Farris Wu
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Farris at ZenStoneVC dot com

Mingfeng (Farris) Wu, co-founder and managing director of ZenStone Venture Capital (ZenStone VC), is a member of the Investment Committee and leads deal sourcing, due diligence, deal terms and structures, partnership development, asset management, and financial planning and analysis. He is actively connecting with oversea investors with the entrepreneurial community in Silicon Valley and helping ZenStone VC spot the up and coming disruptive innovations. 

Farris is a serial entrepreneur who has co-founded businesses in venture capital, commercial real estate and consumer technology industries.


Prior to co-founding ZenStone VC, Farris co-founded and served as managing director of Alpha Realty Capital (ARealtyCapital.com), a Silicon Valley based commercial real estate investment firm investing in value-add commercial properties and producing attractive financial returns to passive investors. At Alpha Realty, Farris overseas deal sourcing, due diligence, deal terms and structures, partnership development, asset management, tax planning, and financial planning and analysis. Farris is also actively involved in the complex value-added projects.

Prior to turning to the private equity industry, Farris lead academic research and built his reputation in developing the most sophisticated fast computing algorithms for solving the largest multi-physics problems. After Ph.D. graduation, he started his career as Senior Physics Scientist at Applied Materials, Inc., leading strategic projects on critical etching and cleaning processes to develop the next generation equipment of the semiconductor industry, where he contributed to both software and hardware innovations to help executives bring Atomic Precision Etching technology from concept to product.

 

He holds Ph.D. from University of Texas at Austin, and Bachelor and Master Degrees from Harbin Institute of Technology, China, all in Electrical Engineering. He published 30+ academic articles and filed 6 technology patents on computational algorithms, high performance computing, electromagnetic engineering, and plasma physics.

Fay Yang
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Fay at ZenStoneVC dot com

Fay Yang, co-founder and managing director of ZenStone Venture Capital (ZenStone VC), is a member of the Investment Committee and leads ZenStone’s due diligence, market analysis and partnership development.

Fay is a serial entrepreneur who has co-founded businesses in commercial real estate, venture capital and consumer technology industries.

Prior to co-founding ZenStone VC, Fay co-founded and served as managing director of Alpha Realty Capital (ARealtyCapital.com), a Silicon Valley based commercial real estate investment firm investing in value-add commercial properties and producing attractive financial returns to passive investors. At Alpha Realty, Fay overseas deal sourcing, due diligence, deal terms, value-added strategy and projects, asset management, lease terms and management, financing and disposition. 

 

Prior to that, she works as a licensed real estate broker in GD Commercial, an asian community oriented real estate firm specializing in commercial transactions. She executed more than $30M in real estate transactions in three years, with directly sourcing most of them across all property types in both core and opportunistic investments. 

 

Prior to joining GD, Fay held a number of positions of increasing responsibility across the real estate and financial service industries, including the development projects of the largest asian retail center and multiple large residential apartments in San Francisco Bay Area. 

 

Fay also held primary asset management responsibilities for most deals and executed more than 100,000 square feet of office and retail leases.

 

Fay holds a Bachelor of Art in Enterprise Management from University of San Francisco.

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