Roots Capital is a professional investment company, focused on the layout of blockchain infrastructure and surrounding ecology, as well as the industrial application of blockchain in entertainment and finance.
Founded in 2012, we initially tried to transform the traditional equity financing advisory business with the internet. In 2014, we started to explore the angel investment internetization in the mode of “fund leading investment+community following investment”, invested over 40 early-stage projects in the fields of digital entertainment, as well as financial and intelligent technology.
Since 2017, Roots Capital started to focus on blockchain investment. So far, we’ve invested over 50 blockchain projects and committed to be their long-term partners. Strong resources are fully integrated in community operation, ecological construction, marketing and capital operations etc.
- Hero Node
- Inter Value
- All Sports
Ryan has been in the VC/PE field for more than fifteen years and has served as Executive Vice President of Zero2IPO Group. Ryan also served as Managing Director of Zero2IPO Capital (the Investment Banking Department of Zero2IPO Group), leading a series of financing deals, including 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.
After that, Ryan has successively established “Good Projects”and “TouYiShou” and served as CEO of the internet platform for equity investment and financing, which received multiple rounds of investment.
Since the establishment of Roots Capital, Ryan has led more than twenty investment companies, such as XiaoNeng Technology, SENSORO, ReDu Media, YaMi and Urban Fable. He also received the award for “2015 Zhongguancun Outstanding Angel Investor”. Ryan currently focuses on all kinds of investment opportunities in the blockchain industry.
Ryan holds a bachelor’s degree of Economics from Renmin University of China, majoring in statistics.
Tom has more than 10 years of experience in the VC/PE field. He has served as Senior Manager of Zero2IPO Capital (the Investment Banking Department of Zero2IPO Group), Vice President of China Everbright and Senior Vice President of Shanghai GP Capital. During this period, he both led and assisted in many large financing and investment deals, including complete the project amounted to nearly 1 billion RMB. With a primary focus on digital entertainment, internet finance, ecommerce, energy conservation and environmental protection, his portfolio includes Bilibili (NASDAQ: BILI), CSEEC (aquired by SZ: 002564) and ChangBa.
Since joining Roots Capital, Tom has been involved in early-stage investment and post-investment management in the digital economy for many projects. At the same time, Tom served as the CFO of TouYiShou, an internet platform for equity investment and financing. Currently, Tom has been more recently focused on blockchain applications in the field of entertainment and finance.
Prior to his career as a VC/PE, Tom served as a senior auditor at Ernst & Young, where he was involved in numerous audits of pre-IPO and listed companies.
Tom holds a master’s degree in national economics and a bachelor's degree in investment economics from Xiamen University.
Kean was a serial entrepreneur who has many years of entrepreneurial experience in e-commernce，O2O and other internet industries. In 2016, Kean joined blockchain technology company to focus on entrepreneurial and investment opportunities in the blockchain field.
In 2017, he joined Roots Capital and participated in the investment of blockchain projects such as Tezos，SmartMesh，Btcdo，BiShiJie and TokenClub.
Prior to joining the Internet/Blockchain entrepreneurship and venture capital industry, Kean served as a space electronics engineer and Mercedes-Benz dealer director.
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.
Kean holds a master's degree in vehicle engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology.