Xiaoyin was born and raised in an academic family in Beijing. She graduated from University of Washington in Seattle with a BA in Finance and Accounting and MIT Sloan School Management with a MBA.
Prior to founding Lavender Hill Capital Partners, Xiaoyin spent 20 years in technology investment banking in the US and China. She was the Head of China TMT Investment Banking for Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong and the first female partner from the Mainland China. Xiaoyin started her investment career after retiring from Goldman Sachs as a partner in 2017.
During her tenure at Goldman, she built a dominant China TMT banking franchise by taking the supermajority of the best Chinese TMT companies public overseas. Her major clients include Tencent, Baidu, Alibaba, Sina, Weibo, Netease, Ctrip, New Oriental, Qunar, Youku, Vipshop, Autohome, Dianping, and Meituan.
Ethan Zhou received his bachelor degree in engineering and finance from Wuhan University.
Ethan joined Lavender Hill Capital Partners as vice president in 2020. Ethan has an extensive startup experience prior to joining Lavender Hill Capital Partners.
He spent four years in the Fintech space with a Chinese leading third-party payment company and a Chinese top online lending facilitation platform. He focused on business analysis, growth strategies and equity financing. Prior to that, Ethan had five years startup experience in an online auto service company, which he co-founded. He was in charge of sales and marketing, and equity financing.
Ernest obtained his bachelor degree from University of Hong Kong. He was also a CFA Charterholder.
Prior to joining Lavender Hill Capital Partners, Ernest was a Managing Director in TMT investment team at VMS. He has extensive investment and portfolio management experience across various technology sectors including enterprise services, artifiical intelligence, autonomous driving, semiconductor. He led investments in leading unicorns including Sensetime, Crossbar, Pony AI, Cidi, Laiye RPA.
Ernest started his career in the principal investment and investment banking teams in Standard Chartered in Hong Kong, Beijing and London. Afterwards, he worked in investment banking team in Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong.
Leslie Chen graduated from the LSE for Global MSc in Management and University of Liverpool for BA in Accounting.
Leslie joined Lavender Hill Capital Partners as an analyst upon his graduation in 2022. He has substantial internship experience in leading growth-stage investment and investment banking firms such as Bytedance Investment Division, Huatai United Securities etc.
HEAD OF OPERATIONS
Jeanette studied at Renmin University of China in Beijing for her undergraduate degree. She is a Certified FRM.
Prior to joining Lavender Hill Capital Partners in 2019, Jeanette worked as an Operations Associate in Asset Management at Valuable Capital Limited and focused on fund operations in hedge fund and PE fund. Previously, Jeanette had 5 years of accounting experience in a commodity trading company in Hong Kong.
Advisory Board Members
Founder of Dianping
MBA, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
CFO of Sina Corporation
Former CFO of Weibo Corporation
Former Audit Partner at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
Head of Alternative and Direct Investment, Pacific Century Group
Head of Alternative and Direct Investments, Group Investment of FWD Insurance
Vice President of HNA Group (International) Company Limited
Vice President of Barclays
CFA, FIA, FIAA
CATHERINE QIN ZHANG
Former President and CFO of Autonavi (NASDAQ Listed)
Former Finance VP of UTStarcom
CHEE KONG CHAN
Co-Founder and COO of GlobalTix
Extensive buyside investment experience with family offices and PE fund in Asia
Investment banking at Goldman Sachs Hong Kong