• Yang Ventures Founder Terrence Yang and Blockchain Capital Managing Partner Brock Pierce are two individuals who have been talkingpublicly for the past year about the need for Bitcoin and blockchain companies to focus on gaining actual users.  Read more: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/why-venture-capitalists-are-flocking-to-blockchain-startups-cm625703#ixzz4A5feZJOw




    "Terrence's honest, hard-headed advice and generous amounts of help have been invaluable"


    -- Larry Sanger, Founder CEO, Infobitt and Co-founder, Wikipedia



    "Terrence is an excellent advisor and investor"


    -- Andrew Lee, Co-founder, Handshake, PurseIO


    We want to be your best investor. That requires radical candor.

  • Case Studies

    Terrence Yang is an angel investor who gets help from friends & invests with friends. He does not lead deals.

    Airship automates delivery. Female minority cofounder CTO. First investor. Invested 3X. Originated Airship's next 2 investors.


    BITMAIN makes ASIC chips to mine Proof of Work coins such as Bitcoin. .Syndicate LP. Mentored a GP cofounder briefly in past.




    Coinbase is a secure online platform for buying, selling, transferring, and storing digital currency. Syndicate LP. Investment panelist for GP.



    Silicon Valley

    Coinhako: Buy and sell digital assets in Singapore and Malaysia. 2nd investor. Helped Coinhako with their successful Boost VC application.





    Handshake (HNS) is decentralized certificate authority and naming co-founded by the Lightning co-creator. Initial backer & hodler. Helped originate a VC investor and angel investor.



    Silicon Valley

    Infobitt is Wikipedia cofounder Larry Sanger's project to crowdsource news facts. (mothballed). 1st investor, COO. Originated multiple investors - including a VC & 6 figure angel - and close another, totaling ~60% of the funds raised.


    Pixery gives fans awesome merchandise. Female minority CTO founder. Seed investor. Helped originate VC investor.

    Los Angeles

    Popup Archive makes sound searchable. Female CEO & CTO cofounders. Sold to Apple. Syndicate LP. Helped facilitate syndicate investment.



    San Francisco Bay Area

    Purse lets you shop on Amazon and other ecommerce sites and save up to 20%. Seed & Series A investor. Originated 2 micro VCs to invest in Purse.



    Silicon Valley

    Quantstamp (QSP) is the standard in blockchain security. Hodler. Helped Quantstamp early with successful strategic advice and introductions.



    Silicon Valley

    Sagewise is the safety net for smart contracts. Female minority CEO & founder. Seed investor & adviser. Originated 2 VCs to invest in Sagewise. Introduced potential customers.



    Los Angeles

    Shippo makes commerce shipping logistics cheap and easy. Female minority CEO & founder. Syndicate LP. Helped facilitate investment by syndicate LP. Introduced potential customers.



    Silicon Valley

  • Team

    We are blessed to have a great volunteer team!

    Dave Friedman


    Tokenized Assets Lead, Fintech

    New York

    • Source and analyze over 200 ICOs and ICO white papers, including Quantstamp which holds QSPs for Terrence
    • Advise a variety of cryptocurrency-related startups, including a GPU-as-a-Service platform, a tokenized real estate investment fund, and a Stellar-based remittance platform."
    • Founded a mobile video game company
    • Former investment banker and financial analyst
    • https://medium.com/@friedmandave/what-makes-a-good-ico-bb86bc67b1fb

    Eric Yuan

    Venture Partner

    Blokchain, Eldertech, Health Care

    Orange County

    • Source, analyze, discuss fintech and other startups.

    • SVP, Business Development, Iconiz

    • Data Analyst - Hadoop, R, and SQL

    • Financial Regulatory Analytics

    • Ex-Hedge fund manager and Equity Prop Trader

    • FX and Crytpocurrency Trader

    • PIMCO Alumni

    • Co-owner, Bitcorati

    Gracye Cheng


    Enterprise, Lawtech

    Santa Monica

    • VP, Business Development and General Counsel, GoodRx

    • Worked with a YC startup on business strategy and marketing projects

    • Ex-corporate lawyer

    • Harvard College, Harvard Law School

    Jane Shui

    Senior Associate

    Real Estate Finance


    • Value investor, with a focus on the real estate and social investment sector

    • Queen’s Commerce graduate

    • Co-founder of 1 failed tech start-up, and a currently running not-for-profit start-up

    • Interested in the Social Investment area and would like to explore how finance can be used for positive impacts and social enterprises

    • International work experience in Toronto, Vancouver, Suzhou and Hong Kong
    • https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-should-you-invest-real-estate-investment-trusts-reits-jane-shui?published=t

    Nick Carabetta


    Food & Beverage, Fitness

    Orange County


    Piyush Gupta


    AI in FinTech, GeoTech, EdTech. Enterprise

    Silicon Valley

    • Principal PM in San Francisco Bay Area
    • Focused on opportunities leveraging AI in FinTech / GeoTech / EduTech / Enterprise
    • Founded Request.to - a Social messaging iOS app. Incubated at CMU startup accelerator
    • Ex VP-Product at EKO, led company to 5M customers with $500M in volume
    • Co-founded RouteGuru - world’s first “landmark intelligent driving directions” startup
    • Management from Carnegie Mellon University

    Terrence Yang


    Bitcoin, Privacy, Fintech, Lawtech

    San Francisco

    • x-MD at $1B+ AUM value investing asset manager

    • Ex-Wall Street officer, swaps, ABS, MBS and securities lawyer, deal manager, executions and business development MD who helped structure, build and launch several new financial products used today

    • USC Bachelor of Science, Harvard Law J.D.

    • x-COO at Infobitt, founded by Wikipedia cofounder Larry Sanger

    • Published in Forbes, Business Insider, Apple News, Newsweek, Inc., Women 2.0

    Thomas Miller


    Bitcoin, Fintech

    East Bay

    • Professional trader
    • Assisted with due diligence and company profiling of potential investments
    • ·Accompany on founder meetings to gauge individuals, ask questions and make recommendations
    • Discuss and analyze startups and investment themes with Terrence.

    Vishwas Hegde

    Venture Partner


    East Bay

    • Analyze and recommend investments for Yang Ventures

    • Software Engineer

    • Serial Entrepreneur

    • Babson MBA

    Dr. Vivy Chao


    Edtech, Non-Traditional Founders

    San Francisco

    • Founder, Yang Camp

    • Teaches entrepreneurship program @ Silicon Valley charter schools

    • Community Manager, YC startup & startup founded by creator of top 40 website

    • Education Pioneers Fellow @ LAUSD Common Core Technology Project

    • CEO of funded edtech startup

    • Assistant principal, STEM private school

    • Adjunct professor, Long Beach State

    • B.A., UCLA, M.Ed., USC, Ed.D., Argosy University

  • Focus

    Terrence Yang is an angel investor who gets help from friends & invests with friends. He does not lead deals.

    We focus on startups meeting an unmet need.


    Our most recent investments have been in founder friends we have known for years or in Bitcoin related projects


    Our check size averages $20-25K.


  • Email Us

    In plain English without jargon, please tell us:


    *what you're building

    *how you are meeting an unmet need, preferably urgent

    *founder-market fit

    *intro deck, one-pager (optional)