Talk by Deng, Feng 邓峰

Deng, Feng 邓峰, Co-Founder,Northern Light Venture Capital 极光创投

This year, 10+ Chinese Internet companies plan to file IPO in American stock market. There appears more and more innovative business models and high-tech driven companies that leverage China's market, economic or human resource advantage to build exceptional, lasting enterprises in the global economy. The bond between ventures and talents has never been so strong ever. Who will be the next one? How to be?

Mr. Deng, Feng 邓峰, one of the most successful and famous Chinese entrepreneurs and VCs in Silicon Valley, will share his 20+ years of entrepreneurship experience and his investment philosophy.

Feng co-founded Northern Light Venture Capital 极光创投("NLVC") in 2005. He has nearly 20 years of technical and managerial experience in the computer, communication and data networking industries. In 1997, Feng co-founded NetScreen Technologies, and served as the Vice President of Engineering, Chief Strategy Offcer and Board Member. NetScreen went to public on NASDAQ in 2001 and was acquired by Juniper Networks in 2004 for US$ 4.2 billion. From 2004 to 2005, Feng served as the Vice President of Corporate Strategy at Juniper Networks. Feng was awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2002 and the Innovator of the Year award in 2003 because of his business achievements.

Feng holds the BS and MS degrees, majored in EE, from Tsinghua University, a MS degree in computer engineering from the University of Southern California, and a MBA degree from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He also holds numerous U.S. patents in computer system architecture and IC design. Feng serves on the Board of Directors of Hua
Yuan Science and Technology Association (HYSTA), and is a Board Member of the Tsinghua University Foundation.

Northern Light Venture Capital 极光创投. Northern Light Venture Capital (“NLVC”) is a venture capital firm targeting early and early growth stage opportunities in China. NLVC’s mission is “to partner with world-class entrepreneurs to build world-class companies”. Founded in 2005, NLVC has emerged as a top venture capital firm with the rapidly growing Chinese economy. NLVC manages approximately US$ 500 million in committed capital with 2 US$ funds and 2 RMB funds. With the leading institutional investors NEA and Greylock as the anchor investors, NLVC has the world-class LPs and the top fund of funds from China as well. NLVC’s investment strategy emphasizes: Early and early growth stage, China
concept, and innovative business model or high tech driven opportunity. NLVC seeks innovative businesses models or high-tech driven investment opportunities that leverage China’s market, economic, or human resource advantages to build exceptional, lasting enterprises in the global economy.

Sunday, June 05, 2011 | 3:00 pm — 5:00 pm
Havana Room, Graduate Community Center , 750 Escondido Road