Yinglan's experience spans venture capital, entrepreneurial financing and industrial/public policy. Yinglan is currently the Asian co-chair of a USD $350 million fund of funds based in New York, established to invest into other early stage venture capital funds. Most recently, he had been the Director for China, 3i Venturelab, INSEAD. He was actively involved in sourcing and assessing venture opportunities, identifying high potential companies amongst technological incubators, research labs and entrepreneurial hubs and conducting due diligence. He has worked closely with senior management in Asia to develop and manage growth strategies i.e. IPO and trade sales opportunities. Yinglan is also a Singaporean government civil servant with postings/appointments at the Defence, Trade and Industry Ministries in Singapore and has also served as the Special Assistant to the Chief Economic Advisor to the World Bank in Washington D.C on a Milton and Cynthia Friedman Fellowship. He speaks regularly at venture capital events, has been interviewed by national/international media and has published/co-published in top publications in the U.S. and Asia on M&A and private equity.
While earning his Ph.D at Harvard University on a John F. Kennedy Fellowship, Yinglan served on entrepreneurship-related committees in Asia as well as advisory boards on startups. In addition, Yinglan has a M.S. in Management Science from Stanford University, two B.Scs (Electrical/Computer Engineering and Economics) from Carnegie Mellon University, courtesy
of a Public Service Commission Overseas Merit Scholarship from the Singapore government.
Yinglan's research is on the intersection of public policy, innovation and entrepreneurship; interactions between institutions and entrepreneurs, impact of trust on entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial networks, the intention-reaction gap between the goals of institutional policies and impact of policies; evolution of organizations and industries and impact on economic activity; and institutional innovation and policy integration for entrepreneurship.