About

Determined to change the world

We learn, we innovate, we never stop.

Shanda is a privately-owned, global investment group, founded by Chinese online entertainment pioneer Tianqiao Chen and his family in 1999.

Shanda invests primarily in two extreme ends of the spectrum – either truly disruptive technologies at their early developmental stage or undervalued publicly listed companies with significant turnaround potential.

With our entrepreneurial and operational background, we understand company founders and their management teams and can support them as they build great companies. With our wholly-owned permanent capital, we can be flexible and take a long-term perspective. We conduct our own research to identify high quality investment targets and we are not afraid of taking contrarian views, as we often do, to the prevailing market sentiment.

At Shanda, we pride ourselves, as entrepreneurial investors, in our ability to combine vision and business acumen with a strong social conscience.

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Shanda invests across a variety of asset classes

Including venture capital, private equity and public securities, primarily focused on the financial services, technology and healthcare sectors. We also invest in real estate around the world.

We are currently the single largest shareholder of two U.S. listed companies: Lending Club (NYSE: LC) and Community Health Systems (NYSE: CYH). We were the single largest shareholder of Legg Mason (NYSE: LM) and our Chairman, Tianqiao Chen, served as Vice Chairman at the company in 2017.

Our venture capital portfolio comprises over 30 advanced technology companies in the U.S., Israel, United Kingdom, Iceland, Russia and Indonesia, and more than 120 Chinese companies primarily focused on Internet and mobile applications. Our real estate arm develops, operates and invests in various types of real estate properties in China and the U.S. We are also one of the largest timberland owners in North America.

We are committed to partnering with innovative companies that have a vision to change the world.

Shanda and its founders are deeply committed to social responsibility and philanthropy. Through the establishment of the  (“TCCI”), our founders are working with leading universities and research institutions in the U.S. and China on fundamental brain research with a particular focus on brain discovery, brain treatment and brain development.

Shanda’s corporate culture is anchored in our passion for learning and innovation, and our relentless pursuit of excellence. We consider these the pillars of our corporate culture; not only guiding principles for how we conduct ourselves but also our greatest asset and responsibility.

We actively invest in truly innovative technologies, products, and business models in order to strengthen our influence and our ability to drive positive societal change.

Tianqiao Chen Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer