Yuan Shi - Inventures

Yuan Shi


, The51 Food and AgTech Fund

Yuan Shi is Principal at The51 Food and AgTech Fund, a venture capital fund targeting $50M to support underrepresented Food and AgTech founders and innovations. Yuan previously served as Director of Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) in Vancouver, where she led the team in reaching $3 billion CAD in equity value creation from portfolio companies. During her tenure at CDL, she launched the Climate stream, which currently operates in three locations globally – Vancouver, Oxford (UK), and Paris. She formerly led M&A at Tesla and was a banker with HSBC Global Banking and Markets. Currently, she is an adjunct professor at UBC, focusing on innovation, technology, and entrepreneurial finance. Yuan obtained her BSc in Environmental Engineering from the University of Alberta and her Master of Management degree from the UBC Sauder School of Business.