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Novak Biddle Venture Partners was established in 1997 to provide equity financing and assistance to the management of young, information technology companies. NBVP is backed by a number of the country’s most prestigious limited partners, and has over $580 million under management. We seek investment opportunities where the combination of ideas, dollars, experience, and relationships can create long-term, sustainable value. While we believe that the vast majority of business plans we receive have many of the makings of viable companies, we are looking for additional key features in the businesses in which we invest.
This might be a technology, a patent, a key relationship, a preferential contract, or the skill of a team. It might be an identified market where an early position will truly limit longer term competition.
No one has all the answers, particularly when pioneering unexplored territory. We invest in people who have a demonstrated record of success, creativity, high integrity, and who possess enough self-confidence not to feel threatened when different ideas are presented or difficult situations arise. We will not invest unless all parties are comfortable that our relationship is that of a true partner.
Novak Biddle Venture Partners
Janet Yang joined Novak Biddle Venture Partners in 2006. Trained in electrical engineering from Stanford University, Janet started her investment career on Wall Street as a sell-side equity research analyst for Merrill Lynch and later Salomon Smith Barney, where she was a top-ranked analyst in her sector according to fund managers’ surveys, and helped raised over $800 million for various corporations.
Janet is on the board of WealthEngine and serves as a Board Observer for portfolio companies: Avail Media/TVN, eMinor and Starfish Retention Solutions.
Prior to Novak Biddle, Janet worked closely with William H. Draper, III in San Francisco-based venture capital firm, Draper Richards, focusing on early-stage technology investments in the United States and India.
Janet brings substantial international experience, as well as operating experience, to Novak Biddle. She has over 10 years of work experience in Asia, in particular, the Greater China region. While in Asia, Janet held various senior executive positions at PCCW, the largest telecommunications company in Hong Kong, reporting to Chairman and CEO Richard Li. Her experience included being the CFO of an IT outsourcing company in partnership with China Telecom and PCCW.
Janet is multi-lingual, fluent in Chinese and had studied Japanese and French. She has lived and worked in New York, San Francisco, Washington DC, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Beijing.
||WealthEngine is the leading wealth research services firm for nonprofit organizations and financial services companies. |
||Avail Media/ TVN IPTV content and distribution platform. |
||eMinor Web-based artist recruitment and management company. |
||Starfish Retention Solutions Starfish’s software improves the delivery and assessment of programs within academic institutions for identifying at-risk students, promoting engagement with instructors, delivering tutoring services, and providing academic advising. |
Janet participated in the FundingPost event: DC Angel Investor and Venture Capital Conference
on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 in DC, Sponsored by Bingham McCutchen LLP, Ameritech Media
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