Established in January 2016, Yao Capital was founded by NBA superstar Yao Ming, Head of Team Yao - Erik Zhang and a team of investment professionals and sports & media and entertainment industry veterans. Yao Capital focuses on growth capital investments in sports, media, entertainment and consumption related opportunities catering to new life style trends for younger generation in China. Since inception, Yao Capital has established its investment thesis around emerging consumption needs from millennials in China. As such, our portfolio companies include premier global sports franchises, IP operator in entertainment industry, media marketing companies, sports nutrition company, AI technology company, health & fitness chain, etc.