The Dao Ventures Group
Dao Ventures® strives to do business and create an impact in harmony with the environment, the people, and the society, the spirit of which is embodied by the Chinese character 道 (Dao).
Dao Ventures is a Sino-U.S., cross-border group of impact-oriented companies and affiliates that have consecutively established ACBridge Global Advisors, ACBridge Capital Advisors, China Impact Fund, New Ventures Global, and Dao Foods International that is focused on investing in and supporting alternative protein ventures in and for China. Via its myriad entities and services, Dao Ventures' focus is to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) primarily in the environmental and technology sectors whose businesses, technologies and/or products can have a positive impact on China and by extension, make China a better place for its ordinary people to live in.
Founder & Managing Director
Wayne Silby, Senior Advisor
Co-founder of China Impact Fund, ACBridge Global Advisors, Dao Foods International, and Ecofroggy International. Prior to this, Tao was Global COO of New Ventures housed at the World Resources Institute. MPA from Harvard University, MBA from Wake Forest University, and BA from Beijing Foreign Studies University.
Founding Chair of Calvert Funds, with assets of $13b, including the nation’s first social investment fund. Formerly Chairman of Calvert Foundation ($400m) and ImpactAssets. Co-founder of the Social Venture Network and Syntao (Beijing – CSR consulting). Graduate of the Wharton School and Georgetown Law School.
Anna Yang, China Director
Brian Christie, Senior Advisor
Founder and CEO of Ecofroggy International, a serial award-winning impact venture that provides environmental stationery products and education services to China's primary school students. BA from Beijing Normal University, MA from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Graduate School, and MBA from Ashton University in the UK.
Advisor, angel investor, board director, and executive manager for a range of start-up and high growth companies in both the US and abroad. Currently the CEO of Brainsy Inc, a software company powering knowledge-sharing networks. MBA from Georgetown University and BA in political science from Miami University.
Bin Dai, China Legal Counsel
Co-founder of ACBridge Capital Advisors, Senior Partner at Leijie Zhanda Law Firm, and Legal Counsel at China's State-Owned Asset Supervision and Administration Commision (SASAC). JD from the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, and LLM and BA in Economic Law from China's Renmin University.
Co-founder of Dao Foods International, founder of Moonspire Social Ventures that has invested in over 10 emerging market impact funds, formerly COO of BlueDot Inc. and Program Manager at the Clinton Foundation. MPA from Harvard University, Master of Health Science from University of Toronto, and Honours BASc in Mechanical Engineering from University of Waterloo.
Investment Director, Dao Foods
Innovation & Investment Director
Investment Director at Dao Foods China, responsible for managing recruitment of both investors and entrepreneurs. Former talent recruitment executive with ~10 years experience leading recruitment efforts for financial services and high-tech companies.
Innovation and Investment Director at Dao Foods China, helping portfolio companies and the Dao Foods Incubator in innovation, finance, and investment. 4 years experience working at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Banking and Capital Markets Group.