Yan is a Director at Qualcomm Ventures in Beijing. She has contributed to the investment and management of China deals, including AccuVally, CooTek, Dolphin Browser, Eques, GFan, Mobike and Neobear.
Prior to joining Qualcomm, she worked for Moody’s Investors Service’s Corporate Finance division and Lehman Brothers’ Investment Banking division in New York. Yan was a member of Lehman’s Global Technology team, involved in both M&A advisory roles and debt and equity financings. She holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School and a M.Eng. and S.B. from M.I.T.
Outside the Office
Outside of the office, Yan enjoys hiking, swimming, traveling and spending time with family.
Baicells is known for disruptive and affordable 4G & 5G solutions. Baicells is setting the pace for 5G and future evolution with end-to-end cloud solutions that are designed to support a seamless migration to next generation. By combining open-cloud, mobile edge computing and affordable Radio Access Network devices, Baicells is helping to reshape the economics of the information and communications technology industry.
Eques is a startup focusing on innovative home security products including smart doorbell, smart door-viewer and smart lock, with great user experience and affordable prices.
Mobike is the world’s first and largest smart bike-sharing company. Its mission is to bring more bikes to more cities, using its innovative technology to make cycling the most convenient and environmentally-friendly transport choice for urban residents. Using specially designed bikes equipped with GPS and proprietary smart-lock technology, Mobike enables users of its smartphone app to find a bike near them, reserve and unlock it, all using their smartphones. After reaching their destination, the user parks the bike by the roadside and locks it, automatically making the bike available to the next rider. The company officially launched its service in Shanghai in April 2016, and in just over a year, has since expanded the service to over 160 cities globally.
By making urban cycling more accessible, popular, and smart, Mobike is delivering scaled sustainable mobility solutions for people and cities around the world. To date, Mobike users have collectively cycled over 5.6 billion kilometers, equivalent to reducing CO2 emissions by more than 1.26 million tons, or taking 350,000 cars off the road for a year, based on calculations by WWF China regarding of Mobike’s first year of operations. In June 2017, Mobike received the WWF’s “Climate Solver Sustainable Urban Mobility Special Award” in recognition of the impact its innovative technology and promotion of sustainable transport.
Dolphin brings you the world’s first Gesture and voice control (Sonar) based browser. Fast and playful, you can train your Dolphin to adapt to the way you want to browse. Open your favorite web pages with just a touch of your finger tip, tell Dolphin where to go or create a signature Gesture. With over 16 million downloads and growing daily, “Dolphin is the most capable browser available.” (PC Magazine)
Foneric designs Hi-Res Audio (PALOVUE) and Smart Home (VOCOlinc) products, which have been awarded as Amazon’s Choice and rated higher than 4.5 stars by consumers. Those products work with Apple HomeKit/Siri, Apple Watch, Carplay, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Smarthings.
GFan, an Android application store in China, offers an end-to-end solution for mobile app developers to market, distribute, and monetize their apps for Android platform in China.
Gizwits is one of China’s leading IoT development platform and cloud service providers, offering big data analytics; AI applications and IoT application services; comprehensive SDKs; IDE development environment; MCU and APP code auto-generators; a wide range of micro-services; and various vertical industrial solutions to help business partners and individual developers build, deploy and manage IoT products and applications efficiently. With its open-sourced strategy and easy to use development tools, Gizwitshas formed the largest community of IoT developers. By 2017 Q2, Gizwitshas had over 80,000 IoT developers, 10,000+ enterprise users, and has powered more than 10,000,000 IoT devices world-wide.
CooTek is a global, mobile internet company developing innovative mobile apps and artificial intelligence technology. Founded in 2008, CooTek aims to empower users to express themselves and enjoy relevant content seamlessly. CooTek’s flagship mobile app, TouchPal Keyboard, provides the best input experience for Android and iPhone users. CooTek has also developed many content-rich apps, such as HiFit, Abs Workout, Drink Water Reminder, and more, to help users improve their health and lifestyle. Headquartered in Shanghai, CooTek offices can be found in Silicon Valley, Beijing, Taipei, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen.
OppenFuture Technologies (OFT) is a light field capturing and rendering tech company. Its core technology provides the realistic 3D views of any merchandise on websites and mobile applications. The 3D-light-field rendered realistic objects bring denser information of products and facilitate the decision making of online shopping. Now OFT is closely working with JD.com and brings the next-gen shopping experiences to the millions.
Embracing the mission of “simplifying connectivity for a more productive world,” Redtea Mobile is a pioneering connectivity service provider established to develop eSIM core technology and make it valuable for industry verticals in regards to connectivity efficiency. Redtea Mobile is committed to being the world’s leading CaaS (Connectivity-as-a-Service) company that makes connectivity into utility. By taking care of the complicated details of communications infrastructure and how cellular networks work, Redtea is providing its customers (including mobile operators, device OEMs, chipset and module manufacturers) with a packaged connectivity service that is flexible, reliable, scalable, and simple to use, and has embedded its connectivity capability into over 250 million devices with global network resources covering 100+ countries and regions.
Creatcomm Technology is a China market leader in providing advanced, high quality, and cost effective solutions for the outdoor and enterprise wireless connection market.
Creatcomm provides PCBA, modules, and finished products, as well as OEM services, to large renowned enterprises. Creatcomm’s finished products include last mile and backhaul wireless connection products, and APs for the wireless video surveillance market. With its enhanced security features, Creatcomm’s wireless modules also lead in the secured IP camera market.
Creatcomm’s products also serve in a few large vertical markets such as elevator and bus wireless monitoring services.