Zhongmin Pi is the Managing Partner at CLI Ventures. He has over 8 years' experience with investment management and financial service industries in London, Hong Kong, China and U.S. He joined CL Investment Group in 2013 and leaded the effort of building the group's business platform in the States. Before joining CL, Zhongmin was with the Investment Banking division of Morgan Stanley in China.
Zhi Li is the Managing Partner at CLI Ventures. He has over 10 years of experience in venture capital, private equity, M&A, and cross-border transactions. He joined CLI in 2014. His primary role is to oversee all aspects of transactions and operations of CLI. Prior joining CLI, He worked at Deloitte New York and Shanghai offices, where he led the cross-border transaction activities for Deloitte FAS. He earned an MBA from Fordham University.
Dr. John Ma has over 20 years of experiences in research & development, higher education, investment and management in both the US and China, mainly in the biotech field. He is currently Director of Investment, CL Investment Group, and Co-founder & Vice President, Shenzhen Epitas Biosciences. Previously, he was President of North America, China Merchants New Energy Group; Pengcheng Scholar Professor, and Founding Vice Dean, School of Environment and Energy, Peking University Shenzhen; and held various senior research positions at universities and research institutes including Rutgers University. He holds a B.S. from Peking University, an M.S. from Rutgers University, both in Molecular Biology, and Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics from Stanford University.
Xin Chen is the Vice President at CLI Ventures. He oversees all aspects of the CLI investment process, including deal sourcing, due diligence, internal evaluating, executing, and managing portfolio companies.
Previously, Xin was part of the real estate investment team in CL Investment Group’s New York City office, where he gained rich experience in real estate project development process and feasible investment and financing tools.
Xin holds a bachelor's degree in Urban Planning from University of Cincinnati, as well as a master’s degree in Urban Spatial Analytics from the University of Pennsylvania. Xin is a LEED Accredited Professional since 2012.
Taotao Zhao is the Legal Manager at CLI Ventures. Ms. Zhao holds a LL.B from Northwest University of Political Science and Law, and a LL.M from Chicago Kent College of Law. She joined CLI Ventures in 2015. Her primary role is to overseeing and identifying the legal issues in all aspects of the company, including due diligence, internal evaluating, deal executing and managing portfolio companies.
Joseph joined CLI Ventures in 2015, focusing on healthcare, biotech and TMT investments. Prior to entering venture capital on the west coast, he worked in investment banking and several startup companies.
Joseph graduated with a dual degree from the Wharton School and School of Engineering & Applied Science, with majors in Finance and Computer Science.
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