Xiaochen Zhang
Founding PartnerNew Development Ventures
Xiaochen Zhang is a founding partner of New Development Ventures, and also serves on the American Crowdfunding Professional Association and African Crowdfunding Association Board of Directors. He is also the vice president of One Belt and One Road Smart Economy Institute. Xiaochen brings his global experience and thought leadership in scaling up new technologies and business models through investment and advisory services at all levels for both the public and private sectors in North America, Africa, Latin America, Europe and Asia. He is a recognized speaker in green finance, entrepreneurship and crowdfunding.

Xiaochen is finalizing a Ph.D. in Planning, Governance and Globalization at Virginia Tech. He also holds a M.A. in Global Studies from Leipzig University.