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Ye CHEN

Founding member @ Lighthouse Capital Management LLC

Born in Hangzhou, October 28th, 1985; Moved to Shanghai in 1998 Chinese-native, English-advanced, French-advanced, Spanish-basics


Education Background


– 2007-2010
 Majored in Urban Planning, Master of Science, Tongji University
 Majored in Transportation Engineering, ISH-CNRS, Master Degree in Economy & Management, Université Lumière Lyon II 
– 2003-2007
 Majored in Traffic Engineering, Bachelor Degree of Science, Tongji University


Career 


– Overview
 7-year abundant experience in early stage investment 
 3,000+ conferences with founders 
 150 million+ RMB, Total amount invested  
 Honored with the Most Promising Investor by Ether Capital, 2016
 Expert, Science & Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality 
 
– Beijing Joyceland Commercial Management Co., Ltd., Since 2017.9 
(北京九宜城商业管理有限公司)
 Managing Director, Industry Investment Department. Based in Shanghai
 Early stage investment in the field of Consumption and Business related to smart commerce, consumer brand and real estate management


– Lighthouse Capital Management LLC, Since 2011.6
 (远瞻股权投资管理(上海)有限公司)
 Founding member, now as Venture Partner
 Seeking outstanding entrepreneurs in early stage, Focus on next-generation Tech and Consumption 


Main Portfolio


As Leader
 XTecher : Most influential in-depth hi-tech media & service platform in China, Pre-A
 Pekon : Top provider in data and in service for cosmetic brand and stores in China, Angel Round
 Xun Qiu : Largest online management platform for soccer team in China, Pre-A
 Ce Ce : Largest platform and community online for Horoscope in Asia, Angel Round


As Member
 DJI: No.1 Drone company in the world, Angel Round
 IHear: The first and only online-based invisible hearing aid device approved by FDA, Series C
 Hipac: Largest M&B B2B platform in China, Seed Round
 Opzoon: Top AI and Cloud-computing solution provider in China, Pre-IPO (Merged by listed company)
 Big Eye: Big data-oriented social product for mobile, Seed Round
Favorites
 Play Bridge; Swimming; Travel around the world (foot printed on 7 Continents)
 
Company Introduction
Beijing Joyceland Commercial Management Co., Ltd.
 Joyceland, the world’s leading Business Think Tank as well as Equity Investment Expert, involved in real estate management, consumer brand incubation, smart commerce, now operates and manages over 60 projects across China and help them gain asset values. The company also invests potential consumer brands, by fully integrating relevant resources to build a wide network seamlessly connecting consumption, real estate management and internet.
 Business management: Joyceland provides a series of management services ranged from land purchase, site selection, architecture design, project consulting, positioning, leasing, to operation, management, marketing and even O2O information platform for China’s small an middle-sized
commercial real estate companies to compete with stronger rivals.
 Consumer brand investment: Abundant experiences in investing chain stores allows Joyceland to make accurate investments on proper objects in shopping centers, and then assist and develop them in space renting, shop expansion, strategy planning, management & operation, finance optimization, etc. As a result, the mature brands become able to boost the company’s real estate management business, bringing about a win-win result.
 Smart commerce: Focusing on shopping centers’ scenario consumption, Joyceland on one hand helps physical tenants establish “ecological operation platform” to boost performance by improving their online network on customer service, marketing promotion, foot traffic and so on, on the other hand offers data analysis and strategic supports for shopping centers to improve their ability in membership service, consumption finance, big data, partner alliances based on its intelligent business Platform.
The company’s vision “to build an ecological consumption system” always motivates it to create higher returns in terms of brand investment and better shopping experience for consumers 


Lighthouse Capital
 Founded in 2011, Lighthouse Capital has been investing in 30+ promising startups in China and in U.S with AUM of 2 billion+ in RMB, focusing on the field of new hardware devices and new consumption in early stage.
 Managing 2 VC funds
 Lighthouse Capital is the first institutional investor for the world’s No.1 drone company, DJI, with 150x in return. 


Outstanding Performance in China
 VC Fund I (in 4 years)
 IRR~ 150% 
 Paid-back cash~ 3x fund AUM
 Estimated Investment Return~10x  
 VC Fund II (in 1.5 year)
 IRR~130%
 Estimated Investment Return~6x

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