Young and professional investment team

Monad Ventures has an energetic, stable, young yet experienced investment team, allowing us to understand emerging business models better and seize new investment opportunities. Monad Team always pays special attention to voices from new-generation business leaders in enterprise software and technological innovation. We wholeheartedly offer them exceptional modular post-investment services.

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We always pay attention to voices from new-generation business leaders and provide top-notch post-investment support.

Norah Tian

Norah Tian

Managing Partner

Norah founded Monad Ventures in 2015. Since then, Monad has invested in approx. 100 early-stage startups, including NewSQL distributed HTAP database provider PingCAP, internet insurance platform Waterdrop, AI customer service SaaS Leyan Tech, industrial & manufacturing parallel robots Robot Phoenix, cloud native data intelligence platform DEEPEXI, DTC e-commerce apparel brand Cider, RPA software platform ShadowBot, and online collaboration office suite Shimo. So far, Norah has supported 100+ startups and many have successfully exited.

As the founding partner of Monad, Norah was named "2021 China F40 Young Investors" by Zero2IPO, "2020 Best Early-Stage Investor TOP 50" by China Venture, "2021 36 Under 36 Investors" by 36Kr, "2021 Best Female Investors TOP 30" by CyZone, "2021 China's Best Female Investors" by LieYun, "2020 China's Angel Investors TOP 30" by Global Entrepreneurship Week, "2020 China Investment Institutions and People" by FOF Weekly, "2020 Women-Founded Investment Fund TOP 50" by China FOF Alliance, "2020 Best Tech Investor TOP 20" by LieYun, "2020 Best Tech Investor TOP 20" by Jazzyear, "2020 Best Software Investors TOP 20" by 24 Xinsheng, "2020 Women-Founded Investment Fund TOP 50" by China FOF Alliance,"2019 Angel Investor TOP 50" by China Venture, "2019 36 Under 36 Investors" by 36kr, "2019 Angel Investors in Global Entrepreneurship Week China Station TOP 30" by China Venture, "2018 China FoF LP's Choices TOP 20" by China FOF Alliance, "2018 Most Popular Investors TOP 100" by 36Kr, "2018 China's Best Early-Stage Investors TOP 50" by China Venture, "PE/VC 2016 Best Early-Stage Investors TOP 30" by China Venture, "PE/VC 2017 Best Early-Stage Investors TOP 30" by China Venture, "2017 Angel Investors in Global Entrepreneurship Week China Station TOP 30" by China Venture, etc.

In 2013-2014, Norah worked at CITIC Capital and participated in late-stage equity investments and buyouts.

In 2009-2013, Norah was Associate Director of the Investment Banking Division at UBS Hong Kong. As a core team member, she participated in many Chinese enterprises' overseas IPO (via red-chip listing or VIE structure) as well as Chinese enterprises' overseas high yield bond issuance.

Norah holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Statistics from University College London.

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Max Xu

Max Xu

Partner

Max joined Monad Ventures in 2015 and has completed 40+ investments to date. Focused on investing in Application SaaS, globalization of Chinese software and ecosystem opportunities, Max led investments in Unitree, D5 Render, CoCoPIE, and MingJianYun, etc. He also supports investment in DEEPEXI, Shimo, and Xinlue, etc.

Prior to joining Monad, Max was an Investment Analyst at Fortune VC and participated in projects' investment and post-investment, including ATRenew and JollyChic.

Max holds Dual Bachelor's Degree from Zhejiang University.

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Emily Yu

Emily Yu

Partner

Emily first joined Monad Ventures in 2015, then she worked at Plug & Play HQ in Silicon Valley. Emily rejoined Monad in 2018.

Emily is skilled in capturing systematic opportunities and making non-consensus judgments through in-depth research. She led Monad's investments in ShadowBot, Flomesh, and SphereEx, etc.

Emily holds a Bachelor's Degree from University of British Columbia.

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Iris Gao

Iris Gao

Vice President

Focuses on investments in industrial software, AI and cybersecurity.Iris led investments in Nolibox, NetStar and NX Education. She also supports post-investment management of Robot Phoenix, Extreme Vision, etc. Iris holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics, Zhejiang University and Master's Degree in Finance, National University of Singapore.
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Kate Yang

Kate Yang

Senior Associate

Focuses on investments in software globalization, Post-SaaS and MarTech.Prior to joining Monad, Kate was a strategy analyst at Lark (ByteDance's enterprise SaaS platform) .Kate holds a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, University of Pennsylvania.
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Arthur Zhou

Arthur Zhou

Associate

Focuses on investments in productivity tools, infrastructure and B2B platforms.Prior to joining Monad, Arthur worked as a product designer at Zaihui.Bachelor's Degree in Urban Planning & Design, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University and a Master's Degree in Spatial Data Science & Visualization, University College London.
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Monad Ventures is an early-stage investment fund focusing on the technology and internet sector. Monad proactively invests in new markets, specializing in enterprise software and technological innovation, among other sectors. We want to nurture the entrepreneurial spirit as we embark on the startup journey side by side with founders; it is our hope to witness and accompany the next exponentially growing company and next-generation business leaders as they leverage technology to create a better world. Please leave your contact information to get in touch with us.