FOUNDER | CEO
Zihan Zeng earned his bachelor’s degree in art history from the University of California, San Diego, and his master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University. He was a board member of the Gingko Society’s expert group at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and a US-based partner of Shangxiang Group. Zihan also co-founded OncoTroy Inc with Dr. Hao Yu at Johns Hopkins University and served as the CFO of the company. OncoTroy committed to oncolytic virotherapy development and worked on novel therapeutics for breast cancer. As an active angel investor in the greater area of China, Zihan brings together his broad experience in investment management, unique insights into innovative projects, and business acumen in the biotechnology sector to help his portfolio companies achieve substantial growth.
Justin Li holds a bachelor’s degree in politics and chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In college, Justin founded the Champagne China Forum and served as the president until graduation. Upon his graduation, Justin founded Blleep Inc, engaged in the software development process and eventually launched the APP “Blleep” in the United States. “Blleep” offers social networking services where young people are able to create their own events or participate in local events created by others. Before landing in Laguna, Justin also worked for Shanghai Songhe Capital, WI Harper Group, and Hemi Ventures, and had years of leadership experience in operations and management. His portfolio companies include Nebula Genomics, Persephone Biome, Epinomics, Velocity Pharmaceutical Development, Phenomic AI, Navan Technologies, Bioaesthetics, etc.
CO-FOUNDER | VENTURE CAPITALIST
Qingsong Qi graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and economics, and an associate bachelor’s degree in mathematics. He also holds a master’s degree in financial engineering from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Qingsong now serves as the special assistant to the chairman of a global pension fund investment management firm. He also runs the family office IHSV Inc concurrently. Qingsong has been an experienced investor before co-founding Laguna and has extensive experience in investment management. His portfolio companies include ImmixBio, Bexionpharma, NEXTtrucking, chic-robot, etc.
Ryan Yuzhe Zhu
ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT
Ryan Yuzhe Zhu holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Occidental College, Los Angeles. During his time at Occidental College, Ryan served as the President of the Chinese Students and Scholars Association, and was nominated for The Capstone Student Leader of the Year Award. In addition, he was a student representative at the Occidental College Board of Trustees, a board director of Charles R. Blyth Fund, and a senior programming assistant at Division of Student Affairs. In April, 2019, Ryan and his team walked away with second place in Stanford Finance’s National Stock Pitch Championship. Prior to joining Laguna, he had experience at a private equity fund Crest Point and the investment banking division of Citi Orient Securities. Ryan shares strong interests and unique insights in industry research, financial analysis and venture capital investment.
PARTNER, SOUTHWEST CHINA
Peiqi Ji received his bachelor’s degree in marketing from Iowa State University. He devoted himself to healthcare industry soon after his graduation from college, and worked on the development of official accounts for doctors that offer remote diagnostic services to patients in China. In addition, Peiqi serves as the marketing director of RZRX, a biotech enterprise developing and selling innovative medical solutions in Chengdu, China. At Laguna, Peiqi utilizes his professional experience and local resources to de-risk our investment opportunities and help with the market entry in southwestern regions of China.