Meet Our Team
Winston Sun has been residing in the US since 2009, soon he discovered his passion for business and started his adventure in investment and finance-related industries, ranging from real estate investment, consulting, securities and investment banking. Winston has pursued his Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and yet deferred his admission to the Master's degree in Financial Management from Boston University. His past work experience from Bank of America Merrill Lynch and China Merchant Securities Co. has led Winston to jump into the business world at his earliest timing. He co-founded UniWill Ventures in 2017 and has been managing the VC fund headquarter office in the Bay Area, California. Winston strives to detect valuable early-stage startups and take them to the next funding round faster and more efficiently. Combined with his knowledge in Private Equity, secondary markets, and commercial banking, Winston has been a resourceful advisor to UniWill Venture's portfolio companies and a respected mentor to many young entrepreneurs.
Crysti Chen obtained her MS.E.D in Education Entrepreneurship from the University of Pennsylvania and her B.A in Political Economy and International Studies from the University of Washington. She is currently a Schwarzman Scholar at Tsinghua University and entitled the China Oceanview Fellow. Prior to co-founding UniWill Ventures in 2017, Crysti founded 2 NGOs which missioned in promoting education accesses and social justice in developing countries. 9 consecutive years of dedicated work in nonprofit made her realize the power of capital in driving social changes. Therefore, Crysti dived herself into Venture Capital with a particular focus on funding "social enterprises" and "investing for an impact". Crysti is passionate and supportive of talented startup teams across fields, including ag-tech, life science, clean energy, alternative protein, gene-sequencing, ed-tech, bio-data application and so on. Crysti is connecting dots from mission-driven entrepreneurs to urgent societal and environmental issues. She looks for futuristic and scalable solutions to improve humans’ lives without compromising the ocean, forest, and humanity. She’s down for circular economy and impact investing as a millennial female investor.
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