Speaker: Feng Deng, General Partner, Northern Light Venture Capital
Feng’s glories started when he picked up a book called “Fire In Valley: The Making Of The Personal Computer”, which awakened his entrepreneur spirit. Netscreen, the company that he co-founded in 1997, had tremendous growth. With less than 6 years, it became the third largest network security company in the world. In 2004, Juniper Network acquired the company for a whopping $4 billion, which is the biggest deal in Juniper history. After becoming one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world, Feng is taking his next challenge to bring Chinese entrepreneurs to the world as a successful venture capitalist. In 2005, he co-founded Northern Light Venture Capital. Its portfolio includes Nasdaq companies, such as Aciton Semiconductor and Spreadtrum Communications, and the No. 1 dating site in China -- baihe.com. We are honored to have Feng share his glories and his perspective on both entrepreneurial and VC investment opportunities and challenges in China, one of the biggest emerging markets.
The event will be offered with free admission. However seats are limited and pre-registration is required.
Date & Time: 1:30PM – 5:00PM, Saturday, May 10th, 2008
Venue: Fenwick & West, 801 California Street, Mountain View, California 94041 Google Map
1:30PM – 2:00PM Registration and Networking
2:00PM – 4:00PM Speech by Feng Deng
4:00PM – 5:00PM Q&A
Biography of Speakers:
Feng Deng co-founded Northern Light Venture Capital in 2005, a China focused fund. He has more than 15 years of technical and managerial experience in the computer, communication, and data networking industries. In 1997, Feng co-founded NetScreen Technologies, and served as the Vice President of Engineering, Chief Strategy Officer and Board member. NetScreen went public on NASDAQ in 2001 and was acquired by Juniper Networks in 2004 for $4 billion. From 2004 to 2005, Feng served as VP of Corp. Strategy at Juniper Networks. Feng was awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2002 and the Innovator of the Year award in 2003. Prior to founding NetScreen, Feng worked at Intel Corp. Feng holds a MS degree in computer engineering from the University of Southern California, a MS degree in electronic engineering from Tsinghua University, and a MBA from the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania. He also holds five U.S. patents in computer system architecture and IC design. Feng serves on the Board of Directors of Hua Yuan Science and Technology Association (HYSTA), and is a board member of the Tsinghua University Foundation.
About HYSTA Distinguished Speaker Series (DSS)
The Distinguished Speaker Series (DSS) is one of HYSTA chapters. DSS focuses on economic, social and business topics related to China. It is an opportunity for a broad range of audiences to hear and learn from prominent business leaders, scholars and influential policy makers in both China and U.S. In addition, it aims to help connect HYSTA members with mainstream Silicon Valley and help enhance communication between U.S. and China.
Official Website: http://www.hysta.org/event_detail.php?id=208
Added by HYSTA HuaYuan on May 5, 2008