Shelley Zhuang Founder and Managing Partner Shelley has over fifteen years of experience in technology as a software engineer, research scientist, business executive, and venture capitalist. She founded 11.2 Capital to support founders solving the biggest challenges facing our world with emerging technologies. Shelley led 11.2's investments in White Ops, Cruise Automation, Ginkgo Bioworks, Auransa, Forter, Hinge Health, Passage AI, Aeva. Prior to founding 11.2 Capital, Shelley was formerly EVP of Business Development at Ecoplast Technologies, where she oversaw business development & sales efforts in North America. Previously, Shelley was a Principal at DFJ, where she was actively involved in a number of investments including Ecoplast Technologies, FeedBurner (acquired by Google for $100M), Flurry (acquired by Yahoo for $240M), PPLive (acquired by Suning for $420M), TicketsNow (acquired by Ticketmaster for $265M), Xfire (acquired by Viacom for $102M), YeePay. Shelley is a techie at heart and holds a BS in Computer Science and Computer Engineering from the University of Missouri, and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley. She is currently an advisor at Skydeck, ML7 Associate at Creative Destruction Lab, and served on Enigma 2016's program committee.
Yizhen Dong Principal
Yizhen is passionate about working with persevering entrepreneurs who want to change the world, especially in healthcare. Yizhen brings advisory and operations experience from biotechnology and healthcare technology. At 11.2 Capital, Yizhen focuses on the early stage investments in data-driven healthcare, which encompasses computational health, digital therapeutics, and synthetic biology. Prior to 11.2 Capital, Yizhen helped launch Avastin in ovarian cancer and developed marketing strategies across the product portfolio at Roche/Genentech. Yizhen was formerly a management consultant at ZS Associates after being a trained sushi chef for 7 years. Yizhen graduated magna cum laude in Economics from Vanderbilt University and received his MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Lucy Wang Principal
Lucy is looking for visionary founders building the future with breakthrough technologies. Lucy has experience in machine learning, venture investing, and building startups. Most recently, Lucy ran operations and strategy at Livepeer, a decentralized protocol for internet media delivery built on ethereum. Prior to this, Lucy led emerging technology investing at Greycroft Partners where she helped invest in companies like Cleargraph (acquired by Tableau), Immuta, DocAuthority, Frame.ai, and Kheiron Medical Technologies. Before turning to tech, Lucy spent time at Bridgewater Associates as an Investment Associate where she worked on projects to understand macroeconomic markets and build investment signals for emerging markets. Lucy holds an MS in Machine Learning from New York University and BA in Behavioral Economics, Mathematics, and History of Art from Brown University.
Jeroen Vanhoutte Principal
Jeroen is passionate about technological paradigm shifts, especially smart hardware, robotics, quantum computing, and new space technologies. Before joining 11.2 Capital, he worked on deals across the investment value chain: traditional private equity at Sofina, search funds at NextGen Growth Partners, and venture capital at Data Collective. Prior to his career in investing, Jeroen worked at The Boston Consulting Group as a management consultant where he worked in 9 different countries on large-scale strategy projects for financial services, utilities, and public sector clients. Jeroen received his BSc and MSc (both magna cum laude) in Business Engineering from Ghent University in Belgium and his MBA with honors from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.