Feng Deng

Founding Managing Partner 北京,Menlo Park

Feng Deng co-founded NLVC in 2005 with Managing Director Jeffrey D. Lee, and he currently serves as Managing Partner for the organization. He has more than 15 years of technical and managerial experience spanning the computing, communication, and data networking industries, in addition to his nearly two decades of investment leadership. As of April 2021, Feng oversees upwards of $4.5 billion across 6 USD funds and 4 RMB funds.

Throughout his career, he has focused on early-stage investments across the science and technology sectors, and he continues his commitment to cultivating world-class Chinese enterprises and supporting entrepreneurs in these sectors to this day. The portfolio companies that Feng has invested in and managed include Meituan, ThunderSoft, GigaDevice, Hillstone Networks, Aerohive Networks, Spreadtrum, Tencent Music, LineKong, ChineseAll, LianLian, Baihe, BGI, Zelgen, CITIC Pharma, Burning Rock Biotech, Taimei Technology, and more.

Prior to NLVC, Feng was a co-founder of NetScreen Technologies, which went public on the NASDAQ in 2001 and was acquired less than three years later by Juniper Networks in 2004 for $4.2 billion.

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

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

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