Founder, Buttonwood Capital
Scott is the founder of Buttonwood Capital and based in Shanghai. He has more than 20 years of investment and start-up experience and insight across a wide spectrum of industries and international businesses. Prior to founding Buttonwood, Mr. Zheng has been a series entrepreneur, having started and co-started several companies in the last 14 years, including Internet search, video streaming, instant messaging, outdoor LED media, and on-shore Liquefied Natural Gas operations.
In addition to entrepreneurial pursuit, Mr. Zheng obtained managing experience through positions such as CFO of Joyou AG (JY8: Xetra), where he played a key role in bringing the Chinese company public at Deutsche Borse’s prime standard market board in 2010; director of business development at W.R. Grace, where he oversaw mergers and acquisition in Greater China region; Asia-Pacific finance manager at Delphi Corporation’s Dynamics and Propulsion division; senior financial analyst at General Motors NA. and investment banking career at Citic Securities in the nascent Chinese securities market back to the middle 90’s.
Mr. Zheng was recently awarded “2013 Best Angel Investor” by Technode (Techcrunch’s China partner), “2013 Top Ten Angel and Early Stage Investor” by China Venture, “2014 Best Angel Investor” by “The Founder” magazine (June 2014). He graduated from Columbia Business School in 1998 with an MBA degree in finance and strategy and is currently vice-chair of CBS Shanghai Alumni Association.