Founder and Managing Partner
William Deng received a bachelor degree in engineering from China Pharmaceutical University, a master degree in economics from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. With more than 18-year healthcare industrial working experience in China, he has served Xi 'an Janssen, Medtronic, Roche, AstraZeneca, Citic Guojian companies. Currently, he is focusing on investment in the healthcare industry.
Vic Lee is the founder and managing partner of Virtus Inspire Ventures. Vic is one of the founders and former senior executive vice president of Tencent, the largest Internet company in China with a market value of about USD 500 billion. He joined Tencent in 1999 and was responsible for planning, construction and managing the operation platforms, including technical architecture, information security, payment settlements, business intelligence, sales channel connection, fundamental IT, applications maintenance, and customer services. From 2010 to 2012, Vic was in charge of the Company’s online search businesses. After leaving Tencent in 2012, he began to invest in technology companies in the US, Israel, and China. Vic was recognized as the "China Top CIO" by 'CEO & CIO China' magazine.
Dr. Tianhong Xu is a partner of Virtus Inspire Ventures. Dr. Xu's life science experience spanned over 15 years as a venture capitalist, UN officer, entrepreneur, research and clinical doctor. He focuses on investments in the medical device, biotech, and healthcare service space. He was a Partner at WI Group and Vangoo Capital, responsible for MedTech investment. Previously, he was a Medical Industry Expert for the United Nations-Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), where he directed the upgrade of medical industrial clusters in China through investment promotion, technology transfer, and management consulting. He was co-founders of two gene diagnosis and personalized medicine companies. Prior to that, he was a clinical doctor at Renji Hospital in China. He earned his Ph.D. in Molecular and Human Genetics from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and MD from Fudan University, Shanghai, China.
With over 7 years of experience in IT companies such as Huawei and WindRiver, Mason Meng focuses on investments in the TMT sector. Mason received a bachelor degree in Computer Science at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and also an MBA from China Europe International Business School.
Graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, majoring in Animal Biotechnology and Finance, and graduated from the full-time MBA program in China Europe International Business School. 3-years working experience in the venture capital industry, focusing on early-stage investment in healthcare and TMT industry.
Daniel Chen received an MD degree from Fudan University, Shanghai, China. Before joining VI Ventures as Investment Manager, he worked for a state-owned venture capital firm for 2 years. Previously, he was a doctor in China and Singapore for 4 years.