Roots Capital was founded in 2012. In early stage, its core business was advisory services in equity financing for the TMT space, during which, Roots Capital helped a lot of projects to secure VC investments. From 2014 on, Roots Capital has focused on early-stage private equity investments in the TMT space, and has since invested in more than 30 start-up projects in the mobile-internet and intelligent technology domains.
Roots Capital started its blockchain investment from 2016, and pivoted to focus on blockchain investment in 2017. Roots Capital has up till now invested in dozens of blockchain projects as a committed long-term partner. Roots Capital synergizes various resources to assist projects with eco-system development, community building, media, and fundraising etc. Roots Capital empowers the portfolio projects and grows with them by leveraging its solid investment and management ability, abundant industry and peripheral resources.
Roots Capital has established sub-branches like Broadchain Consulting, which engages in the research and consultation for the blockchain industry and has provided in-depth consulting service for the blockchain of various projects. Broadchain Consulting has published the “Global Blockchain+VC Report,” which is one of the earliest Blockchain VC reports.
- Hero Node
- Inter Value
- All Sports
Ryan has been in the VC/PE space for more than ten years, and served as the Executive Vice President of Zero2IPO Group. Ryan also served as Managing Director of Zero2IPO Capital (the Investment Banking Department of Zero2IPO Group), where he presided over a score of financing deals, such as SECOO(Nasdaq:SECO),Ganji(aquired by NYSE:WUBA), Baihe(OC:834214), 6.cn(aquired by SZ:300144) and Tianya(OC:833359). Ryan also participated in the founding of CYZone.
Later, Ryan established and served as CEO of an internet platform for equity investment and financing called “Good Projects”and “Touyishou”, which secured multiple rounds of investment.
Since the establishment of Roots Capital, Ryan has presided investments in many companies, such as Xiaoneng Technology, SENSORO, Redu Media, Yami and Urban Fable, and received the award for “2015 Zhongguancun Outstanding Angel Investor”. Ryan presently focuses on all kinds of investment opportunities in the blockchain industry.
Ryan holds a Bachelor‘s Degree of Economics with an emphasis on statistics, from the Renmin University of China.
Tom has nearly a decade of experience in the VC/PE space. He has served as Senior Manager of Zero2IPO Capital, Vice-president of China Everbright, and Senior Vice-president of Shanghai GP Capital, during which time he led or assisted in many impressive financing and investment deals, spanned such fields as digital entertainment, internet finance, digital retail, as well as energy conservation and environmental protection, including investments of Bilibili(Nasdaq :BILI), CSEEC(aquired by SZ:002564) and Changba.
After joining Roots Capital, Tom has applied himself to early-stage investments and post-investment management in the digital economy space and involved in a number of mobile internet start-up projects. At the same time, Tom served as the CFO of Touyishou, the internet platform for equity investment and financing. Presently , Tom focuses on the application of blockchain in such spaces as entertainment, finance, as well as retail and consuming.
Before his career in VC/PE, Tom served as a Senior Auditor at Ernst & Young ,where he participated in the auditing of numerous pre-IPO and listed companies.
Tom holds a Master’s Degree majoring in national economics and a Bachelor’s Degree majoring in investment economics from Xiamen University.
Yuefeng is currently a managing partner of Roots Capital, focusing on early-stage investment in blockchain and AI.
Yuefeng has been working in the high-tech industry for almost two decades, and has profound partnership with a lot of Global
Fortune 500 enterprises. He previously held the positions of Senior Vice President, and Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer of the Nasdaq-listed company Patera, where Yuefeng participated in the company’s strategic development including the overseas IPO and public listing, mergers of equals, and privatization, and presided over a number of global acquisitions for the company and drove its digital transformation.
Prior to the above, Yuefeng worked at Lucent Technologies and Hewlett-Packard, focusing on R&D for enterprise applications and communication products. Yuefeng was an angel investor before joining Roots Capital, and had invested in several distinctive internet start-ups and continues to assist in their growth strategies.
Yuefeng holds BS. and MS. of Computer Science from Fudan University.
A serial entrepreneur, Hansen first entered the internet industry more than ten years ago, establishing a micro-enterprise B2B centralized purchasing platform called Weicang (Micro Storehouse), which acquired more than ten thousand micro-enterprises, over one hundred SKUs, and generated monthly water bills amounting to several million RMB.
Prior to that, Hansen founded several internet enterprises in such fields as group purchase, SaaS platforms and O2O onsite services, and successively secured investment from a number of USD funds
In addition to this, Hansen is a committee member of the Beijing Youth Entrepreneurs Association.
Hansen holds a Bachelor‘s Degree in Computer Science from the Beijing Information Science & Technology University, and an MBA from UCSI.