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Frank Ying

Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

VP of International BD, GCiS China Strategic Research. Previously Director of Research (Industrial Sectors), GCiS China Strategic Research.

VP of International BD, GCiS China Strategic Research. Previously Director of Research (Industrial Sectors), GCiS China Strategic Research.

6 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Growth
  • Marketing

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Growth
  • • Marketing

Involved In


Athos Ventures
Athos Ventures LLC



Side Projects



Co-founder Athos Ventures December 2013 - present
Head of Growth and New Business appFigures January 2016 - present
Summer Internship The Linksys Group, a division of Belkin International May 2002 - September 2002
Co-founder Athos Ventures LLC December 2013 - present
VP of Global Business Development GCiS China Strategic Research August 2012 - present
Director of Research GCiS China Strategic Research December 2010 - October 2012
Senior Consultant GCiS China Strategic Research August 2008 - December 2010
Sr. Fixed Income and Growth Specialist Mclaughlin, Piven, Vogel Securities, Inc. December 2005 - December 2007
Summer Internship Belkin International May 2002 - October 2002


New York University Finance 2015 - 2016
Beijing Language and Culture University Chinese Language and Literature 2007 - 2008
The University of Texas at Austin Economics and Business Administration 2000 - 2005

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Advisor With
  • • Web Development
  • • E-Commerce
  • • Product strategy
  • • Platform development
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Financial Services
  • • Hardware
  • • Mobile
  • • Smart Home
  • • Wearable Tech

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Market research • Business Development • Business Strategy • Strategy • Market Analysis

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Chris Reeves
They're my advisor  •  President, TwentyNine Thirty Creative. Previously Web Manager, Traxxas.
Frank has that fire an entrepreneur needs. He's also not afraid to take the risks needed to succeed as an entrepreneur. He and I have been f ... riends for many years and been fortunate enough to be advising him for the last few months. In all the years I've known him, he's always been driven and full of ideas. He's always been willing to do whatever it takes to achieve his goals. That's something I've always admired about Frank.
Steven Tsao
They're my friends  •  Previously Associate, Pacasia Advisors. Previously Research Analyst, Credit Suisse. University of California, Irvine grad.
Frank is motivated to build his own start-up and has several ideas in the making. He is a creative thinker that isn't afraid to make a stro ... ng push when the risk/reward is in his favor. Having worked previously in large and small companies, Frank has the blend of large corporate skills with the passion and drive of an entrepreneur. I believe Frank would be a great member of FD as both a contributor and adviser.
Stephanie Zhang
They're my current cofounder  •  International Brand Manager - Calvin Klein, HUE, Kayser-Roth Corporation. Previously MBA Intern, Polo Ralph Lauren - Club Monaco Division.
Frank is a man of great integrity, is extremely dedicated to his work, and always goes above and beyond in his work quality and range of res ... ponsibilities. It is a pleasure working with Frank and his natural leadership abilities makes teamwork easy and enjoyable. I believe these are important qualities found in successful entrepreneurs, and having worked with Frank on several projects I know his dedication to entrepreneurship will help him build amazing products and companies.
Jerry Tian (Founder of ContentDJ)
They're my advisor: ContentDJ  •  Founder, ContentDJ. Previously Founder, Learningfy. University of Waterloo grad. University of Waterloo grad.
Frank is great at market research and gathering customer feedback for startups.
Jeffrey Hsu
They're my school  •  Tax Consultant, Deloitte. Previously Tax Associate, Tishman Speyer.
In order to be a great entrepreneur you need to be driven to succeed, focused on your goals and meticulous in your planning. Over the years ... , I have seen these qualities from Frank. He is man of few words, but when he speaks it is apparent that he knows not only what his goals are, but how to achieve them successfully. He has the spirit to be bold and creative and to truly think outside the box
Alexander Farmer
We worked together at GCiS China Strategic Research  •  Analyst, GCiS China Strategic Research. Previously Assistant, Sotheby's.
Frank is dedicated and hardworking, a consummate professional who strives to please his customers and pays keen attention to detail.

Paul C. Munguia
They're my friends  •  Loan Portfolio Manager, Renaissance Economic Development Corporation.
Paul is thoughtful enough to think his concept through and action-oriented enough make things happen. I've seen him go from ideation, to pul ... ling together a team and then executing. I'm confident that he has what it takes to succeed.