Northern Light Venture Capital, Founding Managing Director
Mr. Feng Deng founded Northern Light Venture Capital (NLVC) in 2005. He currently manages approximately US$ 1.7 billion in committed capital with 4 US$ funds and 4 RMB funds. He has led and backed over 200 companies, focusing on 4 main sectors: TMT (technology, media and telecom), clean technology, healthcare and consumer. The portfolio companies that Feng invested and manages include Aerohive Networks, Baihe, BGI, Burning Rock Biotech, China Music, ChineseAll, CITIC Pharma, GigaDevice, Hillstone Networks, Kuwo, Lian Lian, LineKong, Meituan, Redbaby, Spreadtrum, ThunderSoft, etc.
Prior to NLVC, Feng was a co-founder of NetScreen Technologies, which went public on NASDAQ and was later acquired by Juniper Networks in 2004 for US$ 4.2 billion. Feng is recipient of Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (2002) and CRN Innovator of the Year (2003) awards. He has extensive technical and managerial experiences in computer, communication and data networking industries.
Feng holds BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering 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 patents of invention in computer system architecture and IC design.
Feng serves on the Board of Directors of Tsinghua University Foundation, the Director of Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University, the Distinguished Visiting Professor of Tsinghua University, the Director of Tsinghua Holdings Co. LTD., the Chairman of Asia Advisory Board of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, the Advisory Board member of Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), the member of Asia Council of Wharton School, the member of Brookings Foreign Policy Leadership Council, the member of China Council of Harvard GSAS, and the member of China Entrepreneur Club, etc. He is awarded the expert of the National Thousand Talents Program.