Vice President at Baidu Ventures
Fang Yuan is a Vice President of investments at Baidu Ventures (based in SF), focusing on AI & Robotics at the seed and Series A stages. Baidu Ventures is the non-strategic investment arm of Baidu, launched in early 2017 with a $200MM first fund. Our particular focus is on AI and robotics applied to specific industry verticals such as healthcare, transportation, agriculture, retail, etc. We’ve made ~40 investments in North America.
Fang is an investor in Covariant (previously Embodied Intelligence), which uses reinforcement learning to help robots better able to learn new, complex skills.