Shawn Yuxun HE   何宇迅

Managing Partner
Newlight Capital


Recently entered the real estate industry after having co-launched the first China master franchise for a top US realty, with the goal to train and foster a new generation of real estate professionals and companies as China’s housing market matures along with its middle-class. Will also continue to help guide developments associated with prior M&A activities in various industries, such as fashion accessories and clean-tech. Last but not least, as an advisor involved with the Broadway industry, I look forward to helping advance the partnership with China’s performing arts industry to the next level in 2016.

What was your first job, and how did it shape your life?

I worked as an strategic management consultant in my first job. It enabled me to acquire a solid understanding of the business fundamentals (as someone who graduated with a BS in molecular biochemistry and biophysics, that is).

What keeps you awake at night?

Before I go to bed: where I am and where I need to go in work, in business, and in life; After I lie down in bed: NOTHING! Absolutely nothing is allowed to keep me awake. If there has to be something, it’d better be about people I love and care about the most...

What was the last gift you gave someone?

Tieguanyin tea.

What is your view on money?

Money is a carrier/medium in which values follow and/or are exchanged. If you create value, then money will gravitate towards and follow you, like water. When in a desert, every drop counts. When presented with a river or ocean, it is not the amount-but what it will do to you or how you utilize it-that matters.

What is an extraordinary place you have recently traveled to?

The Mark Twain House.

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?

That I can juggle while break dancing.