Cygnus is comprised of seasonal investment professionals from premier private equity firms and investment banks. The management team has been working together for many years and have abundant experience in private equity investment, industry consolidation and resources.
Ming Jin / Managing Partner
Ming Jin is Managing Partner at Cygnus, he has abundant experience in private equity investment, financial advisory, merger and acquisition. Prior to founding Cygnus, Ming was China head of Providence Equity Partners. Previously, he worked at Warburg Pincus where he worked on investments across various industries.
Ming Jin received a Bachelor of Arts in accounting from Tsinghua University.
Weili Hong / Venture Partner
Dr. Weili Hong is a Venture Partner at Cygnus. He has almost 30 years of investment and management experience in capital markets at home and abroad. Prior to Cygnus, Dr. Hong took senior positions in a number of renowned investment and financial firms, e.g. President and Chief Research Officer at CMC Holdings (China’s largest culture investment and operation platform), Partner at Gopher Asset Management (China’s No.1 FOF management company), Managing Partner at KTB China, head of BD at ING China. David was one of the pioneers of China’s capital market since he joined Shanghai Stock Exchange at its forming stage in 1992, where he served in several important positions and developed China’s first financial futures product.
Dr. Hong currently serves as a Guest Professor at School of Economics and Fanhai International School of Finance, Fudan University. He is also Vice Chairman of the Global Alumni Association of the School of Economics, and Executive Chairman of the Private Equity Association of Fudan University. He is also an experienced and well-known outdoor traveler and team leader, and the co-founder of Yetravel Technology Ltd.
Tao Jin / Managing Director
Tao Jin is a Managing Director at Cygnus, he has rich experience in private equity and investment banking. Previously, he worked at KPMG, CICC and JP Morgan in financial analysis, equity research and Merger & Acquisition.
Tao Jin received a Bachelor of Finance from Xi An Jiaotong University.
Jarod Che / Managing Director
Jarod Che is a Managing Director at Cygnus, he has rich experience in private equity investments. Previously, he worked at CID Investment, Greenwood Investment, Oriental Fortune Capital and Providence Equity Partners.
Jarod Che received a Master of Arts in management and a Bachelor of Science from Shanghai Jiaotong University.
Teddy Zheng / Managing Director
Teddy Zheng is a Managing Director at Cygnus, he has rich experience in private equity and investment banking. Previously, he worked at UBS, JP Morgan, Lazard, SOHO China, responsible for cross board Merger & Acquisition, IPO, equity financing.
Teddy Zheng received a Master of Science in management from Tsinghua University.
Tom Lu / Executive Director
Tom Lu is an Executive Director at Cygnus with rich experience in private equity, deal advisory and audit services. Previously, he worked at Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers, responsible for financial due diligence and investment services.
Tom Lu received a Bachelor of Arts in accounting from Xiamen University.