Wan Li joined Fairhaven Capital in 2009 and focuses on investments in enterprise software, cyber security, and consumer platforms.
Prior to Fairhaven, Wan Li ran product development and marketing initiatives for Microsoft Dynamics CRM, the company’s flagship business software application. Under his tenure, Dynamics CRM became the fastest growing business in the company’s history and launched the first SaaS offering at Microsoft. Wan Li has also spent time at Google in online advertising, at Morgan Stanley in technology investment banking, and at Merrill Lynch in IT.
Wan Li holds an MBA from Harvard, and Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT, where he attended on scholarship. At MIT, he completed graduate thesis work under Professor Andrew Lo, pioneering quantitative approaches to measuring the impact of consumer sentiment on financial markets.
Wan Li is founder and Managing Director of MIT Alumni Angels, MIT’s official alumni-based startup investment network, where he runs Boston and New York regions. He is Chairman of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge, an MIT-affiliated global organization that develops entrepreneurs working on groundbreaking technologies. Wan Li also serves as Executive Chairman of the New England Venture Network (NEVN), the largest young venture capitalist association on the East Coast.