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2017 VC/PE Investment Trends

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Co-hosted by Yale Center Beijing, Yale Club of Beijing and Duke Alumni Association.

Time and Location

Wednesday, 03/29/2017
Registration: 6:30-7:00 pm
Panel Discussion and Q&A: 7:00-9:00 pm

Yale Center Beijing
8 Jianguomenwai Avenue, 36th Floor, Tower B, IFC Building (Yong’anli Station, Exit C)

Registration and Fees

Bought in advance: RMB 80 for regular admission; RMB 40 for recent Yale grads.
Bought at the door: RMB 100.

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Please email if you have any questions, or call Yale Center Beijing at (10) 5909 0200.

The Event

China’s economy is at a new crossroad. Its efforts to transition from a manufacturing-based, export-led economic model to a domestic-consumption and service-driven economy have met with significant headwinds. The real economy has slowed and vast liquidity has been siphoned into real estate sector, leading to a heated debate of whether a real estate bubble is brewing. In 2017, against this macro backdrop, what do investors see as the latest trends for investment opportunities, what are the sectors that will drive long-term investment returns, and what are the key challenges investors face today?

We’ve put together a panel of veterans in Venture Capital/Private Equity to share their thoughts on investment and hot topics. Come armed with questions for the panelists.


The language of the event will be Chinese.

The Speakers

Bing Yuan (Yale JD '98)
Managing Director at Hony Capital

Mr. Bing Yuan joined Hony Capital as a Director in April 2009 and was promoted to Managing Director in January 2010, in charge of its PE Investment Management Department. Prior to joining Hony, Mr. Yuan was a Managing Director in Morgan Stanley Principal Investments based in Hong Kong.

Sean Fan (Yale College '99)
Managing Director of Goldman Sachs

Mr. Sean Fan is Managing Director of Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking and responsible for corporate private equity investments in China and other regions in Asia Pacific Ex-Japan of Goldman Sachs. He was named managing director in 2011.

Jeffrey Li (Duke MBA '04)
Partner of Tencent Investment and General Manager of Tencent M&A

Zhaohui (Jeffrey) Li currently serves as Managing Partner of Tencent Investment and General Manager of Tencent M&A, focusing on Tencent’s investment and M&A efforts in the areas of Social Networking, Gaming and O2O. Before joining Tencent, Mr. Li was Investment Principal at Bertelsmann Asia Investment.

Tina Tao (Yale SOM '10)
Chief Operating Officer and Partner at Sinovation Ventures

Ms. Tina Tao serves as a COO (and Partner) of Sinovation Ventures, leading all daily operations and all the professional services teams at SV. Prior to SV, Ms. Tao had worked for years at the headquarters of, in succession, Microsoft, IBM and Google.

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