Born in China, Shirley Yeung came to the US after receiving her undergraduate degree in Beijing. She received her MPPM degree from the Yale School of Management in 1993. She is the founder and Managing Partner of Dragonrise Capital in Shanghai, which invests in high-growth tech, media, and telecom companies.
Yeung was one of the earliest investors in Chinese internet startups, many of which became successful public companies, including Tencent Technologies, the largest internet media/gaming company which owns the Wechat platform; Sohu.com and Sina.com, and Focus Media Holdings. She is currently a venture capitalist focusing on artificial intelligence and related technologies.
Formerly she was a VP in the Equity Capital Markets Group in J.P. Morgan’s Hong Kong office, participating in the execution of the overseas IPOs of China Telecom, China Mobile, and China Unicom. Prior to relocating to Asia, Yeung managed a pension fund portfolio of $3.5 billion in non-U.S. equity investments for NYNEX in NY.
Yeung serves on the China Council for International Investment Promotion, sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce and on the Yale SOM Board of Advisors. She is an adjunct professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.