OUR TEAM

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Sam Yu - Managing Partner

Sam is the founding Partner of LVP. Prior to LVP, Sam was a venture capitalist at SAIF Partners and CD Capital in China since 2008, where he invested $125M in 14 growth stage companies and served as a board member of 3 portfolio companies. In the meanwhile, he served as the co-president of Young Venture Capitalist Club in Shanghai. Prior to this, Sam was an experienced FP&A leader at General Electric.

Sam holds an M.S. in Management from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.S. in Maths from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

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Liza Wang - Partner

Liza is a Partner at LVP. She previously was the co-founder of Guru Online (Holdings) Limited (8121:HK), a digital and marketing leader in Asia Pacific and Greater China. Before this, she was a growth consultant for Edmodo, and a manager for Proctor and Gamble.

Liza is a long time and trusted angel investor, board member, and mentor for many companies. She has degrees from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Berkeley Haas School of Business.

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Ryan Burke - Partner

Ryan is a Partner at LVP. He previously was a founding member and head of strategy at Look, a mobile messaging app that reached top 20 overall in the Apple App Store and delivered over 1 billion messages. Before Look, he was a Vice President at E. J. McKay, a leading Chinese boutique investment bank specializing in cross-border M&A transactions.

Ryan holds a B.S. in Political Science from Harvard University, where he is an active alumni interviewer.

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Kevin Ying - Principal

Kevin is a Principal at LVP, based in China. He has over 10 years of consulting and investing experience at Citibank, Accenture, and Shenyin & Wanguo Securities. Kevin brings a passion for venture investing and has developed particular expertise in analysis and operations.

Kevin is a graduate of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

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Aayush Patel - Analyst

Aayush is an Analyst at LVP. Previously, he worked on design engineering and project management at Boeing and mechanical engineering at NovaWurks, a satellite startup company. Additionally, he has managed student-led consulting projects for LinkedIn and Google.

Aayush currently attends UC Berkeley, where he is obtaining a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with emphasis on computer science, electrical engineering and entrepreneurship.