Yao Capital is a leading Chinese private equity firm focusing on sports-themed investment opportunities, both in China and globally. The firm is founded by a team of five industry executives and investment veterans including NBA Hall of Famer Yao Ming, former General Manager of Shanghai Sharks Basketball Club Erik Zhang. Yao Capital invests in a broad range of sports-related new-lifestyle opportunities as related to entertainment, consumption upgrade, and technology. Yao Capital is in a unique position to add value to portfolio companies by leveraging its brand, industry resources, and operational expertise.