Our team is diverse in every respect, spanning geography, generations, and deep expertise.

Yang Chen

Vice President

Yang focuses on the fund's European investments, with a specific interest in healthcare, biotech, and agrifood. She began her career as a researcher in Neuroscience, Sensory Science, and Public Health. Due to her lifelong passion for food, her interest eventually shifted from neurovascular coupling to multisensory flavour perception. Yang holds a PhD from the University of Copenhagen, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a BSc from the University College London. At Joyance, Yang focuses on companies in healthcare, bioscience, and foodtech. She is passionate about technology transfer and helping entrepreneurs pioneer new frontiers. Outside of work, Yang is a trained chef and enjoys exploring the world of fermentation and foraging. She is located in Portugal.