The Blue Elephant team consists of experienced talents from education industry and finance sectors. Combining industry expertise and know-hows in strategy and operation, experience handling domestic and international fiancial services, and deep understanding of the global education network and relationship, our team has invested 85 edtech and education companies
Bill Ning 宁柏宇
Bill Ning started his education investment career in 2014 at the strategic investment department of TAL (NYSE:TAL). So far he has participated in more than 100 education investments.
Bill has 15+ years of experience in the operation and management of education companies. He founded Mobby and Xueersi English at TAL. He was also the first cohort of teacher trainers at New Oriental (NYSE:EDU). In addition to experience in product innovation, branding, distribution channel and strategy, Bill is also expert in the localization of international education resources. He is now a board member of the Peking University Youth CEO Club.
Stanford University Alumnus; BSc, Peking University
Veronica Zhou 周爽
Veronica Zhou is a Chartered Business Valuator (CBV), a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), and a designated CPA in China, Canada, U.K and Hong Kong. She has 14 years of Finance and Investment Management experience from eight countries covering tech startups, sovereign wealth funds, and public companies, and does research on Strategy for Technology Innovations in both Silicon Valley and China.
Veronica Zhou is a PADI Rescue Diver, an Ironman 140.6 competitor. She also mentors young entrepreneurs at the University of Victoria, Tsinghua X-lab, and Hundun University.
MSx, Stanford GSB; BBA, Tsinghua SEM
Jarod Xiao 肖锦博
Jarod Xiao is the CTO of Sunducation, the second largest textbook publisher in China and oversees the digitalization of Sunducation’s product lines. He keeps a close collaboration with BE’s portfolio companies and supports BE Capital with immense public school resources and exclusive post-investment services to B2B startups.
With over 10 years of experience in channeling with public schools, he is an expert in the development and assessment of education products. He worked as Director of R&D and vice president in Renren.com, tizi.com and zxxk.com.
MSc, Peking University
Fred Qiu 邱彦峰
Fred Qiu is in charge of the investment of Business-to-Customer startups in BE Capital. In the previous three years, he invested and provided post-investment services to over 30 education startups, including Timing, Sida Camp, Ziyue Chinese, Dodoro, Hualala and WESCHOOL. He is proficient in market analysis, MVP design and product innovation.
BF, Peking University, School of Economics
Jing Chen 陈晶
Senior Investment Manager
Jing Chen is in charge of the investment of Business-to-Business and Business-to-School startups in BE Capital. She invested and provided post-investment services to over a dozen start-ups, including HexFuture, Bibofood and Decibel Works. Prior to Blue Elephant, she led several A-round financing and M&A cases in the education industry.
ML, Tsinghua University, School of Law
Joey Jiao 焦念韬
Senior Investment Manager
Joey Jiao focuses on international education and education technology startups in China. He also oversees the industry relationship of BE Capital and has broad connection in the edtech arena. Experienced in teaching, product development and operation, he was a renowned teacher in New Oriental School and the CEO assistant of Hujiang Edtech.
MEd, Harvard University
Yifan Jiang 蒋奕凡
Yifan Jiang manages the financial process of BE Capital’s fundraising and investment. He also has experience in financial analysis and management. Prior to BE Capital, he worked at Industrial and Commercial Bank of China as the manager of Personal Loan department.
BSc, London School of Economics
Evelyn Yang 杨笑雪
Post-Inv HR Manager
Evelyn Yang is in charge of human resource and post-investment management for BE’s portfolio companies. A former headhunter from Michael Page International Group, she is adept in talent recruitment and team management for start-ups. She also had three years of teaching and managing experience in different education institutions
BSc, University of Warwick, wbs
Viki Zhang 张洁
Viki Zhang manages the media exposure and online communities of BE Capital. With experience in brand operation and digital marketing, she was the operation manager at Zero2IPO, offering post-investment service to over 200 early start-ups. She also oversaw the operation of Sandhill University, Zero2IPO’s training project.
BA, Shandong University of Science and Technology