For Innovators

Maximize your potential by joining our global network.
Sign In  ●  Create Account

For Companies

Drive growth through innovation.
Learn more

Introducing Arcnet

See how Arcnet will change innovation financing and become the next-generation investment infrastructure.

Find Out More

Innovation Opportunities

Seeking innovative solutions for:

  • Blockchain Innovation ExpertXinova requires a subject matter expert to evaluate a next generation blockchain platform that utilizes a unique chain joining capability between multiple blockchains.
  • Free the WaterXinova is seeking ways to manage the watery dough problem so vegetables can be included into sheets of dough and baked like traditional crackers.
  • View all opportunities

Yan Sheng

Senior Vice President, Head of China

The Premier Asian Financial Networker

Yan Sheng - Senior Vice President, Head of China | Xinova

Yan has decades of finance and banking experience in Asia, Europe and North America. He is a consummate connector and is expert in building value with technology IP. He is your essential China connection.

Mr. Sheng is the Founder and Acting CFO of Patent Alliance and Innovation Fund (PAIF) and non-executive Chairman of XINOVA China, a spin-off entity of Intellectual Venture where he was President for the Greater China Region.

Before joining IV in late 2008, Yan had a long and distinguished career in banking and finance working at a number of global institutions, including AIG Financial Products as its Managing Director and Head of China, BankBoston as Managing Director and Hong Kong Branch Manager, Lehman Brothers as Senior Vice President, and Bank of China in various senior positions.

Yan has 35 years of experience in finance and technology and has mastered multi-disciplinary problem solving skills with a global prospective. He has lived and worked outside of China for 25 years in New York, Hong Kong, and Europe.


Yan’s Xinova story     LinkedIn Profile

Connect with Xinova

We are always seeking new problems to solve, as well as innovators and entrepreneurs to help us solve them. Let’s work together to create the future.

Our Worldwide Locations


311 ½ Occidental Ave S
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98104
+1 (206) 800-2678


Xinova Japan GK
Yaesu Mitsui Building 6F
2-7-2 Yaesu, Chuo-ku
Tokyo 104-0028 Japan


Xinova Innovation (Beijing) Consultancy Co. Ltd.
Room 2494, Level 24, Tower 3
China Central Place
77 Jianguo Road
Chaoyang District
Beijing, 100025 China


Xinova Asia Pte Ltd.
150 Beach Road
#08-06/08 Gateway West
189720 Singapore
+65 6408 5080


Xinova Korea
10th floor, Golfzone Tower
735, Yeongdong-daero
Seoul 06072, Korea
+82 2 6952 8840


Xinova Australasia Pty Ltd.
Level 6, 8 West Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060
+61 2 8093 4850


Xinova India
Suite No 208, 2nd Floor
Survey No 414
PSR Complex
Govinda Reddy (GR) Layout
Bannerghatta Road
Karnataka, 560076, India


Xinova Finland
Erottajankatu 5 A 4
FI-00130 Helsinki

Affiliate offices in Tel Aviv & Vienna