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 established ACBridge Global Advisors, ACBridge Capital Advisors, China Impact Fund, New Ventures Global, and its affiliate not-for-profit program Green Startups Accelerator (formerly New Ventures China) housed at the Beijing-based Institute for Environment and Development. 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.
Walter Ge, Venture Partner
Founder, Chairman and CEO of Beijing Sinen Entech Company, and patented inventor of condensed water treatment system. Sinen Entech was awarded Deloitte Technology Fast 50, China 2008 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500, Asia Pacific 2008. He graduated from the Chemistry Department of Lanzhou University and studied Energy System Optimization at Tsinghua University.
Founder of Green Startups Accelerator, co-founder of China Impact Fund and consultant at Asian Development Bank. Formerly Director of New Ventures China, the predecessor of Green Startups Accelerator. EMBA from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and MA from Beijing Normal University.