Capital
Senior Software Engineer at Hughes LAN Systems Inc., Senior Software Engineer at Cisco, See All (3)
Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins University, Tsinghua University

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Yan co-founded Northern Light Venture Capital in 2005 together with Feng Deng. He has over 15 years of technical and managerial experience in network programming, and multi-processor communications. Yan was previously a Vice President of Juniper Networks, where his responsibilities included establishing the China R&D Center located in Beijing at Tsinghua Science Park.

Prior to Juniper, he co-founded NetScreen Technologies and served as Vice President and Chief Architect. Before NetScreen, Yan was a senior software engineer at Cisco Systems and a senior software engineer in Hughes LAN Systems.

Yan received a Ph.D and MS in Computer Science from John Hopkins University and also obtained a BSEE from Tsinghua University.

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