Feng Deng

Founding Managing Partner 北京,Menlo Park

 Mr. Feng Deng founded Northern Light Venture Capital (NLVC) in 2005. He currently manages over US$ 4.5 billion with 5 US$ funds and 5 RMB funds. He has long focused on early stage investment in science and technology, and is committed to cultivating world-class Chinese enterprises and entrepreneurs. Mr. Feng Deng has led and backed hundreds of enterprises in high-tech, Internet, consumer and healthcare.

Mr. Feng Deng pays attention to partner with entrepreneurs, and leads many in-depth incubations of early enterprises. The portfolio companies that Feng invested and manages include Meituan, ThunderSoft, GigaDevice, Hillstone Networks, Aerohive Networks, Spreadtrum, Tencent Music, LineKong, ChineseAll, LianLian, Baihe, BGI, Zelgen, CITIC Pharma, Burning Rock Biotech, Taimei Technology etc.

Mr. Feng Deng has more than 15 years technical and managerial experiences in computer, communication and data networking industries. And he has nearly two decades of experience in investment. Prior to NLVC, Feng was a co-founder of NetScreen Technologies, which went public on NASDAQ and was later acquired by Juniper Networks in 2004 for US$ 4.2 billion. 

Feng holds BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from Tsinghua University, a MS degree in computer engineering from the University of Southern California, and a MBA degree from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He also holds numerous patents of invention in computer system architecture and IC design.

Feng serves on the Board of Directors of Tsinghua University Foundation, the Director of Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University, the Distinguished Visiting Professor of Tsinghua University, the Chairman of Asia Advisory Board of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, the Advisory Board member of Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), the member of Asia Council of Wharton School, the member of China Council of Harvard GSAS, the Deputy Director General of China Entrepreneur Club, and the rotating president of Future Forum, etc.

  • 1988 Pioneer Company
  • 1993 Intel
  • 1997  Netscreen
  • 2004  Juniper Networks
  • 2005 NLVC
  • NOW