Partner & Special Advisor
West 22nd Capital Partners
Wen-Lee Ying is a Venture Partner and Special Adviser to West 22nd Capital Partners, an Asia-based multi-family office backed private equity firm with a market cap over $100 billion USD. He is particularly well-versed in China outbound investment activity and has been interviewed by and contributed for the BBC World News and SINA, along with publications like the Pinkwater Report. Wen-Lee is also a Partner and CEO of Panta Neos S.A., a real estate private equity firm that is focused on investing in value-add opportunities in Europe while offering turn-key management solutions for its end-users.
Wen-Lee is a supporter of social impact ventures, and was the Strategic Advisor for the IXI (Investment meets Impact) Collective - acquired by Ixora - that brings together global resources to both invest in and incubate social impact businesses. He is also a committee member of the YCIS (Yew Chung International School) Service Committee.
He has been a speaker at Asia's largest TEDx forum, has been a panelist for numerous cross border investment summits, and a curator of several conferences, forums, and panels that have targeted both industry professionals and students alike.
Previously, Wen-Lee ran a corporate-incubated venture in Asia-Pacific and grew the business from the ground up into an investment vehicle that financed approximately $4.5 billion USD of real estate assets in the US.
Wen-Lee is a co-founder of the Stand With Asians (SWA) grassroot movement that is building solidarity across all marginalized communities along with those within the AAPI community, with the aim of fostering sustainable and systemic improvements to the societal fabric of the United States.
He was co-founder of NextStep Shanghai, which was the leading entrepreneurship networking association in Shanghai at the time, and a co- founder of the Shanghai Chapter of the Urban Land Institute, a global institute with over 30,000 members worldwide. He also created the Entrepreneur Mentorship Program within the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at USC.
Wen-Lee attended the Juilliard School of Music Pre-College and Columbia Honors Program. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an Emphasis in Entrepreneurship from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. He is a native English speaker and fluent in Mandarin Chinese.