about us

Shanghai Valley allows a select group of institutional investors to directly invest in high quality, exclusive companies that were previously inaccessible and helps exceptional companies to raise strategic capital and resources.
ABOUT US
Shanghai Valley is the first exclusive, China-focused, online and offline investment platform that allows institutional investors to invest in high quality, exceptional companies. We started out working with companies in Silicon Valley where our founder has been living and working for a few decades. And we now have received company applications and partnership inquiries from more than 25 different countries, and still growing. We are very selective for the investors and companies we work with and pride ourselves as a trustworthy, cross-border investment platform for companies that have potential to grow into China. We strive to create a central hub for high quality direct investment opportunities, and to drive an unprecedented global entrepreneurship movement.
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KEN CHANG
Ken is the Founder and CEO of Shanghai Valley, and a serial entrepreneur who has spent over 20 years of his professional life in Silicon Valley. He is experienced in building global projects from the ground up and is also the Founder and CEO of Minfon Group, Inc. He recently led the founding team of Castrol2020Challenge in Asia, a global business competition program funded by BP Castrol, and is a regular speaker and advisor for international business schools and global companies. Ken received his BS degree in Finance from State University of New York at Binghamton.
RICHARD XU
Richard has over 15 years of experience in enterprise software development, implementation, and management consulting for companies such as Microsoft, Kaplan, and SAP. In China, Richard was a management consultant for McKinsey where he developed market entry and operation improvement strategies for major high tech companies in the region. Richard received his BS from Peking University, PhD from Cornell University, and MBA from UC Berkeley.
DAVID LIN
David is responsible for the technology platform and the startup due diligence. Before joining the firm, he was a veteran in social games and apps space. He was an early employee at Playdom, which got acquired by Disney in 2012 for $763MM, and also at Rockyou, one of the pioneers of social media era. He specialized in virality and central technologies. David received his BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California – Berkeley.
EDWARD A. IPSER, JR., PHD
Ed has founded, cofounded, joined, and advised many startups before joining Shanghai Valley. Previously, as founder of MarketFusion, he raised $23M in venture capital. He also founded SVASE (Silicon Valley Association of Software Entrepreneurs) in 1996 which became the premier Silicon Valley entrepreneurial organization before merging into SVForum. He now also has his own personal startup foundry. He earned a PhD in CSCI from USC.
ALVIN WONG
Alvin is actively involved in fundraising, deal sourcing and origination through his network of local investors and international PEs and VCs. He was a Vice President in Duff and Phelps’ Shanghai office, and was responsible for the South China’s operations. Prior to that, he was working in Hourlihan Lokey’s Hong Kong office, covering the Greater China and Southeast Asia region. Prior to that, Mr. Wang worked in Lehman Brothers’ Corporate Finance team in New York City’s corporate headquarter. Alvin received his Master of Science in Finance from Boston College and is a Ph.D. candidate from Northeastern University, Boston.
LAURENCE LI
Laurence has nearly 20 years of experience in the private banking industry covering a wide range of onshore and offshore financial products in Greater China. He is experienced in financial planning, personal retirement planning, and allocation of long-term and short-term investments. He has worked as the head of sales department in two well-known asset management and insurance companies in Greater China. Laurence believes Shanghai Valley can be an innovative and global platform for corporations and individuals in the cross-border investment field. Laurence received his BS in Business Administration from Tamkang University in Taiwan and is certified for Securities & Futures Institute.
LEO CHEN
Leo is an expert in software related products focusing on web and mobile technologies. Prior to joining Shanghai Valley, Leo worked as a senior software engineer at HTC, one of the largest mobile devices companies in the world. Before HTC, he worked at ASUS, a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor, as a software specialist. Leo received his Master of Information Technology in Software Engineering from The University of Sydney, Australia.
ROGER KUO
Roger is responsible for acquiring quality startup companies and bringing them to Shanghai Valley platform. He has over 15 years of experience utilizing his marketing, sales, and business development expertise as a successful entrepreneur in the e-commerce space. He also assists and consults startups with their product-market fit, go-to-market, branding, and growth strategies. Roger received his BS in Business Administration (with a specialization in International Business) from San Francisco State University.
ADVISORS
WE HAVE TREMENDOUS SUPPORT FROM GLOBAL ADVISORS AND MENTORS.
THE FOLLOWING IS A PARTIAL LIST OF OUR CURRENT ADVISORS.
JOHN SCULL
Co-founding Managing Director of Southern Cross Venture Partners (Silicon Valley, US)
MARTIN HAUGE
Chairman of Frog Capital (UK), Chairman of No Isolation and Vibbio (N), Managing Partner of Fluent Digital (LUX)
SUSAN LUCAS – CONWELL
Innovation Catalyst for Siemens Technology To Business and KLA-Tencor (Silicon Valley, US)
ANDREAS RAMOS
Global expert and author for 12 books on Internet strategies (Silicon Valley, US)
RICHARD DASHER
Professor at Stanford University (Silicon Valley, US)