John Wei, Ph.D., MBA

Investment Director,
Applied Ventures, LLC

John Wei joined Applied Ventures in 2020. He focuses on a range of deep tech areas and industry verticals, including advanced materials, display, and Industry 4.0 technologies. He also manages Applied Ventures’ investment activities in the Greater China region.

Prior to joining Applied Ventures, John was a key member of the SABIC Ventures investment team, where he led multiple investments in advanced materials, display, energy & sustainability, and manufacturing space in North America, Europe, and China. Earlier in his career, John held various commercial and technical roles at The Linde Group and General Electric with domain expertise in the petrochemical, power generation, alternative energy and oil & gas industries.

John has a Bachelor degree from Tsinghua University and a PhD from Rutgers University, both in Chemical Engineering. While at Rutgers, he also earned a Master's degree in Computer Science. In addition, John holds an MBA degree from UCLA with a focus in Finance and Entrepreneurship. Outside of work, John enjoys woodworking, fishing and traveling.