Office Hours: I'm director of investments at Baidu Ventures and was employee #1 on the strategy and operations team at Zendesk. I also advise the Silicon Valley TV Show. I'm Fang Yuan.Featured
Hi everyone! I am Fang, director of investments at Baidu Ventures, focusing on AI & Robotics at the seed and Series A stages. Prior to Baidu, I worked at two unicorn startups (Stripe & Zendesk). I have a passion for working abroad (Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Nigeria, etc.) and helping people to connect to each other on a deeper level.Conscious networking is the skill that got me invited to become an advisor for Silicon Valley the TV show without asking for the position, that helped me get into my first VC deal (which had closed a $7MM round AND made it into the NYTimes before I found out about them and convinced them to re-open up the round for me), and that allowed me to convince multi-platinum singer-musician Jewel to be the first guest on my new YouTube/podcast series "Choosing Authenticity" when I had zero subscribers to speak of.Ask me anything about conscious networking, fundraising, VC careers, operating, the Silicon Valley TV Show, being a woman in mostly male dominated industries, working abroad / in the emerging markets, or anything else!