CABS 2021 Investor Forum

Date: January 13, 2021 @ 5:00 pm – @ 7:00 pm
Location: Online Zoom Conference

Chinese A conjunction with JP Morgan Healthcare Conference. This forum will be joined by China- and US-based investors, business development executives, and entrepreneurs. The topics will focus on the trends, opportunities and challenges in capital investment, business development and M&A, in US and China Biopharma. The impact of COVID-19 and US-China relationship on Biopharma investment will also be discussed. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, CABS 2021 Investor Forum will be virtual by Zoom Conference.

Agenda (Based on US Pacific Time)

5-5:05 pm: Opening Remark by Yang Tian, CABS President

5:05-6 pm Panel discussion 1: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities in US Biopharma Investment

Moderator: Janet Xiao, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP

Confirmed Panelists:

Jennifer Goldstein, Managing Partner, Silicon Valley Bank

More to come...

6-7 pm Panel Discussion 2: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities in China Biopharma investment

Moderator: pending

Confirmed Panelists:

Thomas Chou, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP

Bin Li, Founder and CEO, Lake Bleu Capital

Vincent Xiang, Founder and Managing Partner, 7G Bioventure

Confirmed Panelists


Jennifer Goldstein, Partner, Silicon Valley Bank

Jennifer Goldstein is the Managing Partner for Life Science & Healthcare at SVB Capital and a founding member of Venture Forward, a non-profit that provides resources and education towards developing a diverse, equitable, and inclusive venture ecosystem. She is also an advisory board member of Springboard Enterprises and the Women’s Health Innovation Coalition. A bioengineer by training, Jennifer is passionate about the role that venture investing can bring to discovery in the fields of health care and life sciences. She is currently leading SVB Capital’s Life Science & Healthcare investment team and helping develop the bank’s first life science direct investment fund for institutional Limited Partners. Jennifer has more than 20 years of experience in the venture and startup market segments, including leading and building several teams over the past 8 years at Silicon Valley Bank. Prior to that, she was a director on Pfizer's Venture Capital team, where she helped lead or co-lead investments into several life sciences companies, led fund-of-fund investment decisions, and independently managed Pfizer’s $250 million private equity portfolio. Jennifer has also served as a consultant on private equity deals across Europe while at Bain & Company and has held operational and research roles at Chiron, Genelabs, and Genencor. Jennifer graduated magna cum laude with a BSE in Bioengineering and a Master's of Biotechnology from the University of Pennsylvania. She holds an MBA from the Wharton School, where she was named a Joseph Wharton Fellow. She also serves as an independent director at Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.

Thomas Chou, Partner, Morrison & Foerster

Thomas Chou is a co-head of the firm’s Asia private equity practice and a leader in the firm’s China M&A practice, both of which are consistently highly ranked in major independent industry league tables and lawyer ranking organizations. Thomas’ corporate practice spans over two decades of experience in the U.S. and Asia Pacific region, focusing on cross-border mergers and acquisitions (inbound and outbound), joint ventures, as well as private equity and venture capital financings. His clients include industry leading growth companies as well the investors who fund them (private equity and venture capital funds, family offices, corporate/strategic investment arms of MNCs, insurance companies, and sovereign wealth funds). His practice is focused on the healthcare and life sciences, technology, media and telecom, and consumer and retail industries. He is ranked as a leading individual in China for Corporate/M&A and Private Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment  by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020. He is also a leading individual for Private Equity and is highly recommended for Healthcare and Life Sciences by Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2020. His clients pinpoint his “decades of venture capital experience both in the United States and in Asia,” with one noting: “He is patient, attentive to details and someone who has clearly conquered many battlefields.”

Bin Li, PhD, Founder and CEO, Lake Bleu Capital

CV pending

Janet Xiao, PhD, JD, Co-Chair of Global Life Sciences Group, Morrison & Foerster LLP

Janet focuses her practice on worldwide patent procurement, patent portfolio management, and strategic planning for life sciences companies. She advises her clients on patent matters relating to various technologies, including antibody therapeutics, cell therapeutics, nanomedicine, gene therapy, drug delivery systems, diagnostics, and nutraceuticals. Recognized by Chambers as being highly sought after for patent prosecution and strategy mandates by innovators from around the world, Janet develops and strengthens her clients’ complex patent portfolios to maximize their commercial value. She is instrumental in developing strategies for multibillion-dollar patent portfolios for pharmaceutical clients. Janet works extensively in performing IP due diligence reviews in the contexts of VC investments, technology transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and marketing and manufacturing clearance for biopharmaceutical products. She helps some of the world’s most-sophisticated biopharmaceutical companies and investors assess potential risks and devise preemptive risk-management strategies for their product development and investments. She has led hundreds of IP due diligence projects, and is noted for her in-depth knowledge of patent landscapes in the fields of cancer immunotherapy, gene editing, next-generation sequencing, liquid biopsy, antibody manufacturing, and medical devices. Janet works regularly with patent litigators in the event of legal challenges by third-party competitors or vice versa, and she is frequently called upon to represent clients in litigation and post-grant proceedings. She is among the very few IP attorneys in the world who are both equipped with solid skills in global strategic IP management and knowledgeable about IP issues unique to China and Chinese clients, and she has been the go-to counsel for IP issues in U.S./China cross-border transactions and operations in China. Since 2005, Janet has been actively involved in the leadership team of the Chinese-American Biopharmaceutical Society (CABS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to bridging the life sciences communities in the U.S. and China, including serving as president for the 2011–2012 term.  

Vincent Xiang, PhD, Founder and Managing Partner, 7G Bioventures

Dr. Xiang has worked in the life sciences industry for more than 20 years, with rich experience in scientific research, product development, company management, investment and mergers and acquisitions. He led the $550M acquisition of US Epic Pharma, the largest M&A ever done by a Chinese healthcare firm in 2016. Dr. Xiang has comprehensive practical experiences in leading and managing top fund investment and financing business for many years, and has a deep understanding of the capital market. The pursuit of excellence in clinical data and his extensive industry network make him a well-known investment expert in the field of international pharmaceutical investment and financing. From 2018 to 2020, Dr. Xiang was Head of BioVenture at Hillhouse Capital with responsibilities of global venture capital investment, team building, determine procedures, making decision for investment projects. He personally led 9 investment projects ranging from A round to crossover round while his team invested 31 projects successfully. From 2016 to 2018, Dr. Xiang was the partner at 6 Dimensions Capital, which is a leading healthcare focused investment firm with an in- depth focus and extensive coverage across China and the United States.  He led 8 projects and those 8 projects had been successfully set up in next round or already went IPO. He was awarded the best performance partner in investing achievements. Prior to 2016, he worked as Managing Director and Head of international investments & business development at Humanwell Healthcare Group, Managing Director of Burrill Life Science Venture Capital Fund, Portfolio Manager/Analyst at Franklin Templeton. Dr. Xiang began his career at Sinopharm in China. Dr. Xiang received his Ph.D. in molecular biology from University at Stony Brook, MBA from the Wharton School, and B.S. in Immunology and Microbiology from Fudan University. He is a founding member of BayHelix Group, founders and board members of two life science startups.