Virginia Tan is the founding partner of Teja Ventures, a venture capital fund with a gender lens targetting early stage ventures in Asia. She also founded and leads She Loves Tech, a global platform focusing on technology by women and technology for women, and housing the world’s largest startup competition for women and technology which launched in 16 international locations in 2018. Virginia is the co-founder and president of Lean In China, a women’s platform with over 100,000 members across more than 25 cities and 100 universities in China, which supports the goals and aspirations of Chinese women
Virginia’s background is in law and finance, where she was an experienced finance lawyer for more than 8 years specialising on energy, resources and infrastructure sectors in emerging markets, and has worked in Europe, Middle East, Asia, Africa and South America for 2 magic circle firms. She moved to Beijing in 2013 to work on strategic investments related to the “One Belt One Road” initiative on behalf of Chinese state owned companies and financial institutions.
Virginia was also a Global Shaper at the World Economic Forum. Her work has been covered by Forbes, the Financial Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, BBC, CCTV, etc. She has spoken at leading institutions such as Alibaba, Baidu, Bloomberg, Dell, Disney, DSM, General Electric, P&G, HP, Medtronic, Peking University, Tsinghua University, UNICEF, UN Women, etc